Strangled in Paris / Claude Izner ; Translated by Jennifer Higgins.
Other Titles: Talisman de la Villette. English
Author: Izner, Claude.
Edition: First U.S. edition.
Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2013.
ISBN: 9780312662172 (hbk.)
Description: 317 pages ; 22 cm.
Series: A Victor Legris mystery
Subject: Legris, Victor (Fictitious character) Fiction.
Murder France Paris Fiction.
Booksellers and bookselling France Paris Fiction.
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General. bisacsh
FICTION / Historical. bisacsh
Paris (France) History 1870-1940 Fiction.
Mystery fiction. gsafd
Notes: Translation of: Le talisman de la Villette.
Summary: "Lame recluse Corentin Jourdan rescues an attractive young woman, Sophie Clairsange, from a schooner wrecked during a powerful storm on the Normandy coast. After Sophie recovers from her ordeal, she heads to Paris, followed by Jourdan. About a month later in Paris, Martin Lorson, a professional stand-in for a variety of workers in need of a break, is serving one night as a watchman at the La Villette meat market, where, to his horror, he witnesses a man strangle a masked woman. The crime attracts the interest of bookseller and sleuth Legris, who's tantalized by the one clue left behind by the killer: a medallion with an engraving of a unicorn."--Publishers Weekly. the significance of the black