Murder In The Med by Peter Mayle @Bloodhoundbook

Murder in the Med cover

Book Description:

When a billionaire finds himself on the wrong side of a Russian tycoon, he’s fortunate to have friends, Sam and Elena, on hand to help him out. Now it’s up to Sam, who’s saved his friends neck before, to negotiate with an underworld hit men and Mafioso, in order to prevent his friend from winding up dead.


As usual, Sam and Elena still find time to enjoy the good life, but as Sam’s sleuthing draws him closer to the truth, he realizes his friend might not be the only one in trouble…


Rich with clever twists and sparkling scenery, Murder in the Med is the ultimate summer holiday read.

My Thoughts:

Murder In The Med is the perfect holiday companion. In fact, you don’t even have to be on holiday as the author transports us to a fabulous location that gives you everything you would want out of a holiday. Well maybe apart from murder of course.

This isn’t a dark and chilling crime book by any means. If anything it is a more light hearted and entertaining story of suspense. It reminded me very much of some of the Agatha Christie’s books, with eager characters trying to solve crimes themselves.

Through Francis Pierre the reader is given a glimpse of what it is like to live a very rich lifestyle. I have to say it was a very nice one. It is a totally different way of life for many of us and I could really envision everything the author was describing to me.

Murder In The Med is a vivid read that truly comes to life by the authors wonderful writing style. The characters are likeable, apart from the one’s you arn’t supposed to like of course, and with plenty going on to keep you turning those pages, it really was an easy read.

My thanks to Bloodhound Books and NetGalley for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.

Murder In The Med is available to purchase from Amazon. (Please note that link used is an affiliate link).


Author Bio:

Peter Mayle was educated at Brighton College, England, and Harrison College, Barbados, where he developed a lifelong fondness for the sun. He left school at sixteen and returned to England, where he failed to distinguish himself as a waiter or a laundry van driver before joining Shell as a trainee. When he was 21, he moved to New York to work for David Ogilvy’s advertising agency, and subsequently spent the next fifteen years in the advertising business, before leaving honest employment to become a writer.

His first book, “WHERE DID I COME FROM?” (explaining the facts of life to children) was published in 1973 and is still in print today, more than three million copies later.

He moved to Provence in 1987 with the intention of writing a novel, but the distractions of his new life interfered and the result was A YEAR IN PROVENCE. Published in 1989, the book stayed on both the London Sunday Times and The New York Times bestseller lists for three years. The book has now sold more than seven million copies in 32 languages. The sequel, TOUJOURS PROVENCE, followed in 1991.

His subsequent books — EXPENSIVE HABITS, HOTEL PASTIS, A DOG’S LIFE, ANYTHING CONSIDERED, CHASING CEZANNE, ENCORE PROVENCE have appeared on bestseller lists in Britain, America, Germany, France and Japan. A GOOD YEAR was made into a film starring Russell Crowe and directed by Ridley Scott.  His latest work, MY TWENTY-FIVE YEARS IN PROVENCE, REFLECTIONS ON THEN AND NOW, has just been published.


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