Norman Bogner's novels have sold eleven million copies in the U.S. and eighteen million copies worldwide. For the last fifteen years Bogner has worked in Hollywood, but To Die in Provence marks his triumphant return to novel writing.Jennifer Bowen, a young professor of art history, is thrilled to have been hired by Adam Gold, one of the most successful TV producers in America, to keep an eye on his spoiled nineteen-year-old daughter, Maddie, while she studies French in Aix-en-Provence. And Jennifer's glad to get Maddie away from the influence of Boy, Maddie's boyfriend and ex-con.But Jennifer never imagines the lengths Maddie will go to get what she wants. And what she wants is Boy.Boy is also in Provence, and he weaves the willing Maddie into a depraved erotic web of murder and destruction as he seizes his chance to get closer to his beautiful heiress.
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Norman Bogner's first thriller in 15 years is the grisly, noir side of Peter Mayle's sweet books about Provence (A Year in Provence, Chasing Cezanne, Hotel Pastis). Bogner offers a spooky evocation of the horror that can live alongside all that great food and scenery. We first find top copper Michel Danton recovering from shotgun wounds while working in his father's restaurant in Aix, where "fresh strings of Arles sausage and legs of jambon de Bayonne slyly waltzed on their hooks in the window." Michel's father is a tyrant, and his latest lady friend has just dumped him, so he's ready for a new case. Enter Darrell Vernon Boynton, a charming young psychopath called Boy by the women he conquers and the wealthy tourists he murders. Boy is a true descendant of Hannibal Lecter, and the only reason he hasn't eaten any of his victims is that the other food in Provence is too tempting. But be warned: not many other atrocities are beyond his imagination. As Bogner has proven in such previous blockbusters as Seventh Avenue and California Dreamers, he has the imagination to create nightmare landscapes in all manner of settings--and the writing skills to quickly make us a part of them. --Dick AdlerFrom the Publisher:
"Fans of the Thomas Harris brand of intelligent, fast-paced suspense and hard-edged action should find Bogner's trip to Provence just the ticket." --The Los Angeles Times
"When you pick up To Die in Provence, you won't put it down until you've finished it. This fast-paced, suspenseful, psychological thriller is a real page-turner." --Barbara Taylor Bradford
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Book Description John Curley & Assoc, 1999. Audio Cassette. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0792722949
Book Description BBC Audiobooks, 1999. Audio Cassette. Book Condition: Brand New. unabridged edition. 9.25x6.50x2.50 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 0792722949