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Calissons and the art of smuggling

on August 12, 2014
in France, Thrillers
What is the most French smuggling stash you can think of? That question came to mind just the other day in Aix-en-Provence, when I walked by this shop. Their specialty is calissons d’Aix, a delicious almond-based treat. You can order some here: So what does this have to do with spies and smuggling? Well, for that, you’ll have to read The Greenland Breach, by Bernard… Related posts: Aix-en-Provence at your own pace
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Cover Artist – “Always in design mode”

on August 5, 2014
We are really happy to be working with a new cover artist, Jeroen ten Berge. He’s creative, efficient, open minded and a really nice guy. We asked him some questions to find out more about who he is and how he thinks. I grew up in The Netherlands. My biological father was a renowned photo journalist and talented writer and illustrator, my mother was a fashion designer, my… Related posts: Cover Reveal: The Next Paris Homicide Mystery Upcoming spy novel cover revealed
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Inspiration for Books: Moissac

on July 29, 2014
in France
A lot of places in France have served as inspiration for books. I just made a fun trip to Moissac. Where? You may be asking yourself. It’s a small town in southwestern France, notable for, among other things, its Saint Pierre abbey and cloister, a World Heritage site. More people know about it than think they do, because the tympanum of the church’s southwestern portal was described in detail in the novel The Name of the Rose. Eco puts them in… Related posts: Snapshots of France: the neighborhood Blockbuster author talks about inspiration
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