Three Hours in Paris

Three Hours in Paris
Author: Cara Black
Publsiher: Soho Press
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2020-04-07
ISBN 10: 1641290420
ISBN 13: 9781641290425
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Three Hours in Paris Book Review:

In June of 1940, when Paris fell to the Nazis, Hitler spent a total of three hours in the City of Light—abruptly leaving, never to return. To this day, no one knows why. The New York Times bestselling author of the Aimée Leduc investigations reimagines history in her masterful, pulse-pounding spy thriller, Three Hours in Paris. Kate Rees, a young American markswoman, has been recruited by British intelligence to drop into Paris with a dangerous assignment: assassinate the Führer. Wrecked by grief after a Luftwaffe bombing killed her husband and infant daughter, she is armed with a rifle, a vendetta, and a fierce resolve. But other than rushed and rudimentary instruction, she has no formal spy training. Thrust into the red-hot center of the war, a country girl from rural Oregon finds herself holding the fate of the world in her hands. When Kate misses her mark and the plan unravels, Kate is on the run for her life—all the time wrestling with the suspicion that the whole operation was a set-up. Cara Black, doyenne of the Parisian crime novel, is at her best as she brings Occupation-era France to vivid life in this gripping story about one young woman with the temerity—and drive—to take on Hitler himself. *Features an illustrated map of 1940s Paris as full color endpapers.

Three Hours in Paris

Three Hours in Paris
Author: Cara Black
Publsiher: Soho Crime
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2021-03-02
ISBN 10: 9781641292580
ISBN 13: 164129258X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Three Hours in Paris Book Review:

In June of 1940, when Paris fell to the Nazis, Hitler spent a total of three hours in the City of Light--abruptly leaving, never to return. To this day, no one knows why. The New York Times bestselling author of the Aimée Leduc investigations reimagines history in her masterful, pulse-pounding spy thriller, Three Hours in Paris. Kate Rees, a young American markswoman, has been recruited by British intelligence to drop into Paris with a dangerous assignment: assassinate the Führer. Wrecked by grief after a Luftwaffe bombing killed her husband and infant daughter, she is armed with a rifle, a vendetta, and a fierce resolve. But other than rushed and rudimentary instruction, she has no formal spy training. Thrust into the red-hot center of the war, a country girl from rural Oregon finds herself holding the fate of the world in her hands. When Kate misses her mark and the plan unravels, Kate is on the run for her life--all the time wrestling with the suspicion that the whole operation was a set-up. Cara Black, doyenne of the Parisian crime novel, is at her best as she brings Occupation-era France to vivid life in this gripping story about one young woman with the temerity--and drive--to take on Hitler himself. *Features an illustrated map of 1940s Paris as full color endpapers.

Three Hours in Paris

Three Hours in Paris
Author: Cara Black
Publsiher: Soho Crime
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 1641290412
ISBN 13: 9781641290418
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Three Hours in Paris Book Review:

"The story of Kate Rees, the young American markswoman who has been recruited by British intelligence to drop into Paris on the dangerous business of trying to assassinate the Fuhrer. A country girl from rural Oregon--a grieving widow with no spy training, but a vendetta and a lot of gumption--now has the state of the entire war in her hands. When the hit goes badly wrong, Kate is on the run for her life--all the time wrestling with the suspicion that the whole operation was a set-up"--

The Paris Hours

The Paris Hours
Author: Alex George
Publsiher: Flatiron Books
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2020-05-05
ISBN 10: 1250307198
ISBN 13: 9781250307194
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Paris Hours Book Review:

