The Diamond Caper

The Diamond Caper

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Bon vivant and expert sleuth Sam Levitt and his partner in love and intrigue, Elena Morales, return in the latest installment of the delightfully sun-splashed Provençal Caper series.

When a Riviera socialite’s diamonds are stolen—the latest in a string of seemingly unconnected but ever-more-audacious jewelry heists across France—Elena flies in to investigate the insurance claim. It’s a trip she’s more than happy to make, as it gives her a chance to meet up with old friends in Marseille—and, particularly, with Sam.

Once reunited, Sam isn’t entirely distracted by domestic matters. In the pattern of these “perfect crimes” he's beginning to see a master at work, and he’s quickly determined to connect and solve the cases. But as he and Elena dig deeper, they begin to realize just how much is connected and how dangerous it may be to pursue the whole truth.

Meanwhile, there’s a house to renovate, rosé to share, and feasts of Provençal summer bounty to enjoy. Full of Peter Mayle’s inimitable wit and style, The Diamond Caper is sure to charm faithful fans and new readers alike.

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While investigating a string of jewel heists in France, Elena reuintes with Sam and uncovers a dangerous master criminal.

& Taylor

Investigating a string of increasingly audacious jewel heists across France, Elena reunites with Sam and uncovers evidence of a master criminal who proves more dangerous at every turn. By the author of The Corsican Caper. 35,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2015]
Edition: First Edition
ISBN: 9780385353908
Branch Call Number: Mystery MAYLE P
Characteristics: 212 unnumbered pages ; 22 cm


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Jul 23, 2018

I found this basically a rehash of
The Vintage Caper, just different item stolen but basically eating and drinking through to solving the crime. Yes, I love the descriptions of food and wine, but even that gets a little overdone after several of these caper novels.

Feb 29, 2016

Fun, breezy mystery not requiring much thought, but allowing those of us without money to see the lifestyle of the wealthy in the French Riviera. It’s also a book not to read if you are hungry. The descriptions of the French cooking and the resulting meals are among the best aspects of this beach read.

Feb 16, 2016

Full of Provençal Riviera bling: beautiful women, big houses, glossy magazine shoots, classy hotels, flashy jewelry and of course, food and wine. More of a food blog than a mystery. Storyline a bit bland, even for Mayle.


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