Jacquot and the Angel

Jacquot and the Angel In the Second World War four Resistance fighters are executed by the Gestapo in France s Occupied Southern Zone More than fifty years later a wealthy German family resident in Provence is brutally

  • Title: Jacquot and the Angel
  • Author: Martin O'Brien
  • ISBN: 9780755322879
  • Page: 154
  • Format: Paperback
  • In the Second World War, four Resistance fighters are executed by the Gestapo in France s Occupied Southern Zone More than fifty years later a wealthy German family, resident in Provence, is brutally murdered When a local gardener is arrested and charged, Daniel Jacquot of the Cavaillon Regional Crime Squad is convinced they have the wrong man Four hundred miles away, iIn the Second World War, four Resistance fighters are executed by the Gestapo in France s Occupied Southern Zone More than fifty years later a wealthy German family, resident in Provence, is brutally murdered When a local gardener is arrested and charged, Daniel Jacquot of the Cavaillon Regional Crime Squad is convinced they have the wrong man Four hundred miles away, in Alsace, Marie Ange Buhl knows it for certain Marie Ange is a psychic and has helped the police before She comes to Provence and begins to investigate with Jacquot, and together they uncover a secret that goes back than half a century, a story of love and betrayal, hatred and blackmail in which his own family had a tragic part to play.

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    1. The author captures village life beautifully in this fourth Jacquot book. He has also succeeded in staying clear of formula writing that seems to be popular for most police/detective series. Each of the four books I have read have been unique and surprisingly so - a genuine delight to the reader who wants to read more of a featured character. I am afraid to describe the plot and spoil the reading for others, so I will just say this ties back to World War II and conflicts between the Germans and [...]

    2. "Jacquot and the Angel" is his 2nd outing French inspector Daniel Jacquot. I have not read the first book, but found this one very entertaining.

    3. It's a multilayered story that spans half a century. It starts when a retired German dentist, his wife, their daughter and granddaughter are gunned down in their home in the Provencal countryside.The family was reclusive, did not interact with people enough to inspire that kind of cold blooded slaughter, or so it seemed. Because they are German nationals, a German officer is sent in to assist Jacquot and his team in the investigation. The obvious suspect is the young son of the local florists, w [...]

    4. JACQUOT AND THE ANGEL (Police Proc-France-Cont) – ExO’Brien, Martin – 2nd in seriesHeadline, 2005- UK HardcoverChief Inspector Daniel Jacquot has a multiple murder on his hands. The four, five if you count an unborn child, members of the German Martner family living in Provence have been killed. Jacquot is to be assisted by a member of Munich Criminal Investigations as memories of WWII are long in France. But clues lead to the family’s gardener, confessed to be the baby’s father. Altho [...]

    5. ok, so Quaint french location called Provence:Germany family gets murdered - enter our hero inspector Daniel Jacquotafter a couple of pages, they arrest the gardener of the German family for the murder on account of his having been in love with their daughter. Frenchie cops think she rejected him and he got pissedIn a village far far away (or not so far away) another girl Marie-Ange (who is the "Angel" in Jacquot and the Angel) with special powers sees garden boy in the newspapers and the voices [...]

    6. Several generations of a German family that have been quietly living in Provence are gunned down in their home. They have been very secretive and unfriendly so the investigation into their death proceeds slowly. Chief Inspector Daniel Jacquot is asked to work along side a German comrade to untangle the mystery of these deaths. Before long a somewhat slow gardener is charged with the crime but there are clues that indicate hidden depths to this situation as well as threads that go back to the pas [...]

    7. Enjoyed this thoroughly - the slight weakness in plot (a conclusion which could have been better handled) was made up for by the characterisation throughout. O'Brien really captures the essence of the Provence area he writes about, both in the scenery he describes and in the people who populate his books. I especially loved the central female character and hope she gets to make another appearance in the next one

    8. First Jacquot book that I've read and did enjoy it. Primarily a police procedural, set in 1990s France, starting with the deaths of 3 generations of Germans, the eldest generation having been involved in the Occupation of France during WW2. Investigations are made interesting by the arrival of the attracive Marie-Ange who has her own way of investigating things. Then more deaths occur and it's up to Jacquot to sort out the links and ensure that the wrong man doesnt get jailed for the crimes

    9. I preferred this book to the previous 'Waterman' one. This is a police procedural set in France and the odd characters and sense of place are well done. The main detective is a former rugby player who is decent enough and follows through to find a killer.

    10. Wanted to give four star, but the first half of the story is vague and lot of french words. If you get the patience and flip the pages until the character Marie enters, then you won't put the book down

    11. it's a amazing book.Though a little boring in the begining it gains momentum with the entry of Marie-Ange.

    12. Really good detective story I liked the french backdrop of the book very muchThe air of intrigue and mystery surrounding Marie's character makes the book even more interesting

    13. The first half, I had to hold on to novelying to keep on the momentum. As the characters get introduced and the plot thickens, the later half the novel held me ! Good one !

    14. it was confusing first few pages and it just take you in, but as the story progresses it reveals itself into a really good thriller.

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