When Samuel Cheever, a shady dealer, goes to France to buy antiques and never returns, people begin to ask questions.
Superintendent Littlejohn is sent to France to uncover the mystery. When Cheever’s bones are discovered in the wilderness of the Camargue, Littlejohn finds himself having to navigate the company of the French police.
Littlejohn and his partner, Sergeant Cromwell, throw themselves into la vie française with gusto: the sunshine, the food and, of course, the wine. Cheever’s trail leads to many strange places, and even stranger people, from travellers to bullfighters to cowboys. But when one of the cowboys turns up dead and Samuel Cheever’s possessions are found in his home, the investigation takes a dark turn…
Bones in the Wilderness was originally published in 1959.