I’ve been working my way through the books of Peter May.
In the Enzo Files series, half-Scottish, half-Italian Enzo MacLeod lives in lives in Toulouse, working as a university professor. Then decides to solve some of the great cold case murders in French history.
Book #1 is Dry Bones. (Also published as Extraordinary People.)
Next up is The Critic, much better in my opinion. Especially if you like wine. 🍷
The body of Gil Petty, America’s most celebrated wine critic, is found strung up in a French Gaillac vineyard, dressed in the ceremonial robes of the Order of the Divine Bottle and pickled in wine.
For forensic expert Enzo Macleod, the key to this unsolved murder lies in decoding Petty’s mysterious reviews, which could make or break a vineyard’s reputation. …
In the 3rd book — Backlight Blue — one of the cold case murders decides he should take out Enzo before he starts investigating the case from 19 years earlier.
Enzo is not the most likeable hero. But he certainly gets the women. 😀
In book #4 — Freeze Frame — Enzo heads for the tiny island of Ile de Groix off the coast of Brittany.
He wants to solve the cold case murder of tropical disease specialist and entomologist Adam Killian in his study.
The crime scene was left completely undisturbed for two decades as the victim said he left a clue to his murderer. Killian was dying of cancer when he was killed.
To complicate things, his sometime lover, Charlotte, arrives — with an important announcement.