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9784906040147
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ISBN
9781906040147

eBook ISBN
9781906040734

Publication date
1st March 2009

RRP
£7.99

Extent (number of pages)
320

Translator
Lorenza Garcia & Jane Aitken

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FV / FFH / FYT

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The Marais Assassin

(Le Secret des Enfants-Rouges)

Author Claude Izner

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The fourth Victor Legris mystery

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Description

With Paris rocked by anarchist bombings, bookseller Victor Legris finds a new case to investigate very close to home.

Parisian bookseller, Victor Legris, finds a new case to investigate very close to home, when his business partner’s apartment is burgled. Curiously the only item stolen is a decorative goblet of little value. But on learning that two people have been murdered who were connected to to the goblet, Victor becomes convinced of its secret significance. How quickly can he recover it and end the killing spree, in a city beset with terrorist activity?

In this fourth case for the bookseller sleuth, Claude Izner offers a convincing portrait of a Paris shaken by anarchist bombings in the spring of 1892.

Reviews
‘A charming journey through the life and intellectual times of an era’ Le Monde
‘Witty and creepy’ Independent on Sunday
‘Cracking’ The Guardian
‘Full of pungent period detail’ The Observer
Claude Izner

Meet the author

Claude Izner is the pen-name of two sisters, Liliane Korb and Laurence Lefèvre. Both booksellers on the banks of the Seine, they are experts on nineteenth-century Paris. They are prolific writers of detective stories starring bookseller and amateur sleuth, Victor Legris, the first of which is Murder…

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