Home Feed
Home
Search
Search
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
Add
Activity
Activity
Profile
Profile
Strangled in Paris
Strangled in Paris: A Victor Legris Mystery | Claude Izner
19 posts | 5 read | 7 to read
The coast of Normandy, France, 1894: A mysterious young woman is rescued by an anonymous man after a deadly shipwreck. Paris, a few months later: The body of a well-dressed woman in a velvet mask is found in the abattoir district of La Villette in Paris. Next to the brutally strangled corpse, the drunk watchmanwho witnessed the crime but was too terrified to intervenefinds a pendant featuring a black unicorn. Newly married bookseller Victor Legris is asked by an acquaintance to solve the murder of Louise Fontane, but he is initially baffled by the case. Louise was poor, so where did her finery come from? And what is the significance of the black unicorn? Within days, two more murders startle Parisboth victims were well-respected and seemingly wealthy, both have been killed in a similar fashion, both men's apartments have been defaced and ransacked, and both were members of the Black Unicorn Society, an organization bent on finding the philosopher's stone. Victor and his assistant (and brother-in-law), Jojo, struggle to draw the connections between the murders. And they struggle to keep their sleuthing from their wives, who frown upon their interest in mysteries. As their secret investigation progresses, they discover that in belle poque Paris, young girls with no money or background are as ruthlessly preyed on as ever they were. . . . Strangled in Paris is the sixth installment in Claude Izner's mystery series starring Victor Legris.
Amazon Indiebound Barnes and Noble WorldCat Goodreads LibraryThing
blurb
ScientistSam
post image

@robinb the #whodunitthesequel book came along with your lovely gift! Thank you!!!

As a side note, I'm glad to see the replacement book and notebook I bought make it back around 😁

@Librarybelle

robinb You are most welcome! Hope you enjoy the series...I did! 😊 1w
38 likes1 comment
blurb
robinb
post image

@ScientistSam I have a #whodunitthesequel selection coming your way! 😊 Expected arrival next Tuesday (11/12).

@Librarybelle

ScientistSam Great, thanks! 2w
38 likes1 comment
review
robinb
post image
Mehso-so

This was my #whodunitthesequel book for this month. While the mystery/story was fine, I had two issues with it. First, it was sixth in a series that I had never heard of, and I found it hard to keep the characters names/relationships straight. In other words, I felt that I was missing a lot of backstory. Second, there were some abrupt shifts in place/narrative that were frustrating to me. ⬇️⬇️

robinb Might like to go back to beginning and play catch-up on this one. 3.5/5⭐️ @Librarybelle (edited) 2w
42 likes1 comment
blurb
robinb
post image

Currently reading my #whodunitthesequel rotation book. 👀

blurb
robinb
post image

It‘s here @ferskner , thanks so much! 😊👍

#whodunitthesequel

@Librarybelle

blurb
ferskner
post image

I forgot to take a picture before putting this in the mail, but it's on its way to you, @robinb! I had mixed feelings about it, but a full review will come later. #whodunithesequel #screamathon @4thhouseontheleft

blurb
Pamwurtzler
post image

There‘s a package coming your way, @ferskner !
#whodunitthesequel

ferskner I forgot to let you know that this arrived - I'm sorry! 2mo
34 likes1 comment
blurb
Pamwurtzler
post image
JenlovesJT47 Sending goodies next time! 🤗 3mo
41 likes2 comments
blurb
JenlovesJT47
post image

Some cool #bookmail I received last week - the next two books for #whodunitthesequel and some awesome #LitsyLove from @DGRachel @AmyG @BethM @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Stacypatrice and @CoffeeNBooks - thank you everyone! Replies are going in the mail tomorrow! 🤗

KatsGypsySoul Oooh. What is litsy love and how do I get involved?! I love writing letters! :) 8mo
JenlovesJT47 @KatsGypsySoul ask our fearless leader @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ! It‘s a group of people and you can send Litsy love in whatever way you like - letters, postcards, books, whatever. So fun! ❤️ 8mo
See All 6 Comments
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @KatsGypsySoul if you are interested you can email me at loverofbooks75@gmail dot com with your name, Birthday and username! ❤️ 8mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @JenlovesJT47 thanks Jen!! 💗💗 8mo
KatsGypsySoul @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @JenlovesJT47 thank you both so much! I will definitely email in my info as soon as I get home from work! I can't wait! 💕💚💙 8mo
79 likes6 comments
blurb
bookwrm526

I am so so sorry @Librarybelle and @Jess_Read_This , the mail for this round got put in the trunk with some Christmas packages and overlooked until today. It is on the way and is supposed to be there by Monday!! I‘m reading The Man Who Loved Books Too Much now and will get it out to you as soon as possible. #whodunnitthesequel

review
Librarybelle
post image
Mehso-so

Woke up really early this morning, started #13inThree , and finished this book for #whodunitthesequel . It was okay - the story a little disjointed at times, making it hard for me to follow the transition between scenes. The mystery was good. It‘s the sixth in the series, so I wonder if starting at the beginning would better help with identifying with the characters.

@Tiffy_Reads - this will be off today for you!

#Zeke #catsoflitsy

blurb
Librarybelle
post image

Up next, #whodunitthesequel . Sorry, @Tiffy_Reads , it will not be going out today. It should be out to you by the end of the week!

RadicalReader @Librarybelle nothing more perfect than being under a warm blanket absorbed in a wonderful read 1y
66 likes2 comments
blurb
Librarybelle
post image

@shendrix413 ...I received the next #whodunitthesequel in the mail today!

blurb
aschermetz
post image

These two books are off to their destinations today for #whodunitthesequel and #LMPBC #groupB! Sorry for the delay @TricksyTails and @Aloisi_tribe but...holidays! Also my phone got smashed yesterday so...ugh. Needless to say, it is really hard to play on Litsy right now! Thankfully it‘s a company phone so my company will pay to replace it. Just waiting for my new one to arrive!

[DELETED] 3803335244 Sorry about the phone 💔 2y
TricksyTails Your poor phone! I'm in no rush to get the next book so please don't stress over it. 2y
68 likes2 comments
blurb
aschermetz
post image

#bookmailisthebestmail! My books for the next round of #LMPBC #GroupB and #whodunitthesequel have both arrived safely. Thanks to both @gossamerchild and also to @BookwormAHN ...and Ashley, thanks for the adorable cat bookmarks too! 🙌🙌

@Aloisi_tribe I am mailing you my pick by Thursday! @suvata @Tiffy_Reads

CoffeeCatsBooks Adorable bookmarks! 😻 2y
58 likes1 stack add1 comment
review
BookwormAHN
post image
Pickpick

A really good book that is on it's way to @aschermetz for #whodunitthesequel @Tiffy_Reads 💙 I mailed it this morning.

Also @emily_m_tubb @Captivatedbybooks @April2 I mailed your bookmarks. Hope you like them 💙
#bookmarkswap @Clwojick

TricksyTails I'm feeling pretty bad that my book pick for the #whodunitthesequel is 👎🙈 2y
Clwojick @TricksyTails what did you pick? 2y
TricksyTails @Clwojick It was highly recommended to me but it's nothing like what I was expecting. 2y
See All 8 Comments
BookwormAHN @TricksyTails That sucks, it sounds good. 2y
TricksyTails @BookwormAHN It might just be me. I'm hoping that's what it is. 2y
Cathythoughts Great cover 2y
aschermetz Yay! I‘m excited! 2y
April2 Awesome! I can‘t wait for it to arrive! 😊 ... Works been a bit crazy this last week or two but I‘ll be mailing yours out on Saturday! 2y
94 likes1 stack add8 comments