First in the Jaquot series, this is a gripping detective story filled with atmosphere, warmth and wit
Set in the South of France, the first in the Jacquot series follows Chief Inspector Daniel Jacquot's investigation into a series of disturbing killings, where the female victims are always left submerged in water. Ex-French National Rugby Squad player Jacquot is a lover of blues, good food and wine. Disconsalate after his girlfriend leaves him, he plunges himself into the investigation whole-heartedly.
O Briens evocation of the hot vibrant and seedy French port in which everyone seems to be a either a cop or a criminal, and sometimes both, is as masterly as Ian Rankin s depiction of Edinburgh - Daily Mail
'Well-drawn, strongly flavoured setting in Marseilles with grisly forensics offering vital clues as to the nature of the crime while skilfully concealing the whodunit Rich, spicy and served up with unmistakeable relish' Literary Review
The only child of a headmistress and a naval officer, Martin O'Brien was educated at the Oratory School and Hertford College Oxford. He started his career as a copy-sub, going on to become Travel Editor of Vogue. Having travelled all over the world in some style, he left Vogue to write ALL THE GIRLS - a traveller's tales of hookers and whorehouses around the world ('I must have been mad - but it was fun') and then began writing travel/lifestyle features for US publications. He left journalism for a few years to co-write screenplays and start a film production company. After 20 years of living in London, Martin, his wife and two daughters moved to the countryside, where he started to write the Jacquot books...