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ISBN
9781906040048

eBook ISBN
9781906040673

Publication date
1st October 2007

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The Pere-Lachaise Mystery

(La Disparue du Père-Lachaise)

Author Claude Izner

£7.99

The second Victor Legris mystery

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The second in the award-winning Parisian crime series featuring bookseller-sleuth Victor Legris follows the disappearance of a woman at the city’s most famous cemetery.

In Paris 1890, Lady’s maid Denise le Louarn fears the worst when her mistress, Odette de Valois, vanishes from the Père-Lachaise cemetery during a visit to her husband’s grave.

All alone in the great metropolis Denise knows just one person she can go to for help: Odette’s former lover, Victor Legris. When the frightened girl turns up at his bookshop and tells him her story, Victor feels there must be a simple explanation for her disappearance. But as he begins to look into the matter, it soon becomes clear that something sinister lies behind events at the Père-Lachaise.

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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