“Like All the Light We Cannot See, The Paris Hours explores the brutality of war and its lingering effects with cinematic intensity. The ending will leave you breathless.” —Christina Baker Kline, author of Orphan Train and A Piece of the World One day in the City of Light. One night in search of lost time. Paris between the wars teems with artists, writers, and musicians, a glittering crucible of genius. But amidst the dazzling creativity of the city’s most famous citizens, four regular people are each searching for something they’ve lost. Camille was the maid of Marcel Proust, and she has a secret: when she was asked to burn her employer’s notebooks, she saved one for herself. Now she is desperate to find it before her betrayal is revealed. Souren, an Armenian refugee, performs puppet shows for children that are nothing like the fairy tales they expect. Lovesick artist Guillaume is down on his luck and running from a debt he cannot repay—but when Gertrude Stein walks into his studio, he wonders if this is the day everything could change. And Jean-Paul is a journalist who tells other people’s stories, because his own is too painful to tell. When the quartet’s paths finally cross in an unforgettable climax, each discovers if they will find what they are looking for. Told over the course of a single day in 1927, The Paris Hours takes four ordinary people whose stories, told together, are as extraordinary as the glorious city they inhabit.

Murder in the Marais

Murder in the Marais
Author: Cara Black
Publsiher: Soho Press
Total Pages: 369
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 1569479992
ISBN 13: 9781569479995
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Murder in the Marais Book Review:

Detective Aimee Leduc goes undercover inside a neo-Nazi group to ferret out a killer in the old Jewish quarter of Paris.

Murder on the Left Bank

Murder on the Left Bank
Author: Cara Black
Publsiher: Soho Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2018-06-19
ISBN 10: 1616959282
ISBN 13: 9781616959289
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Murder on the Left Bank Book Review:

A confession fifty years in the making puts everyone’s favorite Paris détéctive très chic, Aimée Leduc, on a collision course with the “Hand,” a cabal of corrupt Parisian cops among who masterminded her father's murder—and among whose ranks he might have once found membership. When a friend’s child is kidnapped while wearing her daughter’s hoodie, Aimée realizes that the case has crossed into the realm of the personal in more ways than one. A dying man drags his oxygen machine into the office of Éric Besson, a lawyer in Paris’s 13th arrondissement. The old man, an accountant, is carrying a dilapidated notebook full of meticulous investment records. For decades, he has been helping a cadre of dirty cops launder stolen money. The notebook contains his full confession—he’s waited 50 years to make it, and now it can’t wait another day. He is adamant that Besson get the notebook into the hands of La Proc, Paris’s chief prosecuting attorney, so the corruption can finally be brought to light. But en route to La Proc, Besson’s courier—his assistant and nephew—is murdered, and the notebook disappears. Grief-stricken Éric Besson tries to hire private investigator Aimée Leduc to find the notebook, but she is reluctant to get involved. Her father was a cop and was murdered by the same dirty syndicate the notebook implicates. She’s not sure which she’s more afraid of, the dangerous men who would kill for the notebook or the idea that her father’s name might be among the dirty cops listed within it. Ultimately that’s the reason she must take the case, which leads her across the Left Bank, from the Cambodian enclave of Khmer Rouge refugees to the ancient royal tapestry factories to the modern art galleries.

Murder in the Latin Quarter

Murder in the Latin Quarter
Author: Cara Black
Publsiher: Soho Press
Total Pages: 317
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 1569475415
ISBN 13: 9781569475416
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Murder in the Latin Quarter Book Review:

Aimee Leduc is thrilled when a Haitian woman arrives at her office stating she is her half-sister, but Aimee's partner Rene is suspicious and believes she is a victim of a scam.

Murder Below Montparnasse

Murder Below Montparnasse
Author: Cara Black
Publsiher: Soho Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2013-03-05
ISBN 10: 1616952164
ISBN 13: 9781616952167
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Murder Below Montparnasse Book Review:

A long-lost Modigliani portrait, a grieving brother’s blood vendetta, a Soviet secret that’s been buried for 80 years—Parisian private investigator Aimée Leduc’s current case is her most exciting one yet. The cobbled streets of Montparnasse might have been boho-chic in the 1920s, when artists, writers, and their muses drank absinthe and danced on cafe tables. But to Parisian private investigator Aimée Leduc, these streets hold darker secrets. When an old Russian man named Yuri hires Aimée to protect a priceless painting that just might be a Modigliani, she learns how deadly art theft can be. Yuri is found tortured to death in his atelier, and the painting is missing. Every time Aimée thinks she's found a new witness, the body count rises. What exactly is so special about this painting that so many people are willing to kill—and die—for it?

