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Author Izner, Claude.

Title Strangled in Paris / Claude Izner ; Translated by Jennifer Higgins.

Publication Info. New York : Minotaur Books, 2013.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Fiction, Mystery    M IZNER,C    Available
 PAS Lamanda Park Branch Fiction, Mystery    M IZNER,C    Available
Edition First U.S. edition.
Description 317 pages ; 22 cm.
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
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Series A Victor Legris mystery
Izner, Claude. Victor Legris mystery.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 314-317).
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"--Dust jacket flap.
Language Translation of: Le talisman de la Villette.
Subject Legris, Victor (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Murder -- France -- Paris -- Fiction.
Booksellers and bookselling -- France -- Paris -- Fiction.
Paris (France) -- History -- 1870-1940 -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Mystery fiction.
Added Author Higgins, Jennifer. Translator.
Added Title Talisman de la Villette. English
ISBN 9780312662172 hardback
0312662173 hardback

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