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The Corsican Caper

By Peter Mayle

Here is Peter Mayle at his effervescent best—his master sleuth, Sam Levitt, eating, drinking, and romancing his way through the South of France even as he investigates a case of deadly intrigue among the Riviera’s jet set.

Billionaire Francis Reboul is taking in the view at his coastal estate, awaiting the arrival of vacationing friends Sam Levitt and Elena Morales, when he spies a massive yacht whose passengers seem a little too interested in his property. The yacht belongs to rapacious Russian tycoon Oleg Vronsky, who, for his own purposes, will stop at nothing to obtain Reboul’s villa. When Reboul refuses to sell, Vronsky’s methods quickly turn unsavory. Now it’s up to Sam—he’s saved Reboul’s neck before—to negotiate with an underworld of mercenaries and hit men, not to mention the Corsican mafia, to prevent his friend from becoming a victim of Vronsky’s “Russian diplomacy.”

The dire situation doesn’t stop Sam and Elena from attending glamorous fêtes where the wines and starlets alike sparkle, and enjoying sumptuous meals—from multicourse revelations to understated delights like the first asparagus of the season, on which one must make a wish. But as Sam’s sleuthing draws him closer to the truth of Vronsky’s schemes, he realizes Reboul might not be the only one unable to enjoy the good life for long.

Brimming with entertaining twists, sparkling scenery, and mouthwatering gustatory interludes as only Peter Mayle can write them, The Corsican Caper is a one-way ticket to pleasure, Provençal style.


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2014

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Format: Book
Author: Mayle, Peter
Summary: "The beloved author at his effervescent best: his master sleuth, Sam Levitt, eating, drinking, and romancing his way through the South of France--even as he investigates a case of deadly intrigue among the Riviera's jet set. Billionaire Francis Reboul is taking in the view at his coastal estate, awaiting the arrival of vacationing friends Sam Levitt and Elena Morales, when he spies a massive yacht whose passengers seem a little too interested in his property. The yacht belongs to rapacious, unscrupulous Russian tycoon Oleg Vronsky, who's decided he'll stop at nothing to obtain Reboul's villa. And when Reboul refuses to sell, Vronsky's methods quickly turn unsavory. Now, it's up to Sam--he's saved Reboul's neck before--to negotiate with an underworld of mercenaries and hitmen, not to mention the Corsican mafia, to prevent his friend from becoming a victim of Vronsky's 'Russian diplomacy.' Brimming with head-turning twists, sparkling scenery, and mouthwatering gustatory interludes as only Peter Mayle can write them, The Corsican Caper is a one-way ticket to pleasure, Provence style"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: The Corsican caper / Peter Mayle.
Publisher Date: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2014.
Subject: Real property -- Fiction. FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General. FICTION / Suspense. TRAVEL / Europe / France. Provence (France) -- Fiction.
Isbn: 9780307962867 (hardback) 0307962865 (hardback) 9780345804563 (trade paperback) 0345804562 (trade paperback)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 9
System Items Total: 15
Call Number: M Mayle
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Bib Id: 518746

Format: Book
Author: Mayle, Peter.
Summary: "The beloved author at his effervescent best: his master sleuth, Sam Levitt, eating, drinking, and romancing his way through the South of France--even as he investigates a case of deadly intrigue among the Riviera's jet set. Billionaire Francis Reboul is taking in the view at his coastal estate, awaiting the arrival of vacationing friends Sam Levitt and Elena Morales, when he spies a massive yacht whose passengers seem a little too interested in his property. The yacht belongs to rapacious, unscrupulous Russian tycoon Oleg Vronsky, who's decided he'll stop at nothing to obtain Reboul's villa. And when Reboul refuses to sell, Vronsky's methods quickly turn unsavory. Now, it's up to Sam--he's saved Reboul's neck before--to negotiate with an underworld of mercenaries and hitmen, not to mention the Corsican mafia, to prevent his friend from becoming a victim of Vronsky's 'Russian diplomacy.' Brimming with head-turning twists, sparkling scenery, and mouthwatering gustatory interludes as only Peter Mayle can write them, The Corsican Caper is a one-way ticket to pleasure, Provence style"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: The Corsican caper / Peter Mayle.
Edition: First edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2014.
Description: 161 pages ; 22 cm
Subjects: Real property -- Fiction.
Subjects: FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General.
Subjects: FICTION / Suspense.
Subjects: TRAVEL / Europe / France.
Subjects: Provence (France) -- Fiction.
LCCN: 2013037049
ISBN: 9780307962867 (hardback)
ISBN: 0307962865 (hardback)
ISBN: 9780345804563 (trade paperback)
ISBN: 0345804562 (trade paperback)
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Available Copies: 9
Total Copies: 15
Call Number: M Mayle