The Devil s Star

The Devil s Star
Author: Jo Nesbo
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2009-11-10
ISBN 10: 1409088375
ISBN 13: 9781409088370
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Devil s Star Book Review:

Dive into the twist-filled world of detective Harry Hole ‘Many authors know how to make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. Jo Nesbo's one of the few who keeps them there’ Linwood Barclay The mark of the devil A young woman is murdered in her flat and a tiny red diamond in the shape of a five-pointed star is found behind her eyelid. The sign of a killer Detective Harry Hole is assigned to the case, alongside his long-time adversary Tom Waaler, and initially wants no part in it. But Harry is already on his final warning and has little alternative but to drag himself out of his alcoholic stupor when it becomes apparent that Oslo has a serial killer on its hands. Is this an evil that only Harry Hole can stop? *JO NESBO HAS SOLD 40 MILLION BOOKS WORLDWIDE* *Watch out for Knife, the new Harry Hole thriller, out now*

Murder in Pigalle

Murder in Pigalle
Author: Cara Black
Publsiher: Soho Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2014-03-04
ISBN 10: 1616952857
ISBN 13: 9781616952853
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Murder in Pigalle Book Review:

New York Times Bestseller Cara Black’s fashionable Parisian P.I. Aimée Leduc has a new look for her 14th adventure: five months pregnant. June, 1998: Paris’s sticky summer heat is even more oppressive than usual as rowdy French football fans riot in anticipation of the World Cup. Private investigator Aimée Leduc has been trying to slow down her hectic lifestyle—she’s five months pregnant and has the baby’s well-being to think about now. But then disaster strikes close to home. A serial rapist has been terrorizing Paris’s Pigalle neighborhood, following teenage girls home and attacking them in their own houses. Zazie, the 13-year-old daughter of the proprietor of Aimée’s favorite café, has disappeared. The police aren’t mobilizing quickly enough, and when Zazie’s desperate parents approach Aimée for help, she knows she couldn’t say no even if she wanted to. From the Hardcover edition.

Haunting Paris

Haunting Paris
Author: Mamta Chaudhry
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2020-05-19
ISBN 10: 0525565388
ISBN 13: 9780525565383
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Haunting Paris Book Review:

Paris, 1989: Alone in her luminous apartment on Île Saint-Louis, Sylvie discovers a mysterious letter among her late lover Julien's possessions, launching her into a decades-old search for a child who vanished in the turbulence of the Second World War. She is unaware that she is watched over by Julien's ghost, his love for her powerful enough to draw him back to this world, though doomed now to remain a silent observer. Sylvie's quest leads her deep into the secrets of Julien's past, shedding new light on the dark days of Nazi-occupied Paris. A timeless story of love and loss, Haunting Paris matches emotional intensity with lyrical storytelling to explore grief, family secrets, and the undeniable power of memory.

In Paris with You

In Paris with You
Author: Clémentine Beauvais
Publsiher: Wednesday Books
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2019-01-08
ISBN 10: 1250299179
ISBN 13: 9781250299178
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In Paris with You Book Review:

"A pure delight." -- #1 New York Times bestselling author Nicola Yoon For fans of Eleanor & Park and Emergency Contact comes a sweeping romance about the love that got away. Eugene and Tatiana could have fallen in love, if things had gone differently. If they had tried to really know each other, if it had just been them, and not the others. But that was years ago and time has found them far apart, leading separate lives. Until they meet again in Paris. What really happened back then? And now? Could they ever be together again after everything?

Anna and the French Kiss

Anna and the French Kiss
Author: Stephanie Perkins
Publsiher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2013-12-16
ISBN 10: 1409579956
ISBN 13: 9781409579953
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Anna and the French Kiss Book Review:

Anna is less than thrilled to be shipped off to boarding school in Paris, leaving a fledgling romance behind – until she meets Étienne St. Clair. Smart, charming, beautiful, Étienne has it all...including a girlfriend. But in the City of Light, wishes have a way of coming true. Will a year of romantic near-misses end with a longed-for French kiss? "Magical...really captures the feeling of being in love" - Cassandra Clare, author of The Mortal Instruments series NPR's Year's Best Teen Reads, 2010. NPR's 100 Best-Ever Teen Novels, Number 53. Cybils Award Finalist for Young Adult Fiction, 2011. YALSA's Best Fiction for Young Adults. 2012 list YALSA's Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults: Forbidden Romance, 2012. TAYSHAS Reading List, 2012. Georgia Peach Book Award for Teen Readers, Honor, 2012-13.

