“The Marseille Caper” by Peter Mayle – A Book Review

I have read all four Capers written by Peter Mayle. If you plan to read Peter Mayle’s novels on Capers, I recommend that you read them in sequence, ie The Vintage Caper, followed by The Marseille Caper, The Corsican Caper and the latest The Diamond Caper.

The main characters from the first novel moved on to the rest of Peter Mayle’s three other novels. Only the plots, the crimes and the villains were different. Newer characters are introduced in subsequent stories and readers are presumed to have known them in later novels.

The settings for these stories are in South of France, places of good food, wines and high lives.

In all the capers, Sam Levitt was enlisted to help in consulting assignments that ended with crimes and dirty tricks being deployed by the so called bad guys. The novels were light reading and uncomplicated. There were no twists or unexpected outcomes. These novels can be a companion while you are on a holiday.

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