The Corsican Caper

The Corsican Caper Peter Mayle
  • Title: The Corsican Caper
  • Author: Peter Mayle
  • ISBN: 9780307962867
  • Page: 271
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Corsican Caper Peter Mayle The Corsican Caper Here is Peter Mayle at his effervescent best his master sleuth Sam Levitt eating drinking and romancing his way through the South of France even as he investigates a case of deadly intrigue among
    Here is Peter Mayle at his effervescent best his master sleuth, Sam Levitt, eating, drinking, and romancing his way through the South of France even as he investigates a case of deadly intrigue among the Riviera s jet set Billionaire Francis Reboul is taking in the view at his coastal estate, awaiting the arrival of vacationing friends Sam Levitt and Elena Morales, when hHere is Peter Mayle at his effervescent best his master sleuth, Sam Levitt, eating, drinking, and romancing his way through the South of France even as he investigates a case of deadly intrigue among the Riviera s jet set Billionaire Francis Reboul is taking in the view at his coastal estate, awaiting the arrival of vacationing friends Sam Levitt and Elena Morales, when he spies a massive yacht whose passengers seem a little too interested in his property The yacht belongs to rapacious Russian tycoon Oleg Vronsky, who, for his own purposes, will stop at nothing to obtain Reboul s villa When Reboul refuses to sell, Vronsky s methods quickly turn unsavory Now it s up to Sam he s saved Reboul s neck before to negotiate with an underworld of mercenaries and hit men, not to mention the Corsican mafia, to prevent his friend from becoming a victim of Vronsky s Russian diplomacy The dire situation doesn t stop Sam and Elena from attending glamorous f tes where the wines and starlets alike sparkle, and enjoying sumptuous meals from multicourse revelations to understated delights like the first asparagus of the season, on which one must make a wish But as Sam s sleuthing draws him closer to the truth of Vronsky s schemes, he realizes Reboul might not be the only one unable to enjoy the good life for long Brimming with entertaining twists, sparkling scenery, and mouthwatering gustatory interludes as only Peter Mayle can write them, The Corsican Caper is a one way ticket to pleasure, Proven al style.
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      Peter Mayle

    About Peter Mayle


    1. Peter Mayle born June 14, 1939, in Brighton was a British author famous for his series of books detailing life in Provence, France He spent fifteen years in advertising before leaving the business in 1975 to write educational books, including a series on sex education for children and young people In 1989, A Year in Provence was published and became an international bestseller His books have been translated into than twenty languages, and he was a contributing writer to magazines and newspapers Indeed, his seventh book, A Year in Provence, chronicles a year in the life of a British expatriate who settled in the village of M nerbes His book A Good Year was the basis for the eponymous 2006 film directed by Ridley Scott and starring actor Russell Crowe Peter Mayle died in Provence, France.


    785 Comments


    1. It s a ridiculously quick read a bit better than the previous book but doesn t come close to capturing the charm of the original The Vintage Caper.

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    2. Okay, this is getting a little ridiculous I wouldn t have thought it possible for this book to be even slighter than The Marseille Caper but it is This was pretty close to a novella, with poorer characterization.Really, the last 3 books should be edited into a single volume and large sections re written Quite disappointing and pointless The trifling storyline gave short shrift to characters that, several books ago, would have been mined for depth and amusement I have to assume the author has to [...]

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    3. Although it s written in Peter Mayle s light hearted, tongue in cheek style and chock full of good food and excellent wines, there s really not much to this book I d call it a novella rather than a novel Even though it s a mystery, there s very little in the way of suspense or cliff hanging moments Just enough of a plot to whet your appetite for a substantial meal.

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    4. I ve been a Peter Mayle fan for years He s given us an insight and appreciation of France and the French, especially life in Provence, like no one else Wether it s a case of trying to stretch his writing legs a little too much or perhaps the pressure of an eager publisher, Mayle s foray into fiction, specifically mysteries, is a farce His earlier entry into this genre, The Vintage Caper, was acceptable, although guilty of overacting and a plot that would make an emmental blush In this Corsican v [...]

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    5. Quite simply this book would not have been published had the author not had a bestseller previously The devices that work so well in a travel memoir i.e sumptuous descriptions of food, quirky characters and knowledge of exotic places are not enough to create a compelling mystery It is billed as.ming with entertaining twists Try as I might I cannot even name one Truthfully there was no mystery You know who the culprit is from the start and there is no doubt about how it will unfold The major prem [...]

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    6. This is definitely summer reading, light and single minded in plot Despite pesky Russians everywhere, I was never concerned for Francis Reboul s safety, given his crew of friends There is always an open bottle of champagne that s fine and I would have even appreciated foody conversation.It was read by Erik Davies who is probably wondering how he did French, American, Corsican and Russian accents, male and female protagonists, without losing his mind.Made my drive drivable.

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    7. Three stars for atmosphere It was so much fun reading about The underbelly of Corsica, far from the beautiful images I have of a wonderful trip there Now wishing I spent time in the seedier bars I think I missed the true heart if the place Two stars for story I forgot that Mayle s novels read much like his nonfiction Anecdotal with a little bit of plot thrown in.

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    8. The best thing about this disconnected novel is its length 2 of 10 stars

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    9. Oy The Sam Levitt canon are not the best of Mayle by a long shot and each addition is vapid than the last What started as a charming though slight series has devolved to a wisp of empty frivolity I was going to say The Corsican Caper smacked of The Hardy Boys, but with French cooking and wine However, the Boys may actually beat this one for nuance and depth Time to lay this series to rest, Mr Mayle.

