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The Resource The bones of Paris : a Stuyvesant & Grey novel, Laurie R. King

The bones of Paris : a Stuyvesant & Grey novel, Laurie R. King

Label
The bones of Paris : a Stuyvesant & Grey novel
Title
The bones of Paris
Title remainder
a Stuyvesant & Grey novel
Statement of responsibility
Laurie R. King
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Paris, France: September 1929. For Harris Stuyvesant, the assignment is a private investigator s dream he s getting paid to prowl the cafes and bars of Montparnasse, looking for a pretty young woman. The American agent has a healthy appreciation for "la vie de boheme, " despite having worked for years at the U.S. Bureau of Investigation. The missing person in question is Philippa Crosby, a twenty-two year old from Boston who has been living in Paris, modeling and acting. Her family became alarmed when she stopped all communications, and Stuyvesant agreed to track her down. He wholly expects to find her in the arms of some up-and-coming artist, perhaps experimenting with the decadent lifestyle that is suddenly available on every "rue" and "boulevard." As Stuyvesant follows Philippa s trail through the expatriate community of artists and writers, he finds that she is known to many of its famous and infamous inhabitants, from Shakespeare and Company s Sylvia Beach to Ernest Hemingway 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, 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. Soon it becomes clear that one missing girl is a drop in the bucket. Here, amid the glittering lights of the cabarets, 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 a killer . . . sifting through "The Bones of Paris."
Member of
Summary
Investigating the disappearance of an American girl who may be one of several abductees linked to a series of murders, Harris Stuyvesant, a former officer of the American Bureau of Investigation, follows clues to an American expat community in 1929 Paris, where he encounters dangerous adversaries and famous historical artists
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10217128
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
King, Laurie R
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Stuyvesant & Grey
Series volume
0002
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Paris (France)
  • France
Target audience
adult
Label
The bones of Paris : a Stuyvesant & Grey novel, Laurie R. King
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn866615123
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Bantam books trade paperback edition.
Extent
428 pages
Isbn
9780345531780
Lccn
2014427646
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)866615123
Label
The bones of Paris : a Stuyvesant & Grey novel, Laurie R. King
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn866615123
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Bantam books trade paperback edition.
Extent
428 pages
Isbn
9780345531780
Lccn
2014427646
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)866615123

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