Sunday, December 31, 2017

Baudelaire's Revenge by Bob Van Laerhoven

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Winner of the Hercule Poirot Prize for Best Crime Novel. It is 1870, and Paris is in turmoil. As the social and political turbulence of the Franco-Prussian War roils the city, workers starve to death while aristocrats seek refuge in orgies and séances. The Parisians are trapped like rats in their beautiful city but a series of gruesome murders captures their fascination and distracts them from the realities of war. The killer leaves lines from the recently deceased Charles Baudelaire's controversial anthology Les Fleurs du Mal on each corpse, written in the poet's exact handwriting. Commissioner Lefevre, a lover of poetry and a veteran of the Algerian war, is on the case. His investigation is a thrilling, intoxicating journey into the sinister side of human nature...

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