In the south of France where hatred simmers in the heat, a man seemingly admired, and certainly feared, drops dead at a dinner party. All of the guests fall under suspicion, including Welsh-Canadian professor Cait Morgan. A criminologist who specializes in profiling victims, Cait sets out to solve the murder—and clear her name. Add to this the disappearance of an ancient Celtic gold collar said to be cursed and there you have the ingredients for a Nicoise salad of death, secrets, and lies. Will Cait find the killer before she too falls victim to a murderer driven by a surprising and disturbing motive?
The Corpse with the Silver Tongue is the first in the Cait Morgan mystery series, a classic whodunit series featuring the eccentric Professor Cait Morgan.
"Cait's enjoyable first outing should earn her a well-deserved encore." —Publishers Weekly
"Lovers of puzzle plots should meet Professor Cait Morgan . . . A writer to watch." —The Globe and Mail
[Cathy] Ace's smooth debut introduces Welsh-born Cait Morgan, a Vancouver, BC, criminology professor and police consultant, who finds more than she bargained for in Nice, France . . . Cait's enjoyable first outing should earn her a well-deserved encore. —Publishers Weekly
The Corpse with the Silver Tongue, the debut novel by British Columbia author Cathy Ace, is a sharply paced cozy with a French flair . . . If you enjoy a meticulously plotted whodunit in the traditional vein, then Ace's debut will be what you're looking for: a pleasant diversion with a dash of brain teaser. —The Hamilton Spectator
In the finest tradition of Agatha Christie, debut author Ace brings us the closed-room drama, with a dollop of romantic suspense and historical intrigue. —Library Journal
For readers who enjoy a classic cozy puzzle, this is a truly delightful romp set on the Côte d'Azure. With lashings of good food and fine wines, plus a strong-minded, quirky main character, The Corpse with the Silver Tongue is an enjoyable introduction to what promises to be an intriguing new series. —Crime Fiction Lover blog
Lovers of puzzle plots should meet Professor Cait Morgan . . . [Cathy Ace is] a writer to watch. —The Globe and Mail