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The Hanged Man: A Mystery in Fin de Siecle Paris (Achille Lefebvre Mysteries) Kindle Edition
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About the Author
Piers Hampton is an experienced narrator and actor who trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. He has narrated over fifty audiobooks and is a founding member of Theatre Havoc. The winner of the BBC Carleton Hobbs Award in 2009, he's frequently seen performing with the world-renowned Natural Theatre Company. --This text refers to the audioCD edition.
"The setting is intriguing, and the plot especially so. It has tension, well-done action scenes, and a likable main character." --Bookgasm
"A wonderfully atmospheric period policiere." --Wall Street Journal
"Details take the reader back to the beginnings of the modern era, both in life and detective work." --Historical Novels Review--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
- ASIN : B019G14YO6
- Publisher : Pegasus Books (9 August 2016)
- Language : English
- File size : 872 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 352 pages
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Inbinder brings Fin de Siecle Paris to life. Communication between police is often by messenger. Lefebvre longs for advances in motorized transport, both for its speed and to reduce the odiferous deposits left on the streets by the horses pulling the trams. Fingerprinting is a new technique and not widely used, but Lefebvre uses it in his investigation, along with a crime scene photographer rather than a sketch artist.
This is a story filled with wonderful characters, from Lefebvre's understanding wife Adele to Delphine, a performer and artist's model with feelings for the Inspector. He also receives assistance from Toulouse Lautrec, who observes and sketches persons of interest. Lefebvre, himself, is a man of honor who tries to balance his investigation with his obligations to family.
For fans of historical mysteries, such as Alex Grecian's murder squad, this is not to be missed.