Ein Provence-Krimi mit Capitaine Roger Blanc (2)
First day of sale: 13.01.2016
DEATHLY CAMARGUE. A crime novel from
Provence with Capitaine Roger Blanc
A Novel, ca. 272 pp., Spring 2015
“A taste like a cool summer wine, shimmering dark like the expansive marshes of Camargue. A crime novel for summer, bien sur, and what a novel” - Elisabeth Hermann, BILD
»The plot is as original as the characters. Between the lines you begin to believe you can detect the scent of Provence. (…) Great to hear that Blanc will be investigating further cases.« Kölner Stadtanzeiger on “Mörderischer Mistral”
„Thrilling, complex and equipped with a charismatic protagonist – highly readable.“ Eckart Bayer, Buchjournal on “Mörderischer Mistral”
Atmospheric, authentic, thrilling
Capitaine Roger Blanc investigates in the Camargue
August, the air over Provence shimmers in suffocating heat. Capitaine Roger Blanc and his colleague Marius Tonon are called to the Camargue. A black fighting bull has escaped from the pasture and has gored a cyclist on its horns. A bizarre accident, or so it initially seems. Until Blanc discovers evidence that someone left the gate open intentionally …
The deceased is Albert Cohen, political magazine reporter, fashion intellectual from Paris, TV personality. He was in the Camargue to write a major article on Vincent van Gogh. Yet what has that got to do with the attack? Whilst a cheerful building crew remove the old roof from his dilapidated oil mill, but don’t find a new one, Blanc comes across Cohen’s incomplete report during his investigation, which is not quite as harmless as it initially appeared. And also a spectacular, never solved burglary on the Côte d'Azur, and an old, deadly story that everyone, absolutely everyone wants to forget. By the end, Blanc feels a little more at home in his new surroundings in Provence. But he pays a high price for it.
Rights sold to: St Martin's Press (English 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.