Ein Provence-Krimi mit Capitaine Roger Blanc (3)
First day of sale: 13.01.2016
BRENNENDER MIDI. Ein Provence-Krimi mit Capitaine Roger Blanc /
BURNING MIDI. A Provence crime novel with Capitaine Roger Blanc
Crime Novel, ca. 304 pp., Spring 2016
“This crime novel is truly lovely and timely. Tightly and dynamically composed.” Annemarie Stoltenberg, NDR KULTUR
“With his well-researched crime novel Burning Midi, Cay Rademacher sketches an atmospheric picture of France. Entertainment of the highest order.” FÜR SIE
“Cay Rademacher writes with great empathy for the region and its memorable characters. Even the language is a pleasure, as it melts on the tongue. The reader swings back and forth between chuckles and tense expectation, and will be shocked by the crashing finale. Cleverly composed, light as a feather, with a large portion of conceit.” Emmanuel van Stein, Kölner Stadtanzeiger
Death in the Olive Grove – a new case for Capitaine Roger Blanc
In the Province it has just turned autumn, but Capitaine Roger Blanc can find no peace in his new home: in the adjacent village of Lançon, a propeller driven plane has crashed into an olive grove. The pilot of the machine is dead. Blanc and his colleagues hurry down to the scene of the accident and quickly find themselves confronted with a number of inconsistencies. The dead man was a candidate to become a pilot for the military, besides being well-known as an extremely skilled flyer. The statements of several witnesses to the accident do not conform with each other. Was it perhaps not simply a tragic accident? The Capitaine has no other choice but to bury himself once more in an investigation. Before long, intriguing discoveries are made. It becomes apparent that the dead man was working for a drug cartel in Marseille. Furthermore, his comrades seem anything but devastated by the accident.
In the meantime, Blanc’s private life remains turbulent: with the arrival of his divorce papers the end of his marriage is now confirmed in writing. His relationship to the investigative magistrate Aveline Vialaron-Allègre, however, is not particularly easy. Perhaps the distraction of work is not such a bad thing after all – but there must be another dead body in the olive grove…
Rights to previous titles of the series sold to: St Martin's Press (English World); Ediciones Maeva (Spanish World)
Cay Rademacher, born in 1965, is a freelance journalist and author. His mystery novels set in post-war Hamburg ‘Der Trümmermörder‘ (The Murderer in the Ruins), ‘Der Schieber‘ (The Wolf Children), ‘Der Fälscher‘ (The Forger) are published by Dumont. His Provence mystery novel series includes ‘Mörderischer Mistral‘ (Murderous Mistral), 2014, ‘Tödliche Camargue‘ (Deadly Camargue), 2015, ‘Brennender Midi‘ (Burning Midi), 2016, ‘Gefährliche Côte Bleue‘ (Dangerous Côte Bleue), 2017, and ‘Dunkles Arles‘ (Dark Arles), 2018 and 'Verhängnisvolles Calès' (Fateful Calès), 2019. His stand-alone 'Ein letzter Sommer in Méjean' (One Last Summer in Méjean) was published in 2019. Cay Rademacher lives with his family in the vicinity of Salon-de-Provence, France.