Game of Patience by Susanne Alleyn

By Susanne Alleyn

Paris, 1796. Aristide Ravel, freelance undercover police agent and investigator, is faced with a double homicide in a modern condo. The sufferers end up to be C?lie Montereau, the daughter of a filthy rich and influential relations, and the guy who used to be blackmailing her.C?lie's enigmatic and sour buddy Rosalie Cl?ment offers Aristide with intelligence that steers him towards Philippe Aubry, a tender guy with a violent earlier who were in love with C?lie. in keeping with an eyewitness, even if, Aubry couldn't have murdered C?lie. As time passes, Aristide reveals himself falling in love with Rosalie, albeit reluctantly, as he suspects that she understands extra in regards to the murders than she's going to say.When Aristide uncovers proof that issues to Rosalie herself, he needs to study whom she is retaining and why sooner than he can receive justice for C?lie and shop Rosalie from the guillotine. From the gritty again alleys of Paris to its glittering salons and caf?s, throughout the middle of the feverish, decadent society of post-revolutionary France, Aristide's research leads him right into a puzzle related to hidden secrets and techniques, crimes of ardour, and long-nurtured hatreds.With problematic French cultural surroundings, writer Susanne Alleyn has created a worldly and fashionable secret set within the uneasy and turbulent years among the fear and the increase of Napoleon. "Police procedural fanatics and old novel buffs, have a good time! Susanne Alleyn's fast paced video game of persistence is an engrossing, richly particular whodunit set in edgy, post-revolutionary Paris. From the hole guillotine scene to the wrenching why-dun-it denouement, i used to be riveted."---Karen Harper, ny occasions bestselling writer of The deadly Fashione and The final Boleyn "Susanne Alleyn's video game of persistence is a well-crafted old secret, real in each element. splendidly entertaining."---Sandra Gulland, writer of  The Josephine Bonaparte Collection "Post-revolutionary Paris is the atmosphere for this subtle and fashionable novel, a real secret, penned by way of Americna writer Susanne Alleyn, who creates the ambience of these pre-Napoleonic days that demanding situations the talents of Caleb Carr of The Alienist fame."---Big Sleep Books

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Dueling pistol, I’d guess,” Brasseur said, with a closer look at it. “Expensive, too. A housebreaker wouldn’t have overlooked it, nor those trinkets, either,” he added, with a nod toward a side table where a gold snuffbox sat on a silver tray between two silver candelabra. ” “Saint-Ange had money on him,” said Didier, returning to the cabinet. “No robbery here. And over there, in the cabinet in the bottom of the buffet, we found a case with a matching pistol in it. ” Aristide glanced at the marble-topped buffet.

Aristide waited silently, tapping his fingers on the tabletop. “He wasn’t wearing his hat when I saw him run out,” Grangier said at last. “Must have been carrying it under his arm. But he wore it when he came back. A round one, low-crowned, with a wide brim. Dark. ” Brasseur added a few more notes in his own notebook. “Good. Let’s go through your statement again. At about six o’clock in the evening, you heard someone running up the stairs, but didn’t see him. Then, a little while later—How long?

Dueling pistol, I’d guess,” Brasseur said, with a closer look at it. “Expensive, too. A housebreaker wouldn’t have overlooked it, nor those trinkets, either,” he added, with a nod toward a side table where a gold snuffbox sat on a silver tray between two silver candelabra. ” “Saint-Ange had money on him,” said Didier, returning to the cabinet. “No robbery here. And over there, in the cabinet in the bottom of the buffet, we found a case with a matching pistol in it. ” Aristide glanced at the marble-topped buffet.

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