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Poison

Poison
  • Author(s): Kathryn Harrison
  • Location(s): Madrid, Paris, Versailles
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 17th century

Francisca de Luarac, the daughter of a poor Spanish silk grower, is a dreamer of fabulous dreams. Marie Louise de Bourbon, the niece of Louis XIV, dances in slippers of fine Spanish silk in the French Court of the...

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The Club Dumas

The Club Dumas
  • Author(s): Arturo Pérez-Reverte
  • Location(s): Madrid, Paris, Toledo
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction
  • Era(s): 1990s

Lucas Corso is a book detective, a middle-aged mercenary hired to hunt down rare editions for wealthy and unscrupulous clients. When a well-known bibliophile is found dead, leaving behind part of the original manuscript of Alexandre Dumas’s The Three...

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The Girl Who Reads on the Metro

The Girl Who Reads on the Metro
  • Author(s): Christine Féret-Fleury
  • Location(s): Paris
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

For fans of The Little Paris Bookshop and The Elegance of the Hedgehog, The Girl Who Reads on the Métro is the French phenomenon by Christine Féret-Fleury ready to charm book-lovers everywhere . . . When Juliette takes the...

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Black Notice

Black Notice
  • Author(s): Patricia Cornwell
  • Location(s): Lyon, Paris, Richmond (VA)
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction
  • Era(s): 1990s

An intriguing Dr Kay Scarpetta novel which will take Kay an ocean’s breadth away from home. The case begins when a cargo ship arriving at Richmond, Virginia’s Deep Water Terminal from Belgium is discovered to be transporting a locked,...

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Love, Lies & A Bleu Christmas

Love, Lies & A Bleu Christmas
  • Author(s): Rebecca Rohman
  • Location(s): Big Sur, Paris, Salzburg, San Francisco
  • Genre(s): Romance, Suspense
  • Era(s): Present Day

When Bleu Resorts owner, Jada Kole decided it would be a good idea to keep a secret from her husband, it never once occurred to her that he might have an even more stunning secret than hers. The last...

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The Paris Children

The Paris Children
  • Author(s): Gloria Goldreich
  • Location(s): Paris
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1930s

Inspired by the true story of one woman’s fight to survive during the 20th century’s darkest hour–World War II–Gloria Goldreich presents a story of love and resistance against all odds. Paris, 1935. A dark shadow falls over Europe as...

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Geography Of The Heart

Geography Of The Heart
  • Author(s): Fenton Johnson
  • Location(s): Kentucky, Paris
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): 2nd half 20th century

In this poignant memoir, the author interweaves two fascinating stories: his own upbringing as the youngest of nine children of a Kentucky whiskey maker and that of his lover Larry Rose, the only child of German Jews, survivors of...

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The Sleeping Car Murders

The Sleeping Car Murders
  • Author(s): Sébastien Japrisot
  • Location(s): France, Paris
  • Genre(s): Crime, Mystery
  • Era(s): 20th Century

When the night train pulled into Paris, she was dead. And the riddle began . . . A beautiful young woman lies sprawled on her berth in the sleeping car of the night train from Marseille to Paris. She...

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The Geranium Woman

The Geranium Woman
  • Author(s): Hazel Manuel
  • Location(s): India, Paris
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Present day

While grieving the death of her father, the Parisian CEO of a corporate events company faces stark choices. Questioning what it means to ‘succeed’, she must decide whether to keep trying to build an ethically sound company, in keeping...

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The Museum of Broken Promises

The Museum of Broken Promises
  • Author(s): Elizabeth Buchan
  • Location(s): Paris, Prague
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1986/current day

Laure, a half English, half French woman, sets up a museum in Paris, the Museum of Broken Promises. People come with objects to donate, which represent promises broken by themselves or others. Every day she listens to people recount...

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750 - 3000 words with strong 'sense of place' theme

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