A cross between The Spy Who Came in from the Cold and A Year in Provence, this ingenious thriller gets stunning raves from one and all:“Unforgettable . . . combines elements of Agatha Christie and Robert Ludlum.”---Bookreporter.com“A riveting murder mystery.”---France Today“Steiner sketches such a rich life for his tiny town that he makes you want to get on the next plane.”---Chicago Tribune“A beautiful crime novel.”---Thomas Perry, New York Times bestselling author of Nightlife“A page-turner---like a good Alan Furst or Graham Greene novel.”---The Washingtonian“Louis Morgon is a marvel.”---Olen Steinhauer, author of Victory Square“Le Crime est superbe.”---Jim Fusilli, author of Hard, Hard CityFormer State Department expert Louis Morgon finds a murdered body on the doorstep of his charming little house in France, and he and the local gendarme team up to solve the murder. Thriller and mystery lovers: Bon appetit!
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“A fantastic novel, at once a gripping political thriller, and a complex mystery tale.”---David Brooks, author of Bobos in Paradise“Le Carré and Deighton fans will welcome Steiner’s engaging first novel.”---Publishers Weekly
Also known for his cartoons in The New Yorker, this is Peter Steiner’s first novel in the Louis Morgon thriller series; the second, L’Assassin, is forthcoming soon from Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Minotaur. Le Crime was originally published in hardcover under the title A French Country Murder.