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Murder on the Champs-Élysées: A Belle-Époque Mystery (The Belle-Époque Mysteries)

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    Alex Mandon(Author)

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Paris, 1900. The height of the Belle-Époque: decadence, wealth, hedonism…and murder.

“Mandon creates a gay lead character in a mainstream mystery, with refreshing and ingenious insight!"  --Kathryn Lynn Davis, New York Times bestselling author

Homicide investigator Guillaume Devré stands for the silenced victims, bound to seek justice as he makes his way from the wide boulevards frequented by the tout-Paris to the narrow byways of Montmartre, to the shadow of the Tour Eiffel and the lush elegance of Maxim’s.

When the most famous courtesan in Paris becomes the prime suspect in the death of a wealthy young man, Inspector Devré is reluctantly drawn into the opulent parlors and witty manners of high society. As the investigation unfolds, he must contend with a bloodthirsty press and the outrageous behavior of his suspect…as well as his own prejudices and unfulfilled needs.

Devré soon realizes that solving this murder could expose him and his darkest secret.

Murder on the Champs-Élysées is the first in a new series featuring Inspector Guillaume Devré, a homicide detective from la Sûreté who lives a secret life on the fringes of respectable society, the powerful courtesan known as La Balise—with secrets of her own—and the gruff but brilliant American pathologist Dr. Jackson.

"[The] characters are so human and absorbing they will follow you past the solution of this compelling and cleverly unique detective novel. This book consumed me, and though I read it weeks ago, I am still unable to let it go.”  

—Kathryn Lynn Davis, New York Times bestselling author

“Alex Mandon sets this forward-thinking mystery in a lush historical setting that unveils all the opulence of the era. Tightly plotted and evocative!”  

—Tanya Anne Crosby, New York Times bestselling author

Alex Mandon is the pen name of an award-winning, New York Times best-selling author. -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine andere Ausgabe: Paperback.

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  • PDF | 276 pages
  • Alex Mandon(Author)
  • Avid Press (21 Dec. 2016)
  • English
  • 8
  • Gay & Lesbian

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  • By Kindle Customer on 22 March 2017

    I have to say firstly that I have been a fan of Ms Mandon's other incarnation for many years now. Who is that, you ask? In keeping with the detective genre theme, go discover for yourself. So, when I discovered she was writing a book in fin-de-siècle Paris, I couldn't wait to dive in.Guillaume is a police inspector hiding his homosexuality in a time when he could end up in prison. Lucie is a renowned courtesan with a mysterious past. Their worlds collide when one of Lucie's assignations is found dead by foul means.I enjoyed the mystery at the centre of the novel, but I have to admit I kept turning the pages more for Guillaume and Lucie's character development. Guillaume was not defined by his sexuality, and was even allowed some romance- which I hope he gets in later installments- thus making sure he avoided the cliché of tragic gay character. I'm also intrigued by Lucie and her past: who is she really?My only niggle is that I wish Guillaume and Lucie had joined forces a bit more: a gay man and a glamorous courtesan? They'd be unstoppable!On a purely esthetic note, the hardback version is just gorgeous!Anyway, I shall be sticking around for further Belle Époque mysteries!


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