The Diamond Caper

The Diamond Caper

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When a Riviera socialite's diamonds are stolen--the latest in a string of seemingly unconnected but increasingly audacious jewelry heists across France--Peter Mayle's bon vivant and master sleuth, Sam Levitt, and his partner, Elena Morales, are soon on the case. In these "perfect crimes," Sam sees the hand of a master criminal, but as he and Elena dig deeper, they begin to realize just how dangerous it may be to pursue the truth. In the midst of all the excitement, there's a house to renovate, rosé to share, and feasts of the Provençal summer bounty to enjoy--giving The Diamond Caper all the hallmarks of another delightfully sun-splashed Peter Mayle adventure.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 130 x 203 x 23mm | 227g
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0804173192
  • 9780804173193
  • 252,438

Review Text

"A romp. . . . Food and wine are delicious, sunsets gorgeous and everyone has a good time. So will the reader." -The Washington Times

"For nearly 20 years, Peter Mayle has entertained foodies, Francophiles and armchair travelers with his adventures in the South of France." -The New York Times Book Review

"Witty. . . . As the [characters] eat and drink their way through Provence, there's also the matter of solving a string of jewelry heists, which poses more danger than they expect." -The Sacramento Bee

"A plot-twisting mystery set against a rosé-fueled Riviera backdrop." -Yahoo! Travel
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Review quote

"A romp. . . . Food and wine are delicious, sunsets gorgeous and everyone has a good time. So will the reader." --The Washington Times "For nearly 20 years, Peter Mayle has entertained foodies, Francophiles and armchair travelers with his adventures in the South of France." --The New York Times Book Review "Witty. . . . As the [characters] eat and drink their way through Provence, there's also the matter of solving a string of jewelry heists, which poses more danger than they expect." --The Sacramento Bee "A plot-twisting mystery set against a rosé-fueled Riviera backdrop." --Yahoo! Travel
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About Peter Mayle

Peter Mayle is the author of fifteen books, nine of them novels, including the beloved bestseller A Year in Provence. A recipient of the Légion d'Honneur from the French government for his cultural contributions, he lived in Provence with his wife, Jennie, for more than twenty-five years. Mayle died in 2018.
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Rating details

1,055 ratings
3.35 out of 5 stars
5 15% (158)
4 26% (272)
3 42% (446)
2 13% (142)
1 4% (37)
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