So glad to present to you another investigation for Jacques Forêt, after having introduced him to you last year in Messandrierre. Merle is the name of a fictional suburb of Mende, though Merle is a very local name as well in Cévennes region.
If you are familiar with this book blog, you know by now how I enjoy Louise Penny’s series on Armand Gamache. It happens that I have just finished listening to book six, and at the end of that audiobook, there was a wonderful interview with Louise where she speaks about the “village mystery” genre. Messandrierreis definitely a bit like Three Pines. See why after spending some time in Québec, I am thrilled to talk to you today about life in a small Cévennes village. Click to continue reading