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The Bones of Paris By Laurie R. King (Author)

The Bones of Paris
by Laurie R. King

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Paris 1929. Investigator Harris Stuyvesant searches for missing American Philippa Crosby. But when the evidence leads him to the Theatre du Grand-Guignol, his investigation takes a disturbing turn. At the Grand-Guignol, murder, insanity, and sexual perversion are all staged to shocking, brutal effect: depravity as art, savage human nature on stage.
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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. At the Grand-Guignol, murder, insanity, and sexual perversion are all staged to shocking, brutal effect: depravity as art, violence as a form of beauty. Soon it becomes clear that one missing girl is a drop in the ocean. Somewhere amid the glittering city lights hides a monster whose artistic coup de grace is to be rendered in blood. And Stuyvesant will have to descend into the darkest depths of perversion to find the killer ...sifting through the bones of Paris.

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The Bones of Paris Reviews


"Intricate clockworks, wheels within wheels." - Booklist "Intelligent and nuanced ... Indelible characters ... a plot as tight as a drum. What more could you want?" - Seattle Times

About Laurie R. King


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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GOR005589146
The Bones of Paris by Laurie R. King
Laurie R. King
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Allison & Busby
2013-09-19
432
0749015357
9780749015350
N/A
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