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The Cavalier of the Apocalypse

An Aristide Ravel Mystery

by Susanne Alleyn

The Cavalier of the Apocalypse by Susanne Alleyn
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  • Published in USA  Jul 2009
    304 pages
    Genre: Mysteries

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A murdered man is found in a Parisian cemetery in 1786, where struggling writer Aristide Ravel recognizes the strange symbols surrounding the body to be Masonic.

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"Starred Review. Alleyn expertly captures the politics and atmosphere of the period, seamlessly integrating them into a traditional whodunit plot." - Publishers Weekly

"An intriguing prequel to Ravel's revolutionary adventures (A Treasury of Regret, 2007, etc.) with a nice twist in the denouement." - Kirkus Reviews

"Combines the best in history and mystery." - The Historical Novels Review

"Starred Review. Known for her impeccable plotting and fully defined characters, Alleyn maintains her high standards here." - Library Journal

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Susanne Alleyn was born in Munich and grew up in western Massachusetts and New York City, earning a bachelor's of fine art in theater from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. She has been fascinated with the French Revolution since childhood and has been exploring and writing about it since her teens.

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