Synopses & Reviews
France 1761. Beyond the glittering court of Louis XV at Versailles lies Paris, a capital in the grip of crime and immorality . . .
A police officer disappears and Nicolas Le Floch, a young recruit to the force, is instructed to find him. When unidentified human remains suddenly come to light, he seems to have a murder investigation on his hands. Le Floch will need all his skill, courage, and integrity to unravel a mystery that threatens to implicate the king and Madame de Pompadour.
Jean-François Parot is a diplomat and historian.
The first in a series of ten historical crime novels set in pre-revolutionary Paris featuring policeman Nicolas Le Floch.
About the Author
Parot is a diplomat and historian. He is the author of the Nicolas Le Floch mysteries, which take place in eighteenth century France. The novels, beginning with The Châtelet Apprentice, have been adapted as a successful TV series shown on France 2.