We Need Diverse Ya Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Lists | June 22, 2015

    Stephen Jarvis: IMG Robert Seymour — 13 Pictures



    1. Self-Portrait. My new novel, Death and Mr. Pickwick, tells the story of the origins of Charles Dickens's first novel, The Pickwick Papers. Its... Continue »
    1. $21.00 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

      Death and Mr. Pickwick

      Stephen Jarvis 9780374139667

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$1.95
List price: $15.95
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Local Warehouse Literature- A to Z

Chasing Cezanne

by

Chasing Cezanne Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Hanky-panky on the international art scene is the source of the hilarity and fizz in Peter Mayle's new novel. He flies us back to the south of France (a region some readers of his irresistible best-sellers believe him to have invented), on a wild chase through galleries, homes of prominent collectors, and wickedly delectable restaurants. There are stopovers in the Bahamas and England, and in New York, where that glossiest of magazines, Decorating Quarterly, reflects the cutting-edge trendiness of its editor, Camilla Jameson Porter. (Camilla has recently broken new ground in the world of power lunches by booking two tables on the same day, and shuttling between them, at the city's trendiest restaurant.)

It is Camilla who has sent our hero, Andre Kelly, to Cap Ferrat to take glamorous photo-graphs of the houses and treasures of the rich, famous, and fatuous. He happens to have his camera at the ready when he spots a Cézanne being loaded onto a plumber's truck near the home of an absent collector. Odd, thinks Andre. And in no time he's on the trail of a state-of-the-art art scam, chasing Cézanne.

It's a joy to follow him and the crowds intent on speeding or foiling his quest — including a beautiful agent; a super-savvy art dealer attracted to the finer things in life, especially if they promise the payoff of a lifetime; an awesome Dutch forger; some outstandingly greedy New York sophisticates; and, invisible in the background, the parade of remarkable chefs whose mouthwatering culinary masterpieces periodically soothe the hero and tantalize the reader of Chasing Cézanne.

Review:

"Blending rare art, treachery and steamy romance with ambiance and haute cuisine, Mayle serves up even warmed-over plot and character as blithely as if they were chefs d'oeuvre." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Part travelog and part art mystery caper, this new tale from Mayle, the author who put Provence on the map, is a thoroughly enjoyable romp through the international art world." Library Journal

Synopsis:

"A delightful blend of crime and cuisine." San Francisco

Synopsis:

The second book in the delightful Verlaque and Bonnet mystery series is another page-turning whodunit, this time in set in a small community of theology students and professors at Aix-en-Provence's university.

 

When the director of the theology department at the university in Aix is found dead, Judge Verlaque is dumbfounded. Professor Moutte was about to announce the recipient of both a fellowship, and his position as Director—which includes the coveted apartment in a 17th century mansion. The prospective recipients and others close to Moutte make up a long list of suspects, but Verlaque isn’t convinced any of the eager students or desperate teachers are capable of murder, and he must dig deeper. With Marine’s help—and that of her plucky mother—Verlaque uncovers a world that proves more complicated than university politics.

About the Author

Peter Mayle is the author of A Year in Provence and Toujours Provence, as well as the novels Hotel Pastis, A Dog's Life, and Anything Considered. His books have been translated into twenty-two languages. He divides his time between the south of France and Long Island.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679781202
Author:
Mayle, Peter
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Author:
Longworth, M. L.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
France, Southern
Subject:
Art thefts -- France, Southern -- Fiction.
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
fiction;france;mystery;art;humor;novel;provence;travel
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Publication Date:
19980431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
7.2 x 5.2 x .64 in .49 lb
Age Level:
from 18

Other books you might like

  1. Mason and Dixon Used Hardcover $6.50
  2. Seven Years in Tibet
    Used Trade Paper $6.50
  3. Wobegon Boy Used Trade Paper $2.50
  4. Chez Panisse Menu Cookbook Used Trade Paper $9.95
  5. The All-True Travels and Adventures... Used Trade Paper $2.50
  6. Women with men :three stories Used Hardcover $6.50

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Mystery » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Popular Fiction » Adventure

Chasing Cezanne Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$1.95 In Stock
Product details 304 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780679781202 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Blending rare art, treachery and steamy romance with ambiance and haute cuisine, Mayle serves up even warmed-over plot and character as blithely as if they were chefs d'oeuvre." Publishers Weekly
"Review" by , "Part travelog and part art mystery caper, this new tale from Mayle, the author who put Provence on the map, is a thoroughly enjoyable romp through the international art world."
"Synopsis" by , "A delightful blend of crime and cuisine." San Francisco
"Synopsis" by ,
The second book in the delightful Verlaque and Bonnet mystery series is another page-turning whodunit, this time in set in a small community of theology students and professors at Aix-en-Provence's university.

 

When the director of the theology department at the university in Aix is found dead, Judge Verlaque is dumbfounded. Professor Moutte was about to announce the recipient of both a fellowship, and his position as Director—which includes the coveted apartment in a 17th century mansion. The prospective recipients and others close to Moutte make up a long list of suspects, but Verlaque isn’t convinced any of the eager students or desperate teachers are capable of murder, and he must dig deeper. With Marine’s help—and that of her plucky mother—Verlaque uncovers a world that proves more complicated than university politics.

spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.