The Eloquence of Blood by Judith Rock
(Charles Du Luc)

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"An exciting new discovery" (Library Journal) returns to seventeenth-century Paris with a new historical novel of intrigue.

Christmas in Paris, 1686. The spirit of the season is shattered when Martine Mynette is murdered while trying to prove that she is the adopted daughter of the last surviving Mynette heir and thus claim her inheritance-money that the family otherwise intended to go to the Jesuit school, Louis le Grand.

Now, with Jesuits being implicated in Martine's death, rhetoric teacher Charles du Luc will not rest until he finds her murderer...


About Judith Rock

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Judith Rock is a former professional dancer, and has written on dance, art, and theology for many journals. She has been artist-in-residence and taught and lectured at colleges, seminaries, and conferences across the U.S. and abroad. She was also a police officer in both Minnesota and New York City. She now lives in Sarasota, Florida.
Published September 6, 2011 by Berkley. 400 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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Set in Paris in 1686 during the Christmas season, Rock's second novel featuring Charles du Luc is every bit the equal of her impressive historical thriller debut, The Rhetoric of Death.

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Historical Novel Society

It isn’t necessary to have read the first to find oneself quickly pulled into du Luc’s world, however, as Rock skilfully weaves information throughout that hints at the first book and du Luc’s past.

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