Saturday, May 29, 2021

Murder in Provence: New TV series based on M.L. Longworth's Verlaque & Bonnet books

BritBox
just announced a new crime series based on the Verlaque & Bonnet novels by M.L. Longworth. I really enjoy her novels, and I'm looking forward to this series.  

Murder in Provence is being adapted for TV by Downton Abbey writer Shelagh Stephenson. Roger Allam (DI Fred Thursday from Endeavor) will lead the cast. Also in the cast will be Nancy Carroll (Lady Felicia from Father Brown)

From BritBox: “Murder in Provence follows Antoine Verlaque (Allam), Investigating Judge in Aix-en-Provence, and romantic partner Marine Bonnet (Carroll) as they investigate the murders, mysteries and dark underbelly of their idyllic home.

There will be three 90 minutes episodes that will begin filming in July in the UK and France. The series will launch in 2022.

Longworth has written eight Verlaque & Bonnet novels, the first which is set in Aix-en-Provence: Death at the Chateau

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M.L. Longworth has written for Mystery Fanfare and Mystery Readers Journal several times. Here's a link to her article on Death at the Chateau. It's a great essay about Aix and her life and research there. Unfortunately there is no free book giveaway any more, as referred to in the article...but you buy her books at your favorite bookstore or find them in the library. Her latest novel in the series, The Vanishing Museum of the Rue Mistral, was just published in April.


3 comments:

HonoluLou said...

This is exciting! Dare we hope to hear some of those famous Lady Felicia "SCREAMS?" (probably not :)

Marni said...

Can't wait to see this and hope they will pick it up on our PBS at some point. Love both of these actors. Promises to be a good one!

ML Longworth said...

Thanks, Janet, for posting this! I'm so excited and I love the actors. They couldn't have chosen better. They will be filming in Aix this September and the shows will be aired in 2022 on Britbox. Cheers, ML Longworth.