About the Book
Paris, 1900. The height of the Belle-Époque: decadence, wealth, hedonism … and murder.
Homicide investigator Guillaume Devré stands for the silenced victims, bound to seek justice as he makes his way from the wide boulevards frequented by the tout-Paris to the narrow byways of Montmartre, to the shadow of the Tour Eiffel and the lush elegance of Maxim’s.
When the most famous courtesan in Paris becomes the prime suspect in the death of a wealthy young man, Inspector Devré is reluctantly drawn into the opulent parlors and witty manners of high society. As the investigation unfolds, he must contend with a bloodthirsty press and the outrageous behavior of his suspect…as well as his own prejudices and unfulfilled needs.
Devré soon realizes that solving this murder could expose him and his darkest secret.
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“Alex Mandon sets this forward-thinking mystery in a lush historical setting that unveils all the opulence of the era. Tightly plotted and evocative!”
– Tanya Anne Crosby, New York Times bestselling author
The DetailsPublished: December 21, 2016
Publisher: Avid Press
ISBN-10: 1541253302 ISBN-13: 978-1541253308 ASIN: B01MZ29DIP
Genres & Tropes
Historical Mystery, Murder Mystery, Paris