The Heat of the Desert Wind

The Heat of the Desert Wind

An International Movie Industry Mystery

Murder, danger, and intrigue mar the Cannes Film Festival. Only lawyer Adriana Zennelli can figure out how a dead body on a yacht is connected to her father's latest film.

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About the Book

Lawyer Adriana Zennelli is used to her father’s controlling personality. As an internationally acclaimed film producer, Romano Zennelli is an imposing presence. He is also in danger of destroying his career. Despite his protestations, her father needs her help.


Adriana flies to Strasbourg, France, to get to the bottom of the issues plaguing her father’s latest film, The Heat of the Desert Wind. What she finds is death, destruction, and disaster. From Hollywood to the French Riviera, Adriana’s investigation will take her to dangerous places and put her very life on the line.


Mj Roë was inspired by her time in France to write The Heat of the Desert Wind. She is an avid Francophile and has previously taught French and creative writing. Roë now lives in Southern California. Her books have won awards at the London Book Festival, the Paris Book Festival, and the Los Angeles Book Festival.

Genre: International mystery
Tags: Cannes Film Festival, Entertainment industry, France Fiction, Movies, Paris
Publisher: Amazon
Publication Year: 2017
Format: trade paperback, ebook
Length: 296 pages
ISBN: 9781542730952
List Price: $7.99
eBook Price: $.99
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