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, 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), ›Dunkles Arles‹ (2018) und ›Verhängnisvolles Calès‹ (2019). Außerdem erschien 2019 der Kriminalroman ›Ein letzter Sommer in Méjean‹. Cay Rademacher lebt mit seiner Familie in der Nähe von Salon-de-Provence in Frankreich.