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Publisher Comments:

It’s summer in Paris and two tourists have been murdered in Père Lachaise cemetery in front of Jim Morrison’s grave. The cemetery is locked down and put under surveillance, but the killer returns, flitting in and out like a ghost, and breaks into the crypt of a long-dead Moulin Rouge dancer. In a bizarre twist, he disappears under the cover of night with part of her skeleton.

One of the dead tourists is an American and the other is a woman linked to a suspected terrorist; so the US ambassador sends his best man and the embassy’s head of security—Hugo Marston—to help the French police with their investigation.

When the thief breaks into another crypt at a different cemetery, stealing bones from a second famed dancer, Hugo is stumped. How does this killer operate unseen? And why is he stealing the bones of once-famous can-can girls?

Hugo cracks the secrets of the graveyards but soon realizes that old bones aren’t all this killer wants. . . .

Review:

"Two young lovers make the fatal mistake of sneaking into Paris's Père Lachaise Cemetery the same night as a bone-stealing psychopath, in Pryor's propulsive second novel starring affable former FBI profiler Hugo Marston (after 2012's The Bookseller). Because one victim is a U.S. senator's son, the potentially explosive case lands in the laps of Hugo, now the U.S. embassy's security chief, and his friend Tom Green, a semiretired CIA spook, at a time when their relationship is strained by Tom's alcoholism. And if they have any hope of stopping — and surviving — the stone-cold killer dubbed the Scarab by Hugo, because of the glass beetle charms he leaves at each ransacked grave, they will both need to be at the top of their game. The engaging characters sweep readers into a suspenseful chase from Pigalle to the Pyrenées, marred only by the Scarab's overkill as he pursues his Grand Guignol fantasy of revenge, death, and reincarnation. Agent: Ann Collette, Rees Literary Agency." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

It’s summer in Paris and two tourists have been murdered in Père Lachaise cemetery in front of Jim Morrison’s grave. The cemetery is locked down and put under surveillance, but the killer returns, flitting in and out like a ghost, and breaks into the crypt of a long-dead Moulin Rouge dancer. In a bizarre twist, he disappears under the cover of night with part of her skeleton.

One of the dead tourists is an American and the other is a woman linked to a suspected terrorist; so the US ambassador sends his best man and the embassy’s head of security—Hugo Marston—to help the French police with their investigation.

When the thief breaks into another crypt at a different cemetery, stealing bones from a second famed dancer, Hugo is stumped. How does this killer operate unseen? And why is he stealing the bones of once-famous can-can girls?

Hugo cracks the secrets of the graveyards but soon realizes that old bones aren’t all this killer wants. . . .

About the Author

Mark Pryor (Austin, TX) is the author of The Bookseller: The First Hugo Marston Novel, and the true-crime book As She Lay Sleeping. A former newspaper reporter from England and now an assistant district attorney with the Travis County District Attorney's Office, in Austin, Texas, he is the creator of the true-crime blog DAConfidential. He has appeared on CBS News's 48 Hours and Discovery Channel's Discovery ID: Cold Blood. For more on Mark Pryor, visit his website: www.markpryorbooks.com.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781616147853
Author:
Pryor, Mark
Publisher:
Seventh Street Books
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20130531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
260
Dimensions:
8.19 x 5.45 x 0.67 in 0.52 lb

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Two young lovers make the fatal mistake of sneaking into Paris's Père Lachaise Cemetery the same night as a bone-stealing psychopath, in Pryor's propulsive second novel starring affable former FBI profiler Hugo Marston (after 2012's The Bookseller). Because one victim is a U.S. senator's son, the potentially explosive case lands in the laps of Hugo, now the U.S. embassy's security chief, and his friend Tom Green, a semiretired CIA spook, at a time when their relationship is strained by Tom's alcoholism. And if they have any hope of stopping — and surviving — the stone-cold killer dubbed the Scarab by Hugo, because of the glass beetle charms he leaves at each ransacked grave, they will both need to be at the top of their game. The engaging characters sweep readers into a suspenseful chase from Pigalle to the Pyrenées, marred only by the Scarab's overkill as he pursues his Grand Guignol fantasy of revenge, death, and reincarnation. Agent: Ann Collette, Rees Literary Agency." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by , It’s summer in Paris and two tourists have been murdered in Père Lachaise cemetery in front of Jim Morrison’s grave. The cemetery is locked down and put under surveillance, but the killer returns, flitting in and out like a ghost, and breaks into the crypt of a long-dead Moulin Rouge dancer. In a bizarre twist, he disappears under the cover of night with part of her skeleton.

One of the dead tourists is an American and the other is a woman linked to a suspected terrorist; so the US ambassador sends his best man and the embassy’s head of security—Hugo Marston—to help the French police with their investigation.

When the thief breaks into another crypt at a different cemetery, stealing bones from a second famed dancer, Hugo is stumped. How does this killer operate unseen? And why is he stealing the bones of once-famous can-can girls?

Hugo cracks the secrets of the graveyards but soon realizes that old bones aren’t all this killer wants. . . .

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