MÖRDERISCHER MISTRAL. Ein Provence-Krimi mit Capitaine Roger Blanc /
MURDEROUS MISTRAL. A Provence crime novel with Capitaine Roger Blanc
A Crime Novel, ca. 272 pp. English sample available!
‘Cay Rademachers “Murderous Mistral” is a perfect getaway-mystery. (…) a tightly plotted whodunit…’ New York Times Book Review
‘Readers will be as captivated by Rademacher’s description of Blanc’s adjustment to village life as they will by the well-constructed mystery. Highly recommended for fans of international crime fiction…’ Booklist starred review
‘The storyline is as original as the characters. Between the lines, you even believe you can detect the scent of Provence (…) Great that Blanc will continue to solve cases.’ Kölner Stadtanzeiger
‘Thrilling, complex and equipped with a charismatic protagonist – highly readable.’ - Eckart Baier, BUCHJOURNAL
Murder in the Provence – Deadly networks and Provencal idyll
His wife has left him and he has been transferred to the provinces: Capitaine Roger Blanc’s stands in ruins. Until recently he successfully investigated corruption cases in Paris, but he stepped on some mighty toes in the process. So now he finds himself alone in his new home, a dilapidated oil mill that he had inherited years ago from an uncle.
But even before Blanc has the chance to get used to his new situation he is assigned to a murder case, and suddenly the captain is involved in an intrigue that takes him deeper into the inner workings of his new home than he would like to go. And he also has to get used to his new colleagues, to his partner Marius, who is more interested in Rosé than in his work or to the temperamental computer specialist Fabienne, who seems to belong anywhere except in this sleepy little town. And then there is the feared and attractive examining magistrate Aveline Vialaron-Allègre, who is married to, of all people, the politician who ruined Blanc’s career. Then a second murder occurs – and it comes to a showdown in the pine forests that the mistral is in the process of turning into a raging sea of flames…
Rights 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.