Cruel Season by Mark Shannon

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May 9, 1182. Ten days before the consecration of the High Altar of Notre Dame, ritually butchered bodies are discovered in Paris. Provost’s Special Agent Nicolas Maçon is thrust into a labyrinth of crime and art, of scientific alchemy and Arabian magic. His hunt takes him through brothels and inns, from the Templar Commandery to the vast building site of Notre Dame. But finding the killer is just the beginning of this rigorous and accurately detailed thriller.

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Mark Shannon received a Master’s Degree in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University. He is the author of two picture-book adaptations of medieval stories, Gawain and the Green Knight and The Acrobat and the Angel, both published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons. Since 1994, he has been based in Barcelona, Spain, where he teaches English.

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Mike Shannon is the editor of "Spitball: The Literary Baseball Magazine and the author of five baseball books. David Shannon was born October 5, 1960, Washington, D.C. He is an American author and illustrator. He graduated from the Art Center College of Design and now lives in Los Angeles. In 1998 he won the Caldecott Honor for his No, David!. He also wrote A Bad Case of Stripes, How Georgie Radbourn Saved Baseball, and The Amazing Christmas Extravaganza. He has also illustrated Audrey Wood's The Bunyans, various books by Jane Yolen including The Ballad of the Pirate Queens and Encounter, as well as Melinda Long's How I Became a Pirate and Pirates Don't Change Diapers. Shannon currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife and daughter.
Published October 13, 2011 by Crossroad Press. 208 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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