I have read many of Peter Mayle’s works. He has been living in Provence, France for twenty five years and naturally knows the wonderful places in France such as Nice, Marseille. If you want a relaxing and light-hearted book to read, The Diamond Caper is one such book. Even though it is to be a crime-related story line, the author spends much time to describe the places, the appetising food, and the high society life styles of very rich people. It is as if the robberies of jewelries are secondary to the book. The crimes are cleverly weaved in and after reading the book, you have the satisfactions of both – who did it? and a introduction of French culture.
The Diamond Caper was published in 2015 and Peter Mayle’s latest novel. It is 211 pages long for the Hardback print. This is not a long-winded book and can be read fairly quickly. It is deliciously written with many references to good food and wines.