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The Books of the Dead
Death in Paris #2
By Emilia Bernhard

Crooked Lane
October 8, 2019/ ISBN
Mystery / Amateur Sleuth

Reviewed by Laura Hinds

As an American in Paris, amateur sleuth Rachel Lewis finds a body in the bathroom of a café and again is embroiled in a murder mystery. Having solved a murder eighteen months prior, she is not surprised when Capitaine Boussicault asks her to help with the investigation.

This new case requires Rachel to pose as a volunteer librarian in order to find out who hated Guy Laurent enough to kill him. Was it one of his colleagues at Bibliothèque Nationale? Probably, since they all loathed him. It was up to Rachel to figure out who and why while working as a temp at the Bibliothèque.

The Paris setting captured my imagination and held on to it tightly. The mystery had enough twists and turns to keep me guessing, yet it was the characters and their evolving relationships that kept me reading page after page. Rachel’s friendship with Magda and their escapades in crime-solving provided humor, and I grew to like both of them.

If you’re looking for something new and different in the mystery genre, you won’t go wrong with The Books of the Dead. Treat yourself to a copy this fall, and if you haven’t read the first book, Death in Paris. Be extra good to yourself and pick that up as well. Highly recommended.

Reviews of previous titles in this series

Death in Paris

Reviewed 2019