Ein Provence-Krimi mit Capitaine Roger Blanc (5)
First day of sale: 05.06.2020
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, 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.