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The Resource The bones of Paris, Laurie R. King

The bones of Paris, Laurie R. King

Label
The bones of Paris
Title
The bones of Paris
Statement of responsibility
Laurie R. King
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Paris, France: September 1929. For Harris Stuyvesant, the assignment is a private investigator's dream - he's getting paid to troll the cafes and bars of Montparnasse, looking for a pretty young woman. The American agent has a healthy appreciation for la vie de boheme, despite having worked for years at the U.S. Bureau of Investigation. The missing person in question is Philippa Crosby, a twenty-two year old from Boston who has been living in Paris, modeling and acting. Her family became alarmed when she stopped all communications, and Stuyvesant agreed to track her down. He wholly expects to find her in the arms of some up-and-coming artist, perhaps experimenting with the decadent lifestyle that is suddenly available on every rue and boulevard. As Stuyvesant follows Philippa's trail through the expatriate community of artists and writers, he finds that she is known to many of its famous - and infamous - inhabitants, from Shakespeare and Company's Sylvia Beach to Ernest Hemingway to the Surrealist photographer Man Ray. But when the evidence leads Stuyvesant to the Theatre du Grand-Guignol in Montmartre, his investigation takes a sharp, disturbing turn. At the Grand-Guignol, murder, insanity, and sexual perversion are all staged to shocking, brutal effect: depravity as art, savage human nature on stage
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Summary
Investigating the disappearance of an American girl who may be one of several abductees linked to a series of murders, Harris Stuyvesant, a former officer of the American Bureau of Investigation, follows clues to an American expat community in 1929 Paris, where he encounters dangerous adversaries and famous historical artists
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Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10217128
Cataloging source
DLC
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King, Laurie R
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
Touchstone
Series volume
0002
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  • Detective and mystery stories
  • Paris (France)
Target audience
adult
Label
The bones of Paris, Laurie R. King
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000052032957
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
381 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780749015350
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Label
The bones of Paris, Laurie R. King
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000052032957
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
381 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780749015350
Isbn Type
(hardback)

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