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The Resource Strangled in Paris, Claude Izner ; Translated by Jennifer Higgins

Strangled in Paris, Claude Izner ; Translated by Jennifer Higgins

Label
Strangled in Paris
Title
Strangled in Paris
Statement of responsibility
Claude Izner ; Translated by Jennifer Higgins
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Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"The coast of Normandy, 1894: A mysterious young woman is rescued by an anonymous man after a deadly shipwreck. Paris, a few months later: The body of a well-dressed woman in a velvet mask is found in the abattoir district of La Villette in Paris. Next to the brutally strangled corpse, the drunk watchman--who witnessed the crime but was too terrified to intervene--finds a pendant featuring a black unicorn. Newly married bookseller Victor Legris is asked by an acquaintance to solve the murder of Louise Fontane, but he is initially baffled by the case. Louise was poor, so where did her finery come from? And what is the significance of the black unicorn? Within days, two more murders startle Paris--both victims were well-respected and seemingly wealthy, both have been killed in a similar fashion, both men's apartments have been defaced and ransacked, and both were members of the Black Unicorn Society, an organization bent on finding the philosopher's stone. Victor and his assistant (and brother-in-law), Jojo, struggle to draw the connections between the murders. And they struggle to keep their sleuthing from their wives, who frown upon their interest in mysteries. As their secret investigation progresses, they discover that in belle e;poque Paris, young girls with no money or background are as ruthlessly preyed on as ever they were"--
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10219194
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Izner, Claude
Index
no index present
Language note
First published in France as Le talisman de la Villette by Editions
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
A Victor Legris mystery
Series volume
6
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  • FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General
  • FICTION / Historical
  • Legris, Victor (Fictitious character)
  • Murder
  • Booksellers and bookselling
  • Paris (France)
Target audience
adult
Label
Strangled in Paris, Claude Izner ; Translated by Jennifer Higgins
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/172/9780312662172/image/lgcover.9780312662172.jpg
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Publication
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
980089
Edition
First U.S. Edition.
Extent
pages cm.
Isbn
9780312662172
Lccn
2013020021
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780312662172
  • (OCoLC)827256717
Label
Strangled in Paris, Claude Izner ; Translated by Jennifer Higgins
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/172/9780312662172/image/lgcover.9780312662172.jpg
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
980089
Edition
First U.S. Edition.
Extent
pages cm.
Isbn
9780312662172
Lccn
2013020021
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780312662172
  • (OCoLC)827256717

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