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Le Crime

Le Crime

A Thriller

A Louis Morgon Thriller (Volume 1)

Peter Steiner

Minotaur Books

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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 City

Former 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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Chapter One

EVERY MORNING, AS THE BELLS OF THE CHURCH IN SAINT LEON SUR Dême were clanging eight o'clock, Louis Morgon set the two pitchers, one of hot milk, the other of coffee, along with a cup and a knife, a baguette,...

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Praise for Le Crime

“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

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About the author

Peter Steiner

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, was published by Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Minotaur. Le Crime was originally published in hardcover under the title A French Country Murder.

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