A French castle, good food, wine and literature – this writers retreat has everything, even a real murder!
Berit Gardner is back in this new book by Katarina Bivald, published by Forum in Sweden.

BERIT HAS TRAVELLED to France to teach at a writer’s retreat. The class is abruptly cancelled when its star, a bestselling author, is murdered right in front of Berit’s eyes.

DETECTIVE INSPECTOR ROCHE at the Lyon Police Department has her hands full with twenty wannabe authors who all have some kind of motive for the murder. Not only are they dangerously used to making things up but all of them are using the police investigation as an opportunity to do real life research. Out of pure desperation, Inspector Roche turns to Berit Gardner for help.

WHEN A SECOND murder is committed things take a turn for the worse. Luckily, reinforcements, in the guise of DI Ian Ahmed who is on holiday nearby, arrives in the nick of time. Will they be able to solve the daunting murder spree or will Berit’s life once again hang in the balance?

KATARINA BIVALD’S LOVABLE leading lady is back in this second stand alone cosy crime novel starring author Berit Gardner who can’t help solving murders when she should be writing a new bestseller.