'Mayle peppers the narrative with wry observations, often in the form of his trademark one-liners' New York Times. 'It's a breeze of a read - light and fun, and written with the ease and assurance of an expert' Daily Mail. 'This book left me feeling thirsty for a glass of Bordeaux and hungry for beef cheeks with foie gras, followed by a fondant au chocolat' Irish Examiner. 'An evocative blending of wine and crime and a book that is sure to please Mayle fans and newcomers alike' City AM. 'This is a feel-good book for the summer, best savoured over a glass of vintage rose' Sunday Express.
Peter Mayle is the author of eleven previous books, five of them novels. He has received the Legion d'Honneur from the French government for his cultural contributions. He has been living in Provence with his wife, Jennie, for twenty years.