Ooh La La - Paris Delights

Prince of Darkness

By Sharon Kay Penman

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(A)sharply honed medieval mystery series...featuring Justin de Quincy, the unacknowledged bastard son of a bishop...Lured to Paris under false pretenses by his seductive ex-lover and mother of his child, Justin is furious to learn that Claudine has acted at the behest of the insidiously devious Prince John. (BookList)
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The Foreign Correspondent

By Alan Furst

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What makes Furst's world so utterly seductive is the tantalizing sliver of time he writes about: not World War II but the period just prior to its beginning in earnest, when secret agents of every stripe were huddled in Paris, and cynical individualists were facing the realization that even they stood to be trapped in the coming crossfire. (BookList)
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The Good Thief's Guide to Paris

By Chris Ewan

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Charlie Howard—globe-trotting mystery writer, professional thief, and poor decision maker—is in Paris. Flush with the success of his latest book reading, not to mention a few too many glasses of wine, Charlie agrees to show a complete novice how to break into an apartment in the Marais. (summary)
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Murder in the Palais Royal

By Cara Black

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Accused of shooting her partner, Aimée Leduc must also contend with the fact that someone is impersonating her, a taxman is investigating her firm, and two murders may have a connection to the youth Aimée sent to prison. (summary)
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A Treasury of Regrets

By Susanne Alleyn

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Amidst the sights and sounds of revolutionary Paris, Aristide Ravel, the enigmatic and charming freelance investigator for the Paris police, comes to the aid of Jeannette Moineau, an illiterate servant girl, when she is accused of poisoning the master of the house where she works. (summary)
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A Garden in Paris

By Stephanie Grace Whitson

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Newly widowed Mary Davis has the notion that if she can return to Paris with her increasingly distant daughter, perhaps she'll be able to reconcile with the past and find a new future. (summary)
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April in Paris

By Michael Wallner

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Set in 1943...(this) is the dramatic story of an impossible love between a German soldier and a French Resistance fighter in occupied Paris. (summary)
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Invisible Bridge

By Julie Orringer

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(T)ells the story of a love tested by disaster, of brothers whose bonds cannot be broken, of a family shattered and remade in history's darkest hour, and of the dangerous power of art in a time of war. (summary)
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Left Bank

By Kate Muir

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A devilishly sneaky, chic, and ironic peek at the glittering inhabitants of Paris’s most exclusive neighborhood. (summary)
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The Girl With No Shadow

By Joanne Harris

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A long-awaited sequel to Chocolat. (A)sensuous tale about the dark arts, dark chocolate, and lives both bitter and sweet. (Booklist)
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