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9781906040253
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ISBN
9781906040253

eBook ISBN
9781906040765

Publication date
1st July 2010

RRP
£7.99

Extent (number of pages)
336

Translator
Lorenza Garcia

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GB : Exclusive IE : Exclusive

BIC category
FV / FFH / FYT

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The Predator of Batignolles

(Le Léopard des Batignolles)

Author Claude Izner

£7.99

The fifth Victor Legris mystery

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Description

When a bookbinder friend of Victor’s becomes the latest victim of the mysterious Leopard, the young bookseller feels impelled to investigate.

In the turbulent Parisian summer of 1893, Victor Legris has vowed to give up the dangerous hobby of amateur sleuthing to concentrate on selling books.

But a murderer is at large in Paris, intent on revenge for events that took place many years before during the Commune.

And when a bookbinder friend of Victor’s becomes the latest victim of the mysterious Leopard, the young bookseller feels impelled to resume his detective work and uncover the identity of the Batignolles predator.

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

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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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