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Murder in Cannes

Murder in Cannes

Author(s): Susan Kiernan-Lewis

Location(s): Cannes

Genre(s): Mystery

Era(s): contemporary

Summer on the Côte d’Azur means tan bodies, wide beaches and glamorous nightclubs throbbing with vitality from the rich and beautiful. So when Maggie Newberry arranges to meet an old boyfriend at the International Advertising Festival in Cannes it’s no surprise she begins to feel the seduction of her old life. But amidst the glamor, the beautiful clothes and brilliant creative work on display there is also the side of the business Maggie had forgotten was always there too. The petty rivalries, the dirty deals, the betrayals, are all still there front and center. When the back stabbing turns literal and the wife of Maggie’s childhood friend is accused of the murder, Maggie knows she has to help. Along the way she’ll need to fight the police, her husband Laurent, and even her own natural instincts about who she is now and the life she left behind. She’ll learn the hard way that the treachery rife in her old industry has since ramped up to a whole new level—one that the quiet life as a vignernon’s wife has not at all prepared her for…and one that could very well get her killed.

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A story in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

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