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Good start to a series,
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I have just purchased the complete series featuring Chief Inspector Jacquot, and having read this, the first of the series, I am looking forward to reading more. There are some problems with this book though. It is too bitty for me, lots of short chapters, a couple too many characters (eg the journalist) who don't add much to the story, maybe an extra strand of plot too much, it's almost as if the author is trying too hard. The "mystery" itself is a tad obvious and there are some plot inconsistencies but I am willing to forgive all this as the characterisation is top notch, the description of Provence and its callanques exquisite and the dialogue crisp and effective.
On the whole the advantages outweigh my, perhaps picky, criticisms and as a curate's egg there are many more good "bits" than bad.