Mazargues, the sixth book in the Jacques Forêt mystery series set in the Cévennes in south central France is about to hit the streets. Way back in 2007, when I first had an idea about a murder taking place in one of my favourite places, I never envisaged I would be sitting here typing this blogpost. Although I had the idea, I had no clear understanding of how to write a book, let alone consider whether I had a stand-alone story or the beginning if a series.
And yet - here I am, with my weekly blog, six books to my name, along with a number of short stories in various other publcations.
If you've been following the news and updates on my website, (www.angelawren.co.uk), you'll be aware that Mazargues has taken me quite a while to write. There were a number of reasons for that, but one of the most important was the background research that was required.
The story is about a missing painting. Although I have a long-held interest in art, I quickly realised the my knowledge was not detailed enough and I needed to enhance it significantly in order to properly create some of the scenes in the book. So, I spent quite a lot of time attending on-line lectures about art and artists. Did I perhaps spend too much time on the research because it was so fascinating? Very probably. Do I regret doing so? Not in the slightest. It was an amazing journey and you can find out more about that here on the blog hext week.
For now, the blurb for the new book is below, along with details of a special offer that I hope you will agree is an opportunity not to be missed!.
With his private investigation business in a slump, Jacques Forêt rashly accepts a commission to find a missing painting.The mysterious owner of the artwork remains in the background, and Jacques and his partner, Didier Duclos, are left to piece together the life of the artist and the provenance of the painting.
Jacques’ unrelenting search leads him to discover a network of secrecy and lies – and a dead body. Who is the victim? And who is the killer?
A difficult case that takes Jacques into the dark, and sometimes money-laundered, world of art.
Today, I am also very pleased and proud to be able to say that, in support of the publication of Mazargues, for the weekend of November 25th - 27th inclusive, the e-versions of the first four books in the series will be at the reduced price of 99p/c or international equivalent.
I hope you will take advantage of this offer and check out the books Here