A Aristide Ravel Mystery, No 4
Dec 2010 / 9780312379896
Historical mystery / Paris French Revolution / 1793
by Barbara Buhrer
The Reign of Terror has engulfed France, and Madame Guillotine
makes no distinction between the wealthy and the poor. But there
is someone in Paris who rivals her by leaving headless bodies on
the streets of Paris. Freelance investigator Aristide Ravel for
the Paris Force must find the killer.
This is well plotted with colorful, complex characters. Relevant
to the story are the progress of the French Revolution and the geography
of Paris, both of which are well researched. We are given a picture
of the Revolution in Paris as seen from the street level.
A glossary of terms for better understanding is included.