American architect Jordan Mayfair travels to Provence with visions of Roman ruins bathed in magical Provencal light exquisite foods and wines and -- possibly -- an alluring Frenchmen.
American architect Jordan Mayfair travels to Provence with visions of Roman ruins bathed in magical Provencal light exquisite foods and wines and -- possibly -- an alluring Frenchmen. She will experience all she imagined but she never expected to be chased across the French countryside for an Elvis recording. Danger follows her to the village of Fontvieille where the colorful inhabitants are in a frenzy over missing Van Gogh sketches. Pursued through ancient tunnels and narrow twisting streets Jordan becomes an unwilling player in dramas as intricate and intriguing as the secret passages she discovers.
- ISBN-13: 9781432830267
- ISBN-10: 1432830260
- Publisher: Five Star (ME)
- Publish Date: March 2015
- Page Count: 367
- Dimensions: 8.78 x 6.46 x 1.19 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.29 pounds
Series: Jordan Mayfair Mystery #1
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-02-23
- Reviewer: Staff
Gobbell’s refreshing debut introduces Jordan Mayfair, an architect from Savannah, Ga., who joins her 72-year-old travel writer uncle, Alex Carlyle, on a journey to Provence. Jordan’s troubles begin when their flight to Paris is diverted to Brussels, where she leaves her suitcase on a commuter train. The efforts of an American dressed like a cowboy to get it to her before the train pulls out of the station are to no avail. Later, in Paris, Jordan is stunned to see the cowboy-looking American she encountered in Brussels. Stranger still is the cowboy ending up outside her hotel as a hit-and-run victim. Jordan and Alex eventually reach the village of Fontvieille, where her hotel room is ransacked and her new suitcase flung open. Someone apparently believes Jordan has something valuable in her possession, but what? Seasoned with humor and evocative descriptions of magnificent historic sites, this whodunit should appeal to fans of both cozies and traditional mysteries. (Apr.)