Hard to believe they paid her to write 4 more. Two of the most unlikable people in detective fiction. Verlaque is a rude egotistical snob who cares about little but wine and cigars, and seems amazed that the woman Bonnet (who acts and thinks like an immature 16 year old Valley Girl) he dumped is now acting cool toward him, despite his early-in-novel criticisms of how she orders food (too slow), what she orders (two items that contain garlic which will ruin the taste of her dessert), and her manners (she ate too many of the free olives).
The plot is thin, lots of continuity errors, and spelling and grammar mistakes that suggest a total lack of knowledge about English. (she teaches it???)
Glad I didn't spring for the whole series.