Death in Provence

Death in Provence

The first entry in a clever, lighthearted mystery series set in modern Provence?a delightful blend of Agatha Christie and Peter Mayle?featuring the irrepressible Penelope Kite, a young-at-heart divorcee with a knack for stumbling across dead bodies. It?s love at first sight when Penelope Kite sees Le Chant d?Eau?The Song of Water?the stone farmhouse tucked high in the hills The first entry in a clever, lighthearted mystery series set in modern Provence?a delightful blend of A...

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Title:Death in Provence
Author:Serena Kent
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:006286985X
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:368 pages pages

Death in Provence Reviews

  • Cara Putman
    Oct 14, 2018
    A delightful mystery involving an ex-pat British woman who moves to Provenance and stumbles onto murder and danger. Thoroughly enjoyed the pages! ...
  • Andrea LoFiego
    Feb 23, 2019
    Cute, breezy mystery. I wish it hadn?t been so hyped up, my expectations were too high. 3.5 stars ...
  • Idarah
    May 03, 2019
    I?ll have another carafe of rosé, and the next installment of this series. Please and thank you. https://ginghampanda.blogspot.com/201... ...
  • Susan
    Feb 24, 2019
    Early retiree Penelope Kite is happily divorced, but the stepchildren she raised are needy and still expect her to pitch in with their busy households. After one too many instances of ingratitude, she buys a decrepit farmhouse on the unfashionable side of Provence and moves to France. ...
  • Maine Colonial
    Mar 20, 2019
    Ever since the late Peter Mayle wrote his famous A Year in Provence, English speakers can?t get enough of books about life in that sun-soaked area in the south of France. Whether the books are memoirs, novels or mysteries, they all share one thing, and that?s that they are above al...
  • Kathy
    Jan 21, 2019
    3.5 stars. The first installment in the Penelope Kite series, Death in Provence by Serena Kent is a charming cozy mystery. Following a holiday in the French countryside,  Penelope Kite rather impulsively purchases a rundown country home in Provence. Upon her arrival, she is conf...
  • Mary
    Jan 31, 2019
    I won this book thru GoodReads and am happy I did. I loved the book; particularly the author's description of the villa. One can almost see it and I really wanted to be sitting outside in early evening and sipping my wine. The characters came to life for me. It's a charming story th...
  • Patricia Sands
    Nov 21, 2018
    A clever story that combines good humour, memorable characters, and an intriguing mystery, as it brings the readers into the heart of life in Provence. I loved it! ...
  • Susannah
    Aug 12, 2018
    For fans of cozy mysteries with an international setting? this book doesn?t make you think too hard, and has some enjoyable scenery and gastronomic elements to it. However, I felt the characters were underdeveloped and there were some odd choices in their backstories. I?m not sur...
  • Katrina
    Apr 08, 2019
    Enjoyable! A nice cozy mystery with a beautiful location and interesting characters. ...
  • Agi
    Aug 21, 2018
    Penelope Kite is a 50 year old retired divorcee, and after years of being at everyone's beck and call she decides to start a new life by purchasing an old house in the south of France. The house is gorgeous but in need of many renovations, but Penelope is up for this challenge. She's...
  • Cathy Cole
    Feb 13, 2019
    After reading Martin Walker's delightful Bruno Chief of Police mysteries and now this charming series opener, I might be forgiven for believing that all crime in the south of France seems to tie into World War II. A lot happened then, and old resentments seem never to be forgotten, onl...
  • Mariann
    Jan 25, 2019
    ?Her dream house in Provence. The cicadas, the annoying wasps. If only she had known what lay in store.? ... and a dead body floating in her pool. I thoroughly enjoyed this mystery set in Provence as I have always wanted to visit there. This book with lots of rose wine, delicio...
  • M.
    May 02, 2019
    If you?ve never visited Provence, this book will make you wish you had. If you have, this book will make you wistful, wishing yourself back there. The mystery entwined with the wonderful locale, is great fun. It?s certainly well worth your time. ...
  • Paula
    May 22, 2019
    Slow-moving and lacking in suspense, this isn't the best choice if you're looking for an engaging mystery. But if you want a charming, relaxing summer read set in Provence, it'll suit you just fine. ...
