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Fin de siècle Paris: the world of Verlaine and Zola, Renoir and Toulouse-Lautrec; a time of anarchists, scientists, and occultists, when can-can skirts were raised at the Moulin Rouge and fortunes were lost on the Panama Canal. Armand de Valois was one of these latter unfortunates, stricken by yellow fever at the site of his ruin. When his widow Odette disappears into his tomb in the Père-Lachaise cemetery and never returns, her maid Denise fears the worst. Alone in the great metropolis, Denise knows just one person she can go to for help: Odettes former lover, Victor Legris. When the frightened girl turns up at his bookshop, Victor feels there must be a simple explanation for Odette's disappearance.
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"While some readers may find this backdrop a little bulky at times, the increasingly tight plot and several deftly constructed characters keep the story moving." - Publishers Weekly
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Claude Izner Author Biography
Claude Izner is the pseudonym of Liliane Korb (born
in 1940) and her sister Laurence Korb (born in 1951) also published under the name of Laurence Lefèvre. After colorful and
separate careers they started working together as secondhand booksellers on the Right Bank of the Seine in Paris many years ago.
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