An intriguing crime mystery – the disappearance of an Englishman in France. Perfect for fans of Maigret, the focus is on the people and the setting.
An intriguing crime mystery – the disappearance of an Englishman in France. Perfect for fans of Maigret, the focus is on the people and the setting. Set in St Rémy de Provence, Southern France, 2006. An expat Englishman is missing. After a false start by the local police, Avignon’s answer to Maigret, Commandant Ruppert, is brought in to pick up the investigation.
The family back in England are pushing for answers. Is this a missing person or a murder case?
With no hard evidence or clues, Ruppert uses some unconventional police methods to uncover the truth. He encounters shady business dealings and interviews suspect local characters. This is a difficult case to crack. Can Ruppert solve the mystery?
What dark secrets are the local characters hiding? Is any part of the locale a clue to solving this testing case?
This is Neil Thomas's fourth novel. He has also written the novels, All Through the Night, a Welsh western rooted in the 1790s, Keeping the Lid On, a dark story set in a small private school in the early 2000s, and Spy Without a Cause, set in Hong Kong, Manila and Singapore in the 1980s.