Blog Tour

Death In Avignon

Author -Serena Kent.

Serena Kent has been a journalist, a banker, a music composer and a sheep-shearer – and is also the nom de plume of Deborah Lawrenson and her husband Robert Rees. They live in Kent in a house full of books, and own a ramshackle old farmhouse on the slopes of the Luberon hills in Provence which is also in desperate need of some more bookshelves.

Deborah has previously published eight novels including The Art of Falling, The Lantern, The Sea Garden and 300 Days of Sun. Robert has previously published one novel, A Season in the Sun.

Publisher – Orion Books

Pages – 336

Social Media Links –
Twitter – Serena Kent


The Blurb –

Glamour, intrigue, and a mystery to die for…

After a tumultuous summer, Penelope Kite has settled into the rhythm of her new life in Provence. Lavender-scented evenings, long lunches with new friends – and an exclusive gallery opening to attend, on the arm of the gorgeous mayor of St Merlot…

But beneath the veneer of glamour, scandal is brewing. Shockwaves ripple through the Avignon art world when a controversial painter, Roland Doncaster, chokes on an almond-stuffed olive.

A tragic accident? Or a ruthless poisoning? Embroiled once more in a murder investigation, Penelope discovers that any number of jealous lovers and scheming rivals could be in the frame. And with dashing art dealers to charm, patisseries to resist, and her own friends under suspicion, Penelope will need all her sleuthing talents to unveil the truth…

Today is my stop on the Death In Avignon blog tour.  Many thanks to Tracy Fenton for the chance to read and review.

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My thoughts – This is the second book in the Penelope Kite series, it follows Death In Provence.  Although part of a series, this is can easily be read as a standalone.

This was a really enjoyable read, as I got immersed into Penelope’s world.  The descriptions of Provence are just beautiful, so evocative of the area.  This book sees Penelope trying to solve the murder of Roland Doncaster, a painter in Avignon, who chokes on an almond stuffed olive.

I really enjoyed this book, it is well written and very funny.

Purchase Links – Death In Avignon



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