Release date: January 20, 2015
at Le French Book
Frédérique Molay strikes again with another exciting installment in this thrilling series. With vivid descriptions of Paris, plenty of historical facts along with intricate police details and procedures all creating a fast paced riveting narrative. Molay’s narrative ‘involves’ the peruser with ample knowledge and affecting characters, you feel as if you’re investigating along with Nico Sirsky and his team.
I am a huge Nico Sirsky fan, I appreciate the way Molay brings both professional and personal facets of Sirsky to light. He’s a consummate officer of the law, a loving father, and an emotional and loving partner to Caroline as well as a devoted son and brother to his family. He’s dimensional, flawed and flawless, you will find yourself invested in him without question.
Molay’s style is casual with potency keeping your attention at a whip fast pace. Once again excellent translation on Jeffrey Zuckerman’s part, you feel nothing is lost, the fluidity of prose solid. Another fine meshing of author and translator with Molay and Zuckerman.
Looking forward to more from Molay and her compelling cast of characters. Don’t let the fact this is a series deter you, each book can read as a standalone without missing a beat. I do suggest having all the books available, you’ll want to continue with Sirsky and all the happenings.
When a major Parisian modern art event gets unexpected attention on live TV, Chief of Police Nico Sirsky and his team of elite crime fighters rush to La Villette park and museum complex. There, renowned artist Samuel Cassian is inaugurating the first archeological dig of modern art, twenty-seven years after burying the leftovers of a banquet. In front of reporters from around the world, excavators uncover a skeleton. Could it be the artist’s own son? And does that death have anything to do with the current string of nightclub murders by the “Paris Butcher”? On the site of the French capital’s former slaughterhouses, the investigation takes Nico and France’s top criminal investigation division from artists’ studios to autopsy theaters and nightclubs in hopes of tracking down the murderer who has turned this Paris park into a city of blood. [provided by the publisher]
Called, “the French Michael Connelly,” Frédérique Molay graduated from France’s prestigious Science Po
and began her career in politics and the French administration.
She worked as chief of staff for the deputy mayor of Saint-Germain-en-Laye,
and then was elected to the local government in Saône-et-Loire.
Meanwhile, she spent her nights pursing a passion for writing she had nourished since she wrote her first novel at the age of eleven.
The first in the Paris Homicide series, The 7th Woman,
won France’s most prestigious crime fiction award and went on to become an international bestseller,
allowing Molay to dedicate her life to writing and raising her three children.
ABOUT THE TRANSLATOR
Jeffrey Zuckerman was born in the Midwest and lives in New York. He has worked as an editorial assistant, a lifeguard, and a psychology researcher. Now an editor for Music and Literature Magazine, he also freelances for several companies, ranging from the pharmaceutical industry to old-fashioned book publishing. He holds a degree in English with honors from Yale University, where he studied English literature, creative writing, and translation.
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