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Bones of Paris : a Novel of Suspense.

Investigating the disappearance of an American girl who may be one of several abductees linked to a series of murders, Harris Stuyvesant, a former officer of the American Bureau of Investigation, follows clues to an American expat community in 1929 Paris, where he encounters dangerous adversaries and famous historical artists.

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  • "Investigating the disappearance of an American girl who may be one of several abductees linked to a series of murders, Harris Stuyvesant, a former officer of the American Bureau of Investigation, follows clues to an American expat community in 1929 Paris, where he encounters dangerous adversaries and famous historical artists."@en
  • "New York Times bestselling author Laurie R. King, beloved for her acclaimed Mary Russell/Sherlock Holmes series, consistently writes richly detailed and thoroughly suspenseful novels that bring a distant time and place to brilliant life. Now, in this thrilling new book, King leads readers into the vibrant and sensual Paris of the Jazz Age'and reveals the darkest secrets of its denizens. Paris, France: September 1929. For Harris Stuyvesant, the assignment is a private investigator's dream'he's getting paid to troll the cafes and bars of Montparnasse, looking for a pretty young woman. The American agent has a healthy appreciation for la vie de boheme, despite having worked for years at the U.S. Bureau of Investigation. The missing person in question is Philippa Crosby, a twenty-two year old from Boston who has been living in Paris, modeling and acting. Her family became alarmed when she stopped all communications, and Stuyvesant agreed to track her down. He wholly expects to find her in the arms of some up-and-coming artist, perhaps experimenting with the decadent lifestyle that is suddenly available on every rue and boulevard. As Stuyvesant follows Philippa's trail through the expatriate community of artists and writers, he finds that she is known to many of its famous'and infamous'inhabitants, from Shakespeare and Company's Sylvia Beach to Ernest Hemingway to the Surrealist photographer Man Ray. But when the evidence leads Stuyvesant to the TheAtre du Grand-Guignol in Montmartre, his investigation takes a sharp, disturbing turn. At the Grand-Guignol, murder, insanity, and sexual perversion are all staged to shocking, brutal effect: depravity as art, savage human nature on stage. Soon it becomes clear that one missing girl is a drop in the bucket. Here, amid the glittering lights of the cabarets, hides a monster whose artistic coup de grAce is to be rendered in blood. And Stuyvesant will have to descend into the darkest depths of perversion to find a killer . . . sifting through The Bones of Paris. Praise for The Bones of Paris "Fans of Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris will feel right at home in the Jazz Age Paris setting. . . . Beyond the cameos and the bohemian atmosphere, there is a compelling thriller here and some fascinating fictional characters to go with the real-life ones. As always with King, the plot is tricky but marvelously constructed, delivering twists that not only surprise but also deepen the story and its multiple levels of meaning. Break out that dusty bottle of absinthe you have stored away and settle in for a treat."'Booklist (starred review) "Impressive . . . arresting . . . a tantalizing mystery involving the TheAtre du Grand-Guignol and artists who use human bones to create their work. Readers will hope to see more of Grey . . . and Stuyvesant in future books."'Publishers Weekly "The dark side of Jazz Age Paris . . . evocative period detail and challenging aesthetic adventures . . . King presents Stuyvesant's tour of the lower depths of the Parisian avant-garde in terms both decorous and creepy."'Kirkus Reviews From the Hardcover edition."@en
  • "Paris, France: September 1929. Private investigator Harris Stuyvesant, on the hunt for a missing twenty-two year old woman from Boston, must descend into the darkest depths of perversion to find a killer hiding in the Theatre du Grand-Guignol in Montmartre."
  • "Private investigator Harris Stuyvesant is an American agent who's been given the plum assignment of locating beautiful young model Philippa Crosby. But when Philippa's trail ends at the Théâtre du Grand-Guignol in Montmartre, Stuyvesant discovers a world where art meets sexual depravity--and where a savage killer lurks in the shadows."
  • "Investigating the disappearance of an American girl who may be one of several abductees linked to a series of murders, Harris Stuyvesant, former officer of the American Bureau of Investigation, follows clues to an American expat community in 1929 Paris, where he encounters dangerous adversaries and famous historical artists."@en

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  • "Electronic books."
  • "Electronic books."@en
  • "Suspense fiction, American"
  • "Detective and mystery stories, American."
  • "Detective and mystery stories"@en
  • "Mystery fiction."@en
  • "Detective and mystery stories, American"
  • "Fiction"
  • "Fiction"@en
  • "Historical fiction."@en
  • "Fiction."
  • "Suspense fiction, American."
  • "Suspense fiction."
  • "Suspense fiction."@en
  • "Detective and mystery stories."@en

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  • "Bones of paris : a novel of suspence featuring mary russell and sherlock holmes."
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  • "The Bones of Paris A Novel of Suspense."@en
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  • "The bones of Paris a novel of suspense /"@en
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  • "The Bones of Paris : A Novel of Suspense."