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    10. I don t read these books for the in depth mystery, which it doesn t have I read them for a glimpse into the food and wine and culture of the well to do inhabitants of the south of France These are relaxing reads best for summer probably as there is an unholy amount of ros all day and champagne in the evening Best read with one of the above in hand.

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    11. Have not read Mayle in awhile, but felt like something light and fun And that s exactly what I got, a mini sojourn to the south of France, but without the hassle of actually traveling Nice to know he still entertains, with his knowledgeable flare for food and wine A delicious caper.

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    12. Opening a new book by premier raconteur Peter Mayle is very much like returning to your favorite restaurant you know dinner will be delicious and you cannot wait to taste it So it was for me upon beginning The Corsican Caper eager to meet the intriguing characters, to vicariously enjoy gourmet meals, well chosen wines, and visit luxurious only to be dreamed of places In this case, one of the places is a yacht, The Caspian Sea Or as Mayle puts it the mother of all yachts three hundred feet of dar [...]

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    13. This latest novel from Peter Mayle, the author of A Year in Provence, is a light frolic of suspense with the local billionaires along the Mediterranean coast near Marseilles The author tells the readers from the onset who the victim is and who wants to kill him, but this knowledge doesn t lessen the tension Billionaire Francis Reboul is enjoying his palatial coastal estate, Le Pharo, and entertaining his guests, Sam Levitt and Elena Morales from Los Angeles The tranquility of their quiet lunch a [...]

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    14. 3 Sam Leavitt Cozy MysteryDelightful mystery set in France Sam Leavitt and his wife Elena arrive from Los Angeles for an extended visit with various friends in France.Their host and good friend, Francis Reboul s magnificent coastal estate is their first stop Francis is troubled when a massive yacht is obviously focused on his property, including the yacht s helicopter flying overhead.The yacht owner, wealthy and dangerous Russian tycoon Oleg Vronsky has decided he badly wants Francis s exquisite [...]

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    15. Peter Mayle is one of the reasons I want to visit the south of France His book A Year in Provence is the source of that inspiration Much as he did there, in The Corsican Caper he details in the delightful way only he can about the food, the wine, and the culture You almost feel apart of it However, it leaves the rest of this short novel light on the caper.

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    16. This is a sweet and short book part travel Provence, France and part mystery It really made for enjoyable afternoon reading It would be great for the beach, put it on your list to read this summer.

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    17. Not my favorite book by Mayle Easy read, but felt like a book produced to meet a deadline or a contract obligation.

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    18. Thriller lite with a foodie s bent Objectifies females lingerie scene and others Really Won t read another Mayle again.

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    19. The same main characters of The Vintage Caper continue in The Corsican Caper Sam Levitt and Elena Morales are good friends of billionaire Francis Reboul who lives in Le Palais du Pharo in Marseille Le Pharo is a desirable residence that Oleg Vronsky, a super rich Russian, was eyeing to get Francis Reboul to sell it to him When Reboul refused even with large sum of money dangled at him, that was when criminal option was considered by Vronsky.How would Francis Reboul respond to this threat Can he [...]

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    20. This novel, set in Marseilles and Corsica, mainly, is pretty bad The plot and drawing of characters is incredibly simplistic view spoiler For example, when Sam decides to stand in for someone whom a brutal, murderous Russian has contracted to kill, Sam s wife says, Well, OK, but be careful, and another character, whom Sam has just met, suggests that her beloved dog be part of the entrapment Both of these reactions seems beyond belief to me, but on the other hand, the reader feels absolutely no s [...]

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    21. To be completely candid, I only picked this up and decided to read it when I did because I heard Peter Mayle had passed Thought it might be appropriate to commemorate him by reading one of his books.This is my first fiction book have read of Mayle and I understand it s supposed to be a sorta gumshoe mystery, following the exploits of an American PI in France All I can say is, Mayle should have stuck to writing travelogues as the best parts of this book are when he sends his characters to nice re [...]

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    22. As always, I thoroughly enjoyed Peter Mayle s adventures in the south of France The food, the atmosphere and in this case a good deal of mystery, crime and madcap adventure all leading up to hot pursuit of the bad guys and the grand finale I have most all of his books on the shelf, found this one for a few dollars as a bargain and was once again transported to the south of France Delectable reading as his books are always filled with culinary delights Nothing as satisfying as armchair travel, al [...]

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    23. Most of Peter s books are light, quick, fun, sparse on details other than descriptions of food, wine, and landscape and I enjoy these qualities This book however, was unusually light The climax of the story just kind of happens Not a lot of tension or build up I know he s not exactly known for this, but the other books I ve read of his had a bit going on than this one.

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    24. Plot not at all compelling or convincing And most of the characters seem to drink crazy amounts of wine champagne every day.king an already implausible story even less so But I enjoyed the excellent descriptions of wealthy life in southern France Makes me want to be rich and go back as if I didn t want to go already.

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    25. A book that tells how great friends come together to save themselves from thugs who think they can do anything that money can buy Very easy to read and enjoyed every page as I get myself absorbed into the story.

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    26. This is the kind of book you want to read on the beach with a pina colada in hand It s a short read that takes your mind on a warm summer trip to the south of France The story could have gone deeper and been of a novel but all in all I thought this book was okay.

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    27. Maybe with a twistA rollercoaster ride of wine and crime.A different view of France and the many facets that make it what it is Enchanting

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    28. Another joyful romp A quick and relaxing read Fun

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    29. A Russian oligarch wants to buy a locals villa and is prepared to use force to achieve it but he is thwarted.

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