Murder on the Eiffel Tower by Claude Izner
A Victor Legris Mystery (Victor Legris Mysteries)

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The brand-new, shiny Eiffel Tower is the pride and glory of the 1889 World Exposition. But one sunny afternoon, as visitors are crowding the viewing platforms, a woman collapses and dies on this great Paris landmark. Can a bee sting really be the cause of death? Or is there a more sinister explanation? Enter young bookseller Victor Legris. Present on the tower at the time of the incident, and appalled by the media coverage of the occurrence, he is determined to find out what actually happened. In this dazzling evocation of late nineteenth-century Paris, we follow Victor as his investigation takes him all over the city and he suspects an ever-changing list of possible perpetrators. Could mysterious Kenji Mori, his surrogate father and business partner at the bookstore Legris operates, be involved in the crime? Why are beautiful Russian illustrator Tasha and her colleagues at the newly launched sensationalist newspaper Passepartout always up-to-date in their reporting? And what will Legris do when the deaths begin to multiply and he is caught in a race against time?

Murder on the Eiffel Tower is painstakingly researched, an effortless evocation of the glorious City of Light, and an exciting opening to a promising series of eight books featuring Victor Legris.


About Claude Izner

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CLAUDE IZNER is the pseudonym of two sisters, Liliane Korb and Laurence Lefevre. Both are second-hand booksellers on the banks of the Seine and experts on nineteenth century Paris.
Published September 15, 2009 by Minotaur Books. 324 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Fiction

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When another “bee sting” death occurs outside the Colonial Palace, Victor’s insatiable curiosity turns him into an amateur sleuth who juggles clues about the crimes, a budding affair with Tasha, elbow-rubbing with celebrities like Anatole France and an attempt to prove, at least to himself, that ...

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Historical Novel Society

Such a death at the very top of the Eiffel Tower is strange enough but when other such deaths follow randomly and both Victor’s partner and mentor, the enigmatic Kenji Mori, and the intriguing Tasha seem to be closely linked to the victims, Victor sets out to discover the truth.

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Monsters and Critics

Victor Legris makes an interesting hero, caught between his own prejudices and changing views yet willing to learn and adapt.

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Red Room

Oooh, a book all about a crime-solving Parisian bookseller.

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