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NicLeFloch
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ISBN
9781906040222

eBook ISBN
9781906040550

Publication date
31st March 2010

RRP
£7.99

Extent (number of pages)
432

Translator
Howard Curtos

Territory

GB : Exclusive IE : Exclusive US : Exclusive

BIC category
FV / FFH / FYT

US publication date
14th July 2015

US RRP
$15.95

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The Nicolas Le Floch Affair (Book 4)

(L'Affaire Nicolas Le Floch)

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The fourth Nicolas Le Floch mystery

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Description

A stormy love affair is curtailed by murder in the fourth Nicolas Le Floch Investigation.

Paris, 1774. Commissioner Le Floch’s stormy love affair with socialite Julie de Lastérieux has run its course. But before Nicolas can formally end the relationship, Julie is found murdered in her bed, a victim of poisoning.

For now, he retains the confidence of even the King, who sends him on a secret intelligence mission. But a plot is afoot to implicate Nicolas in Julie’s death, and he is soon fighting to uncover the perpetrators and clear his name.

Reviews
‘A terrific debut from a French author and diplomat. The novel is set in prerevolutionary Paris where a young detective, Nicolas Le Floch, has to investigate the disappearance of one of his superiors. Working without modern investigative techniques in a police force reliant on torture, Le Floch confronts the ethical dilemmas of the period in a novel that brilliantly evokes the casual brutality of life in 18th-century France.’ Joan Smith, Sunday Times
‘An engaging murder mystery that picks away at the delicate power balance between king, police and state.’ James Urquhart, Financial Times
‘Succeeds brilliantly in its reconstruction of pre-revolutionary Paris, in splendid period detail, and in its philosophic asides …’ Douglas Kennedy, Sunday Times
‘It’s the superb Parisian detail and atmosphere that truly beguiles’ Marcel Berlins, Sunday Times
‘Reads like a cross between a Maigret mystery and Les Liaisons Dangereuses …’ Mail on Sunday
‘Very strong on conveying convincing detail of the period’ Eurocrime
‘One’s attention is constantly drawn either by the developments of the investigation, the evocation of ancient culinary curiosities, or just by life in 18th century Paris.’ Emma’s World
‘You could almost hear the crunch of the snow, the squelch of the mud and skulk in the shadows of dark and smoky candle-lit rooms.’ Chasing Bawa
‘With swashbuckling style, Parot’s prerevolutionary French characters will captivate readers with their sly humor, dastardly deeds, and, yes, honorable intentions. Don’t miss!’ Library Journal
Jean-François Parot

Meet the author

Jean-François Parot is a diplomat and historian. He is the author of the Nicolas Le Floch mysteries, which take place in eighteenth century France. The novels, beginning with The Châtelet Apprentice, have been adapted as a successful TV series shown on France 2.

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