The Hanged Man by Gary Inbinder
A Mystery in Fin de Siecle Paris

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Will the Inspector risk Delphine’s life along with his own to save half of Paris from being blown to bits? A case every bit as baffling as the hero’s debut. Here’s hoping for another entry in this atmospheric series.
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Like many fin de siecle Parisians, Inspector Achille Lefebvre is looking forward to a pleasant summer holiday at a seaside resort with his wife, Adele―but a body found hanging from a bridge in a public park interferes with the inspector's plans.

Paris: July, 1890. Inspector Achille Lefebvre and his wife Adele are enjoying their stay at a seaside resort―until a body found hanging from a bridge in a public park demands the Inspector's attention.

Is it suicide or murder? A twisted trail of evidence draws Inspector Lefebvre into a shadowy underworld of international intrigue, espionage, and terrorism. Time is of the essence; pressure mounts on the Sureté to get results. Achille's chief orders him to work with his former partner, Inspector Rousseau, now in charge of a special unit in the newly formed political brigade. But can Achille trust the detective who let him down in another case?

Inspector Lefebvre uses innovative forensics and a network of police spies to uncover a secret alliance, a scheme involving the sale of a cutting-edge high explosive, and an assassination plot that threatens to ignite a world war.
 

About Gary Inbinder

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Gary Inbinder's fiction, articles and essays have appeared in Bewildering Stories, Halfway Down the Stairs, The Absent Willow Review, Morpheus Tales, Litsnack, Touchstone Magazine, and other publications. He is a member of both the Historical Novel Society and the Bewildering Stories Editorial Review Board. He lives in Woodland Hills, California.
 
Published August 9, 2016 by Pegasus Books. 352 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Will the Inspector risk Delphine’s life along with his own to save half of Paris from being blown to bits? A case every bit as baffling as the hero’s debut. Here’s hoping for another entry in this atmospheric series.

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