Serena Kent

Serena Kent is the author name of husband-and-wife writing duo, Deborah Lawrenson and Robert Rees. Deborah has previously published eight novels including The Art of Falling, The Lantern, The Sea Garden and 300 Days of Sun.

Penelope Kite's Provence

Penelope lives in the fictional village of St Merlot, close to Saignon in the Luberon Valley. But all the other beautifully-described locations in the books are true to life and will instantly transport you to sunny places you will recognise. Click gallery.

Death in Provence

When Penelope Kite moves to a picturesque farmhouse in the south of France, she imagines a simple life of long lunches and chilled rosé . . . What she doesn't imagine is the dead body floating in her swimming pool. Read the first chapter here.

Publication news

Curl up and escape to the sunshine of Provence with a deliciously entertaining mystery!

Death in Provence: UK edition published by Orion, USA edition published by HarperCollins

Death in Avignon: UK edition out now, USA edition out March, 2020.