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
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