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The Corsican Caper Audio CD

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Product details

  • Audio CD
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0804166145
  • ISBN-13: 978-0804166140
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.9 x 15.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,467,286 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"What floats in this novel are the bubbles from the champagne that always seems to be chilled and waiting, along with Mayle's usual airy descriptions of French wines and meals."
--"Booklist
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"Readers who want to engage by proxy in the lives of Europe's mega-wealthy will...appreciate this frothy bit of fun from bestseller Mayle."
--"Publishers Weekly"
"Richly descriptive...smooth as the most decadent dessert."
--"Kirkus "
"A delightful confection."
--"I Love a Mystery
"
"Cracking open The Corsican Caper...is the next best thing to being there....Bon appetit!"
--"Examiner.com"

"From the Hardcover edition."

"A light frolic of suspense....I...enjoyed every moment of an escape into the world of champagne for lunch and a snack of escargot and caviar."
--"Suspense Magazine"
"What floats in this novel are the bubbles from the champagne that always seems to be chilled and waiting, along with Mayle's usual airy descriptions of French wines and meals."
--"Booklist
"
"Readers who want to engage by proxy in the lives of Europe's mega-wealthy will...appreciate this frothy bit of fun from bestseller Mayle."
--"Publishers Weekly"
"Richly descriptive...smooth as the most decadent dessert."
--"Kirkus "
"A delightful confection."
--"I Love a Mystery
"
"Cracking open The Corsican Caper...is the next best thing to being there....Bon appetit!"
--"Examiner.com"

"From the Hardcover edition."

"A delight to read. . . . [A] romp exhorting the pleasures of the French countryside. . . . Bon appetit!" --"The Post and Courier
"
"There is a way to enjoy delicious meals in the south of France amid gorgeous scenery with many bottles of wine (particularly rose) but no calories. You can enjoy it all vicariously through Peter Mayle's ["The Corsican Caper"]. . . . You're in good company with Mayle's cast of characters." --"The Columbus Dispatch"
"Filled with fascinating characters and punctuated with culinary delights," --"Palm Beach Daily News"

A delight to read. . . . [A] romp exhorting the pleasures of the French countryside. . . . Bon appetit! "The Post and Courier
"
There is a way to enjoy delicious meals in the south of France amid gorgeous scenery with many bottles of wine (particularly rose) but no calories. You can enjoy it all vicariously through Peter Mayle s ["The Corsican Caper"]. . . . You re in good company with Mayle s cast of characters. "The Columbus Dispatch"
Filled with fascinating characters and punctuated with culinary delights, "Palm Beach Daily News"" --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

Peter Mayle spent fifteen years in the advertising business before escaping in 1975 to write books, including his bestselling "A Year in Provence "and "Toujours Provence". His work has been translated into seventeen languages and he has contributed to a variety of newspapers and magazines. He lives with his wife in Provence. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.


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Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I love all Peter Mayle's books, and this is no exception. A leisurely amble through Marseilles and onto Corsica with a spot of crime thrown in for good measure. I've dropped a star because I have a gripe which is, that as an (supposed) Englishman, why has he started to write in 'American'. Leaving the 'u' out of colour and neighbour etc. Check instead of cheque. Cell phone instead of mobile, and lots more. It's a bit pedantic to some I suppose, but it does annoy me rather......
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Opening a new book by premier raconteur Peter Mayle is very much like returning to your favorite restaurant - you know dinner will be delicious and you cannot wait to taste it. So it was for me upon beginning The Corsican Caper - eager to meet the intriguing characters, to vicariously enjoy gourmet meals, well chosen wines, and visit luxurious only to be dreamed of places. (In this case, one of the places is a yacht, The Caspian Sea. Or as Mayle puts it "the mother of all yachts" - three hundred feet of dark blue with four decks, radar, helicopter pad and two speedboats behind. Plus, of course, an interior so luxe it would put a Park Avenue penthouse to shame.)

Mayle's characters always travel First Class and eat in 5 star restaurants - what a joy it is to join them! Once again we're in the company of Sam Levitt who well knows how to solve a crime without missing a meal or a glass of wine. He and the beautiful Elena Morales are coming from California for an extended visit with their dear friend, Francis Reboul..As it happens (and you knew it would) Reboul lives in a palatial Corsican estate, El Pharo, one of the most prime properties in all of the Mediterranean.

While awaiting his guests Reboul notices the mega yacht just several hundred yards offshore. It slows, comes to a stop and several figures appear on the top deck - they all appear to be looking directly at him. Of course, Reboul finds this a bit disconcerting, and he would be more than disconcerted if he knew that the owner of the yacht was an unscrupulous billionaire Russian, Oleg Vronsky.

Vronsky has been checking out the coast for a suitable home, and he wants El Pharo. Problem is the Russian always gets what he wants, sometimes leaving a dead body or two behind.
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Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Peter Mayle gets it right- again! Both seller and writer recommended.
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Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Ah!
I love these annual instalments from Peter Mayle.
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The paperback book was in good order, arrived in good time and was an enjoyable read.
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A very good read, but my husband likes most of Peter Mayles books
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Good condition, good price - thank you.
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He's done it again! Another sunny crime caper book set in the glamorous South of France. Perfect summer reading from an expert. Grab a glass of wine, sit on a sun lounger and enjoy...
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