Ein Provence-Krimi mit Capitaine Roger Blanc (5)
First day of sale: 23.07.2019
A Novel, ca. 300 pp.
‘Cay Rademachers “Murderous Mistral” is a perfect getaway-mystery. (…) a tightly plotted whodunit…’ New York Times Book Review
A dramatic game of cat-and-mouse in the picturesque alleys of Arles
November in Provence: Captain Roger Blanc has arranged a weekend in Arles with his secret lover, the investigating judge Aveline Vialaron-Allègre. The two decide to meet at the Roman amphitheatre in Arles. However, at the very centre of the ancient monument, a man is cold-bloodedly murdered. Aveline is an accidental witness to the crime – and is also attacked by the perpetrator. She narrowly escapes death, but the stranger steals her bag, which is full of important documents that she has to present to her husband, the politically powerful Secretary of State, in Paris on Monday.
Blanc and Aveline only have two days to find the murderer in Arles and retrieve the stolen documents. Little by little they find out that the murdered man has interfered with the machinations of a powerful group. They are made up of politicians, policemen and youth activists who want to make money with counterfeit antiques to finance a political action that will destabilise the state. And then, when Marius Tonon turns up in Arles, whom Blanc believed was in a dry-out clinic, he no longer knows who his friends are – or his enemies.
Rights to previous titles of the series sold to:
St. Martin’s Press (English World); Ediciones Maeva (Spanish World);
Cay Rademacher, geboren 1965, ist freier Journalist und Autor. Bei DuMont erschienen seine Kriminalromane aus dem Hamburg der Nachkriegszeit: ›Der Trümmermörder‹ (2011), ›Der Schieber‹ (2012) und ›Der Fälscher‹ (2013). Seine Provence-Krimiserie umfasst: ›Mörderischer Mistral‹ (2014), ›Tödliche Camargue‹ (2015), ›Brennender Midi‹ (2016), ›Gefährliche Côte Bleue‹ (2017) und ›Dunkles Arles‹ (2018). Zuletzt erschien der Kriminalroman ›Ein letzter Sommer in Méjean‹ (2019). Cay Rademacher lebt mit seiner Familie in der Nähe von Salon-de-Provence in Frankreich.