Nick McCarty's drama features an unlikely combination: the ex-secretary of the Ace Detective Agency, Birmingham and a retired member of the Vice Squad, Paris.
They get to know each other in language classes and doing some gardening, but end up investigating one of a select group of ex-pats in a small town in Gascony.Anne Morton....Jennifer Hilary
Liz thought that she'd put detective work behind her when she retired to live in Gascony, but one of the other ex-pats seeks her professional services.
There's not much to occupy the ex-pats as they enjoy the sun and the wine of South West France, but gossip and rumour can prove dangerous pastimes.
Liz's investigations can only go so far in Gascony and she flies back to Birmingham to see what she can discover about the past life of one of her neighbours.
The truth isn't always comfortable and Liz has reasons to wish that shed never embarked on her investigations.
Another adventure for Nick McCarty's former private investigator Liz Parker, now retired in France.
Liz is determined to mind her own business and to enjoy her freedom, but circumstances conspire to intervene.
Alarm bells start to ring when a troubled businessman fails to show up for a meeting.
Penelope's husband is missing and she asks Liz to track him down.
Liz and Gloria set out for Brussels to find the missing husband.
Liz discovers that Nicholas has some loyal friends and some frightening enemies.