Death in the Vines
An Antoine Verlaque and Marine Bonnet Mystery by M. L. Longworth
Review: Commissioner Bruno Paulik is summoned by local vintner Oliver Bonnard to investigate the theft of expensive rare vintages of wines stolen from his private cellar. Paulik is very familiar with the winery and its irreplaceable wines as his wife is Bonnard's head winemaker. While still examining clues of the theft, Monsieur Gilles d'Arras reports that his wife Pauline, who has Alzheimer's disease, has vanished from their lavish home. When Bonnard calls Judge Antoine Verlaque, it is assumed he called because they had found the thief of the wines, but instead it is to inform him that Pauline d'Arras was found dead in his vineyard. Verlaque and law professor Marine Bonnet immediately launch into their own investigation of the theft and death as there could possibly be a connection. But then again, there have been two other murders of women in this small friendly quaint town of Provence. Could there be a thief and a serial killer? Verlaque and Bonnet have never before faced quite a mystery in Death in the Vines, the third mystery in this series by M. L. Longworth.
Special thanks to guest reviewer Betty of The Betz Review for contributing her review of Death in the Vines.
Acknowledgment: Penguin Group provided a copy of Death in the Vines for this review.
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Location(s) referenced in Death in the Vines: France
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Death in the Vines by M. L. Longworth — An Antoine Verlaque and Marine Bonnet Mystery
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