THE MYSTERY OF THE LOST CÉZANNE – On sale September 15th 2015
About the book –
A friend in his cigar club asks Antoine Verlaque to visit René Rouquet, a retired postal worker who has found a rolled-up canvas in his apartment. As the apartment once belonged to Cézanne, Rouquet is convinced he’s discovered a treasure. But when Verlaque arrives at the apartment, he finds René dead, the canvas missing, and a mysterious art history professor standing over the body.
When the painting is finally recovered, the mystery only deepens. The brushwork and color all point to Cézanne. But who is the smiling woman in the painting? She is definitely not the dour Madame Cézanne. Who killed René? Who stole the painting? And what will they do to get it back?
About the author –
M.L. LONGWORTH has lived in Aix-en-Provence since 1997. She has written about the region for the Washington Post, the Times (UK), the Independent (UK), and Bon Appétit. She is the author of a bilingual collection of essays, Une Américaine en Provence. Longworth currently divides her time between Aix and Paris, where she teaches writing at NYU’s Paris campus. You can visit her website at mllongworth.com.