Some of you may have been blogging here long enough to remember my listing of Rosedale Cottage, a magical place in DC's Cleveland Park. The sellers are two of my all time favorite clients, Julia Watkins and Martin Walker. They are writers. Julia writes about food, and Martin writes about heavy duty stuff. He also writes a series of murder mysteries set in the Perigord region of France, the first being Bruno, Chief of Police. Since Bruno, there have been four more mysteries set in the fictional St. Denis, a village in southwest France.
And the newest on, The Devil's Cave, has just hit the shelves. So Martin was at Politics and Prose, my favorite DC book store, talking about his book and the history of the wonderful part of France where it is set.
These are no ordinary mysteries. They are full of the history of the part of the world where early artists left "primitive" cave paintings that aren't really primitive at all. And the food and wine? The people who live in these parts take it pretty seriously. And the plots are full of food, wine and great fun - and history.
I've shared Martin Walker with my book group, and we're all addicted. We are planning to have a meeting, maybe in a cave someplace in southwest France. Really soon!
If you'd like to read this addictive series of books, and if you're not in DC to shop and Politics and Prose, there's always Amazon!