Winner of the Hercule Poirot Prize for Best Crime Novel
“I hope you behaved yourself with all those fancy whores.”
There too, just as all revolutions begin as exercises in subversive activities so too does intelligently written fiction. It has long been my suspicion that when a socially and politically clued-in writer ...
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“Love could be the cruelest motive, he thought. And blood the oldest messenger.” As the Prussians bear down on Paris in 1870, a series of brutal murders captivates the attention of besieged workers and aristocrats alike, providing a bizarre distraction ...
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Up until the very last page, I wasn’t sure what to make of this book. It is certainly not for the faint of heart, but that is not because of the violence or sex, per se, but rather because it so provocatively examines the connections between violence ...
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As the Second Empire wanes, a series of murders baffles a dissolute Parisian police commissioner and his long-suffering factotum.
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The flowers of evil, sketched in lurid botanical detail.
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