An elegant, atmospheric literary puzzle thriller that will delight equally fans of crime fiction and ‘The Shadow of the Wind’
In turn of the century Europe, Jack the Ripper stalks the streets of London and the city of Paris marvels at a new spectacle: the Eiffel Tower. As visitors are drawn to glimpse the centrepiece in an exhibition of wonderful scientific creation, another momentous gathering is taking place in the city.
Twelve of the world’s greatest sleuths have gathered to dicuss their most famous cases and debate the nature of mystery. When one of them is found viciously murdered, however, the symposium becomes an elite task force dedicated to solving the outrage.
For a young apprentice policeman, Sigmund Salvatorio, this is the chance to realize a dream of working with some of the finest criminologists to ever practice. But as, one by one, members of the committee fall prey to the mysterious killer, the dream becomes a shocking nightmare…
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‘By turns comforting and confronting, it s a prizewinner in its original Spanish. There should be more like it for aficionados of crime fiction’ Courier Mail
Praise for ‘The Paris Enigma’:
‘Discriminating general readers as well as whodunit fans will enjoying this outstanding puzzler… de Santis conjures up a veritable Justice league of master sleuths… intelligent and entertaining’ Publishers Weekly
‘A beguiling historical whodunit’ New York Times
‘Murder and mayhem… colourful characters and cases create a hazy atmosphere of intelligent escapism’ Washington Post
‘Luminous thriller… tightly spun and a quick read, thanks to the able translation’ Wall St Journal
‘Provokes thought as well as entertainment’ Associated PressAbout the Author:
Pablo De Santis was born in Buenos Aires, studied Literature at the Universidad de Buenos Aires and subsequently worked as a journalist and comic-strip creator, becoming Editor-in-Chief of one of Argentina’s leading comics magazines, Fierro. De Santis is also the author of a number of books for young adults. He lives in Buenos Aires.
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