Friday, October 2, 2020

Review: The Books of the Dead


The Books of the Dead

Emilia Bernhard

Rachel Levis discovers a body in a cafe restroom in the middle of Paris. The men's room, to be exact. The body in question belongs to Guy Laurent, who worked at France's Bibliothèque Nationale in the reading room. Rachel's friend in the Paris police, Capitaine Boussicault, would like her to assist him by working at the library to observe his suspects. But can Rachel simply watch and refrain from action? Of course not. And her best friend Magda is just itching to get involved in the investigation as well. After all, that's what the two do best, solve crimes. Maybe even better than the Paris police.

If the Paris setting isn't enough to make you pick up this book, then the fun, engaging and witty writing style of the author is. The Books of the Dead is a must for mystery fans who like a little international drama and an enticing amateur sleuth. This is the second in the series, and I sure hope it isn't the last, as I've enjoyed strolling around Paris with two friends seeking to find answers to life's mysteries.

This review was written by me for City Book Review.

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