By Laurie R. King
NAMED the most effective BOOKS OF THE 12 months by way of THE SACRAMENTO BEE
New York occasions bestselling writer Laurie R. King, cherished for her acclaimed Mary Russell/Sherlock Holmes sequence, continuously writes richly particular and punctiliously suspenseful novels that convey time and position to remarkable lifestyles. Now, during this exciting new booklet, King leads readers into the colourful and sensual Paris of the Jazz Age—and unearths the darkest secrets and techniques of its denizens.
Paris, France: September 1929. For Harris Stuyvesant, the project is a personal investigator’s dream—he’s getting paid to prowl the cafés and bars of Montparnasse, searching for a good looking younger lady. the yank agent has a fit appreciation for la vie de bohème, regardless of having labored for years on the U.S. Bureau of research. The lacking individual in query is Philippa Crosby, a twenty-two yr previous from Boston who has been residing in Paris, modeling and appearing. Her family members grew to become alarmed while she stopped all communications, and Stuyvesant agreed to trace her down. He fully expects to discover her within the palms of a few up-and-coming artist, maybe experimenting with the decadent way of life that's by surprise on hand on each rue and boulevard.
As Stuyvesant follows Philippa’s path in the course of the expatriate neighborhood of artists and writers, he reveals that she is understood to lots of its famous—and infamous—inhabitants, from Shakespeare and Company’s Sylvia seashore to Ernest Hemingway to the Surrealist photographer guy Ray. but if the facts leads Stuyvesant to the Théâtre du Grand-Guignol in Montmartre, his research takes a pointy, annoying flip. on the Grand-Guignol, homicide, madness, and sexual perversion are all staged to surprising, brutal impact: depravity as paintings, savage human nature on stage.
quickly it turns into transparent that one lacking lady is a drop within the bucket. right here, amid the glittering lighting of the cabarets, hides a monster whose creative coup de grâce is to be rendered in blood. And Stuyvesant must descend into the darkest depths of perversion to discover a killer . . . sifting via The Bones of Paris.
Praise for The Bones of Paris
“Haunting . . . a portrait of town of sunshine that glows with the fires of Hell.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch
“A compelling mystery . . . complicated, greater than a bit kinky, and totally fascinating.”—Booklist (starred review)
“Highly unique . . . Laurie R. King completely captures [the Jazz Age] as she explores town of Light’s avenues and alleys.”—The Denver Post
“Engrossing . . . Readers who take pleasure in Laurie R. King’s noteworthy Mary Russell/Sherlock Holmes secret sequence are in for a surprise.”—BookPage
“A chilling secret and a haunting love letter to the Paris of Hemingway’s misplaced Generation.”—Library Journal
From the Hardcover edition.