By Laurie R. King
NAMED the best BOOKS OF THE 12 months via THE SACRAMENTO BEE
New York instances bestselling writer Laurie R. King, cherished for her acclaimed Mary Russell/Sherlock Holmes sequence, regularly writes richly targeted and punctiliously suspenseful novels that deliver a far off time and position to exceptional lifestyles. Now, during this exciting new publication, King leads readers into the colourful and sensual Paris of the Jazz Age—and finds 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 stunning younger girl. 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 dwelling in Paris, modeling and appearing. Her kinfolk turned alarmed whilst she stopped all communications, and Stuyvesant agreed to trace her down. He thoroughly expects to discover her within the palms of a few up-and-coming artist, maybe experimenting with the decadent way of life that's all at once to be had on each rue and boulevard.
As Stuyvesant follows Philippa’s path throughout the expatriate group of artists and writers, he reveals that she is understood to a lot 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, anxious flip. on the Grand-Guignol, homicide, madness, and sexual perversion are all staged to surprising, brutal impression: depravity as artwork, savage human nature on stage.
quickly it turns into transparent that one lacking woman is a drop within the bucket. the following, amid the glittering lighting of the cabarets, hides a monster whose creative coup de grâce is to be rendered in blood. And Stuyvesant should descend into the darkest depths of perversion to discover a killer . . . sifting via The Bones of Paris.
BONUS: This variation comprises an excerpt from Laurie R. King's Dreaming Spies.
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