Friday, February 7, 2014

The Bones of Paris

Investigation. Fans of finely written crime fiction will find four successful components in Laurie R. King’s novel, The Bones of Paris. There’s a well-developed cast of complex characters, led by protagonist Harris Stuyvesant, reprised from her earlier novel, Touchstone. The setting is atmospheric and interesting: Paris in 1929 with a cast of celebrities including Man Ray, Ernest Hemingway, Cole Porter, Natalie Barney and Josephine Baker. Third, the plot is complex allowing Harris’ investigation to follow many leads. Finally, the dialogue and prose are well-crafted, allowing the narrative to proceed easily. I found part of the subject matter to be a bit gruesome for my taste, but that is often the cover charge with crime fiction. I was entertained and very satisfied by the end. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase The Bones of Paris from

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