Someday in Paris

Someday in Paris
Author: Olivia Lara
Publsiher: Head of Zeus Ltd
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2020-05-14
ISBN 10: 183893314X
ISBN 13: 9781838933142
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Someday in Paris Book Review:

'An epic, sweeping romance about soulmates and second chances' Holly Miller. 'An absolutely unforgettable love story' Mandy Baggot. Finding the one is only the beginning... 1954. Zara is fifteen the first time she meets Leon. During a power cut in a small French museum, the two spend one short hour in the dark talking about their love for art, Monet and Paris. Neither knows what the other looks like. Both know their lives will never be the same. 1963. In Paris, Leon no longer believes he will ever find the girl he lost that night. After dreaming about him for years, Zara thinks she has already found him. When they meet at an exhibition, they don't recognise each other – yet the way they feel is so familiar... Over the course of twenty years, Zara and Leon are destined to fall in love again and again. But will they ever find a way to be together? 'It's about dreams and taking chances. Missed opportunities and mistakes. Loss and sacrifice. But above all, it is about love. The kind of love that survives time, distance... even death. The kind of love I wish for you.' A magical new love story about star-crossed lovers, perfect for hopeless romantics and fans of One Day and The Notebook. What readers are saying about Someday in Paris: 'I absolutely adored this book and stayed up late at night to finish it!! I couldn't put it down. This was a truly epic love story' Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'Magical, all-encompassing and timeless; an unforgettable romance' NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'Without question 5.0 Exquisite Stars!! There are not enough magical adjectives to describe the beauty of this story!! Someday in Paris moved me beyond words and to quite a few tears' Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'Some books leave you a print in your heart which make them difficult to forget ... Emotive, sweet and unforgettable ... The most beautiful book I've read in a while!' NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'This is a book for hopeless romantics, for those who dare to dream, and for those who believe in true love everlasting ... I could not put it down' Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'This book left me speechless. I haven't read such an amazing story in a long time' Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'I absolutely loved this book ... The story kept me hanging on and reading late into the night' Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Down and Out in Paris and London

Down and Out in Paris and London
Author: George Orwell
Publsiher: Vintage Classic
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2021-01-07
ISBN 10: 9781784876586
ISBN 13: 1784876585
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Down and Out in Paris and London Book Review:

"You can live on a shilling a day in Paris if you know how. But it is a complicated business." As a struggling writer in his twenties, Orwell lived as a down-and-out among the poorest members of society. In this, his early memoir, Orwell recalls with vivid clarity his time working as a penniless dishwasher in Paris, pawning clothes to buy a day's worth of bread and wine, sleeping in bug-infested bunks, trading survival skills and cigarette butts with fellow tramps, and trudging between London's workhouse spikes for a few hours' sleep and tea. With all of the sensitivity and compassion that Orwell is known and loved for, he exposed the hardships of poverty and gave readers an unprecedented look at life lived on the fringes of society. This vivid account is an enduring call to support the world's most vulnerable people and exemplifies his belief that 'The greatest of evils and the worst of crimes is poverty.'

Paris Dreaming

Paris Dreaming
Author: Katrina Lawrence
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2017-12-01
ISBN 10: 1460708083
ISBN 13: 9781460708088
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paris Dreaming Book Review:

