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15th August 2011


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Strangled in Paris

(Le Talisman de la Villette)

Author Claude Izner


The sixth Victor Legris mystery

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Why would anyone strangle a humble seamstress with no known enemies?

When newly married bookseller Victor Legris is asked to solve the murder of Louise Fontaine in the abattoir district of La Villette, he is initially baffled by the case.But as the investigation progresses, Victor, along with his assistant and brother-in-law Joseph, discovers that in belle-époque Paris young girls with no money or background are as ruthlessly preyed on as ever they were …

‘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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