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The Bones of Paris by Laurie R. King
  

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This is the second in a noir series from King, set between the wars, that follows Harry Stuyvesant, an American PI, his British friend Bennet Grey and Grey’s sister Sarah, Harry’s unrequited love. The characters were first introduced in Touchstone and readers who haven’t read it may find some moments of confusion. Harry is in Paris searching for a girl gone missing but soon discovers her disappearance is part of a bigger horrific crime. On the way he encounters many real life characters – the now famous artists and writers who populated Paris’ demi-monde. Many readers may feel frustrated that King has taken rather a liberty with some of them, ascribing actions and characteristics to them that simply aren’t true. Likewise her Paris and period are far from perfect and those who like their historical crime thrillers as accurate as they are exciting would do well to start elsewhere.

If you like Laurie R. King you might also like to read books by Philip Kerr, Jill Paton Walsh and Jacqueline Winspear.

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The Bones of Paris by Laurie R. King

Paris, 1929. For Harris Stuyvesant, his current assignment is a private investigator's dream - he's getting paid to trawl the cafes and bars of Montparnasse, looking for a pretty young woman. The missing person in question is Philippa Crosby, a twenty-two-year-old from Boston, whose family have become alarmed at her lack of communication. As Stuyvesant follows Philippa's trail through Paris, he finds that she is known to many of its famous - and infamous - inhabitants, from Shakespeare and Company's Sylvia Beach to the surrealist photographer Man Ray. But when the evidence leads Stuyvesant to the Theatre du Grand-Guignol in Montmartre, his investigation takes a sharp and disturbing turn.

Reviews

'Atmospheric, intriguing, exciting and macabre - this is Laurie King at her best... The images created are unforgettable ... it is a real page turner - once started, you cannot stop until the last page is turned.'
Angela Youngman

About the Author

Laurie R. King has been writing crime fiction since 1987 and won many awards for her work in fiction including the prestigious John Creasey Dagger, the Edgar, the Nero and Macavity Awards. She is the author of highly praised stand-alone suspense novels and a contemporary mystery series, as well as the Mary Russell & Sherlock Holmes series. She lives in North California.

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Book Info

Publication date

21st August 2014

Author

Laurie R. King

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Author's Website

www.laurierking.com/

Publisher

Allison & Busby

Format

Paperback
352 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
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Historical mysteries

ISBN

9780749015879

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