Set in the sunlit port of Marseilles, the first novel in the Jacquot series follows Chief Inspector Daniel Jacquot's investigation into a series of disturbing killings- beautiful female victims found battered and submerged in water.
Ex-French National Rugby Squad player Jacquot is a lover of good food, wine and the blues. But this easy going charm hides his razor sharp eye for detail.
So after his girlfriend leaves him, the French sleuth is free to plunge himself whole-heartedly into the investigation - one that is to lead him into much darker and murkier waters than he could have imagined.
Martin O'Brien was educated at the Oratory School and Hertford College Oxford. He started his career as a copy-sub, going on to become Travel Editor of Vogue. Having travelled all over the world in some style, he left Vogue to write All the Girls - a traveller's tales of hookers and whorehouses around the world ('I must have been mad - but it was fun') and then began writing travel/lifestyle features for US publications. He left journalism for a few years to co-write screenplays and start a film production company. After 20 years of living in London, Martin, his wife and two daughters moved to the countryside, where he started to write the Jacquot books...