  • Sarah
    Nov 21, 2018
    This started out with great promise then slowly got repetitive ? I lost interest but did finish it. ...
  • Jacqueline
    Aug 22, 2018
    We meet Penelope Kite at the beginning of her new adventure in Provence. Having swapped life in Surrey, where she is at the beck and call of a demanding family, for a farmhouse with potential in the south of France, things immediately start to go wrong. The discovery of a dead body flo...
  • Rocky (theurbanbookshelf)
    Feb 19, 2019
    This was such a fun cozy mystery. It was very light and airy and will make for the perfect summer/ beach read! What would you do when you go through a divorce and finally retire from your job and it seems like your kids are just using you as a babysitter? Penelope decided it was her...
  • Lynn
    Mar 30, 2019
    I enjoyed this book very much. Penelope Kite is recently divorced and under appreciated by her step children. She is living in England and decides to live out a dream. She buys a run down farm house with beautiful views in southern France. She envisions reading on her outside terrace a...
  • Elysia Fionn
    Oct 10, 2018
    First of all, hats off to anyone who can pull off writing a book with their husband (and both of them survive the event)... I love my husband dearly, but if you ever want to see us go completely off the rails, put us together on an artistic project. Whoo-boy! That being said, this b...
  • Tripfiction
    Aug 25, 2018
    Perfect reading material for literary wanderlust to PROVENCE Serena Kent is the author name of husband-and-wife writing duo, Deborah Lawrenson and Rob Rees and they clearly work well together as they have produced a delightful cosy murder mystery set in the heart of Provence. ...
  • Suzanne Robertson Moutis
    Feb 10, 2019
    I had such high hopes for this book. I wanted a little confection that would take me to the south of France with a soupçon of intrigue and romance. This novel is the first in a new series about an ex-pat English forensics specialist who, post-retirement, buys a house in the Luberon re...
  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    Mar 20, 2019
    Death in Provence is a shiny new mystery series, bordering on cozy, by Serena Kent. ? ? ? ? Every mystery needs a sleuth, and here we have Penelope Kite. She seems to find dead bodies wherever she goes. Penelope buys Le Chant d?Eau (?The Song of Water?), a stone farmh...
  • Bev
    Feb 24, 2019
    I liked the characters and the setting--can't go wrong with Provence--and the writing style was enjoyable. I laughed out loud at times. But the pace was much too slow. ...
  • Ellen Read
    Dec 12, 2018
    I so enjoyed Death in Provence. Although I?m still to visit Provence, I?ve always loved the locale, the colours, and the lavender. This story brings them all out and I loved it. It?s a light-hearted murder mystery, filled with intrigue and laughs. A loved the characters. Th...
  • Elsa Joseph
    Jul 04, 2018
    ?Beach reads? are often considered a genre unto themselves: light, breezy fare that matches the light breezes of the seaside. That?s exactly how I felt reading Death in Provence. This book is as good as a holiday. After 24 years of marriage and trying to be a good mother, 50 yea...
  • Tara (Spinatale Reviews)
    Mar 09, 2019
    An entertaining and enjoyable cozy mystery! This one features Penelope, a Brit who moves to Provence in search of a fresh start. After she discovers a body in her new swimming pool and the threatening accidents start to accumulate, Penelope must take matters into her own hands to solve...
  • Tracey Gemmell
    Jul 20, 2018
    I received an advance copy of 'Death in Provence' from the publisher. After years at everyone?s beck and call, Penelope Kite?s had enough. She leaves behind her ex-husband, ungrateful adult step-children, and chilly old England to pursue the good life in Provence. Blissfully bus...
  • walkingfortheloveofbooks
    Feb 26, 2019
    Book Review/Recommendation on - Death in Provence by Serena Kent. . This book was a recommended read by Ellen Read . Penelope Kite who lives in Esher (Surrey) in England, is house hunting in France. Penelope has taken early retirement and is seperated. Her children were upset with ...
  • Bridget
    Jan 29, 2019
    DEATH IN PROVENCE is a wonderful, light, and relaxed read with all of the matching vibes you get when on holiday. That?s exactly how I felt - this novel is almost as good being on a long vacation. It is a refreshing, mystery fiction novel set in wonderfully scenic St Merlot, a sle...