The Montmartre Investigation

A Victor Legris Mystery

Victor Legris Mysteries (Volume 3)

Claude Izner

Minotaur Books

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Paris, November 1891: The body of a young woman is discovered on Boulevard Montmartre.  Barefoot and dressed in red she has been strangled and her face horribly disfigured. That same day a single red shoe is delivered to Victor Legris’s Parisian bookshop by a goatherd. Suspecting more than just coincidence, the charming bookseller sleuth and his assistant Jojo are soon searching for the identity of both victim and murderer. Then, a body is discovered in a wine barrel at the same time as a famous performer from the legendary Moulin Rouge is strangled in her apartment. Victor's investigation takes him and Jojo into the dark alleyways and bustling cafes of the hills of Montmartre, on a trail of evidence that seems to point to a case that shocked the population of Lyon years ago.

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THE MONTMARTRE INVESTIGATION Chapter 1

Saint-Mandé, Sunday 26 July 1891

Quick! She had to rinse her hands and remove the traces of jam.

Mademoiselle Bontemps hastily dried her hands and cast a longing look at the plate piled with strawberry biscuits, mocha cakes, éclairs and meringues. Resisting temptation, she shut the plate away in the bottom of the cupboard. ‘I’ll have them this evening when everyone’s gone to bed…’ She smoothed her dress over the crinoline she persisted in wearing as if she were still only twenty, and rustled back

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"Brisk plotting, evocative description...and, bien sur, a generous helping of Parisian charm."--The Seattle Times

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Claude Izner

Claude Izner is the pseudonym of two sisters, Liliane Korb and Laurence Lefevre. Both are second-hand booksellers on the banks of the Seine and experts on nineteenth century Paris.

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The Montmartre Investigation
A Victor Legris Mystery
Claude Izner

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
September 2010
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ISBN: 9781429939201
ISBN10: 1429939206
320 pages
$9.99

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
August 2011
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ISBN: 9780312603922
ISBN10: 0312603924
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 336 pages, Includes one map
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