Paris is in mourning. At the firework display marking the Dauphin's marriage to Marie Antoinette, hundreds of people have been injured or crushed to death. Yet not all the victims died accidentally . . . and so another case for Le Floch opens. The third title in the Nicolas Le Floch Investigations.
'This is no high-society tale: [Parot] takes us into the dank cells of the Bastille, the reeking morgue of the Basse-Geôle, the boisterous brothels and taverns and stewpots and all the other places we really want to see.'
NEW YORK TIMES
'A fabulous eighteenth century French police procedural that brings to life pre-Revolutionary Paris.'
GENRE GO ROUND
'Le Floch develops as a character nicely throughout the series.'
CRIME FICTION LOVER