Search Results: "Claude Izner"


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STRANGLED IN PARIS by Claude Izner
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"Though Izner's sixth (In the Shadow of Paris, 2011, etc.) rambles quite a bit, the digressions provide a delightfully frothy wide-angle portrait of colorful belle-epoque characters and settings."
A sinister society provides a point of entry for sleuthing Parisian bookseller Victor Legris to solve a baffling series of murders. Read full book review >

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THE MONTMARTRE INVESTIGATION by Claude Izner
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

A single red shoe draws Parisian bookseller Victor Legris into another tantalizing murder puzzle. Read full book review >

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MURDER ON THE EIFFEL TOWER by Claude Izner
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 2, 2008

"In this series kickoff from Izner (pseudonym for a pair of collaborating sisters), the energetic curiosity of the hero dovetails nicely with readers' interest in a fascinating era. The colorful supporting cast lays a solid foundation for Victor's further exploits."
The excitement of the 1889 World Exposition is muted, then intensified, by murder. Read full book review >

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THE ASSASSIN IN THE MARAIS by Claude Izner
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A sturdy marriage of frothy style and abundant period detail, from obligatory tidbits about Toulouse-Lautrec and the Moulin Rouge to surprising sidelights on little-known but interesting people and events, all bolstered by appended notes."
Murder strikes too close to home for French sleuth Victor Legris. Read full book review >

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IN THE SHADOWS OF PARIS by Claude Izner
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Psudonymous Izner's fifth Legris whodunit (The Assassin in the Marais, 2011, etc.) bubbles charmingly along courtesy of lively banter and larger-than-life Parisian characters."
The murder of a friend propels a Parisian bookseller once more out of his store and into the streets to investigate. Read full book review >

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THE DISAPPEARANCE AT PÈRE-LACHAISE by Claude Izner
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 15, 2009

"The chief pleasures here are the densely woven web of period details and anecdotes and the chance to rub shoulders with characters who casually embody the most piquant contradictions of a culture both foreign and oddly familiar."
Bookseller Victor Legris's second case begins with the vanishing of a recent widow from Père-Lachaise cemetery in Paris and ends half a world away. Read full book review >

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ADELE IN SAND LAND by Claude Ponti
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"An unconscionably tardy return for the young imagineer of the incomparable Adele's Album (1988)—welcome back! (Graphic early reader. 5-7)"
A bucket, a small shovel, and an unfettered imagination are all it takes to transform a visit to a sandbox in a crowded public park into a brilliant adventure. Read full book review >

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FREE: WHY NOT? by Izner Hanna Garcia
Released: Aug. 2, 2011

"Even those with the most unquenchable desire for a breezy meet-cute will have trouble swallowing this clumsy charade."
In this chick-lit set in London, the lives of six people and one dog intertwine during the search for love. Read full book review >

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THE GHOST OF SHANGHAI by Claude Guillot
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"The story has promise, not least for its fine artwork that provides a glimpse into daily life, but the delivery is so stilted, its effectiveness is cut by half. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Using clunky declarative sentences, Guillot tries to convey a sense of life in modern China, mediated through its history, with this story of a young girl, Li, and her encounter with a pre-Mao ghost. Read full book review >

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Johnny's Ripple by Claude Limberger
Released: March 1, 2013

"A headlong adventure about a boy who can reshape reality at will."
A boy's amazing powers stand between Earth and total destruction. Read full book review >

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ABOU AND THE ANGEL COHEN by Claude Campbell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2002

"Despite mildly pedantic angelic dialogues, the realistic view of Palestinian difficulties and the vision offered here of a better life are a welcome addition to the never-ending debate on the Middle East."
A curious fantasy, inspired by Leigh Hunt's famous 1834 poem, "Abou Ben Adhem," mingles metaphysics and grim reality: a gentle Arab grandfather living in Gaza is visited nightly by an angel who offers advice and consolation as the man's life is turned upside down by a tragic series of events. Read full book review >