The first in an exciting new series of historical mysteries set in eighteenth-century France.
For fans of court intrigue, French history and secret societies
The author’s wry humour makes this an ideal book club pick. This will appeal to fans of Laura Shepherd-Robinson and Alex Reeve
’A splendid mystery with an appealingly enigmatic protagonist, plenty of melodrama and intrigue, and a vivid, pungent evocation of a turbulent time.’— Guardian
’An entertaining introduction to the series…Barde-Cabuçon not only produces a satisfying mystery story but also successfully captures the febrile atmosphere of a society where the ancien régime is under threat from the emerging ideas of the Enlightenment.’— Sunday Times
’A racy historical mystery with real style, dash and brilliance…The inspector and Casanova carry the riveting story to an unexpected conclusion…Keeps the suspense at maximum level to the end.’—Crime Reviews
’A compelling thriller set in pre-revolutionary France with engaging characters that you are never entirely sure if you can trust - a CUB must read!’— CUB Magazine
’Rich with historical detail and macabre atmosphere…A story full of intrigue and secret societies.’—Culturefly
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