How the City of Light gave her lessons in life: an Australian beauty journalist shares her obsession with Paris - the city that has been her guide through a lifelong journey of self-discovery. Katrina Lawrence first fell in love with Paris at the age of five, and since then her roads have continually led her back to this most beautiful of cities. Taking us on a journey around Paris's most spectacular sights, hidden secrets and most beguiling nooks and crannies, Katrina tells us the story of why this city has been her constant inspiration through all stages of life. Musing on everything Parisian, from femininity to feminism, politics to perfume, and of course, those stylish Parisiennes who captivate us, from Brigitte Bardot and Madame de Pompadour to Simone de Beauvoir and Catherine de Medici, Katrina shares the essential life lessons that Paris has taught her. Written with warmth, gaiety, elegance and insight, Paris Dreaming is the ultimate chic, personal and charming memoir - not just for women who love Paris, but for anyone in search of that elusive good life. 'A delightful memoir and ode to the City of Light, Paris Dreaming celebrates French joie de vivre and the irresistible beauty of Paris in all its glorious guises. As Katrina learns to savour every second and rejoice in life's simple pleasures, we are treated to stylish, satisfying slices of my favourite city, topped with tales as rich and fabulous as a classic Parisian pastry.' Jane Paech, A Family in Paris 'La vie est faite de petits bonheurs'. I'm just learning what one of Katrina Lawrence's favourite French phrases is and I love it too. 'Life is made of small joys; enjoy the little things'. Well, this book is where I'll start, to sit and share her love of this magical city. I'm taking notes. I'm dreaming. Her dream has inspired a whole new reality for this romantic.' Catriona Rowntree 'A beautiful ode to a beautiful city. Katrina's love for and incredible knowledge about the City of Light oozes from every sentence. Perfect for Paris virgins and veterans alike. (I challenge even the staunchest Paris-o-phile not to learn something from every chapter!)' Yasmin Boland, Moonology

The New Parisienne

The New Parisienne
Author: Lindsey Tramuta
Publsiher: Abrams
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-07-07
ISBN 10: 1683358783
ISBN 13: 9781683358787
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New Parisienne Book Review:

In a follow-up to the popular The New Paris, Lindsey Tramuta explores the impact that the women of Paris have had on the rapidly evolving culture of their city The New Parisienne focuses on one of the city’s most prominent features, its women. Lifting the veil on the mythologized Parisian woman—white, lithe, ever fashionable—Lindsey Tramuta demystifies this oversimplified archetype and recasts the women of Paris as they truly are, in all their complexity. Featuring 50 activists, creators, educators, visionaries, and disruptors—like Leïla Slimani, Lauren Bastide, and Mayor Anne Hidalgo—the book reveals Paris as a blossoming cultural center of feminine power. Both the featured women and Tramuta herself offer up favorite destinations and women-owned businesses, including beloved shops, artistic venues, bistros, and more. The New Parisienne showcases “Parisianness” in all its multiplicity, highlighting those who are bucking tradition, making names for themselves, and transforming the city.

The Murthly Hours

The Murthly Hours
Author: John Higgitt,British Library
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 362
Release: 2000-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780802047595
ISBN 13: 0802047599
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Murthly Hours Book Review:

Accompanying CD-ROM contains digital facsimile of the Murthly Hours with commentary.

Markets of Paris

Markets of Paris
Author: Dixon Long,Ruthanne Long,Alison Harris
Publsiher: New York Review of Books
Total Pages: 255
Release: 2007-03-13
ISBN 10: 9781892145451
ISBN 13: 1892145456
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Markets of Paris Book Review:

A complete guide to every street market and market district in Paris, with beautiful full color photographs throughout, supplemented by sidebars that list favorite wine bars, the famous bakery Poilane, and the best shopping streets in Paris.

Paris in Bloom

Paris in Bloom
Author: Georgianna Lane
Publsiher: Abrams
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2017-03-14
ISBN 10: 1683350189
ISBN 13: 9781683350187
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paris in Bloom Book Review:

Paris—City of Love, City of Light, City of Flowers. From elegant floral boutiques to lively flower markets to glorious blooming trees and expansive public gardens, flowers are the essential ingredient to the lush sensory bouquet that is Parisian life. With beautiful photography, Paris in Bloom transports readers on a stunning floral tour of the city, and provides recommendations to the best flower markets and a detailed guide to spring blooms. Timeless in content, Paris in Bloom is a book for Paris lovers to savor again and again, one to keep on the nightstand to conjure fond memories of their first visit and inspire dreams of the next.