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Tapestry (Paperback) Loot Price: R227
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Tapestry (Paperback): J. Robert Janes
Tapestry (Paperback): J. Robert Janes

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Tapestry (Paperback)

J. Robert Janes

Series: The St-Cyr and Kohler Mysteries

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A series of interlocking crimes send St-Cyr and Kohler into the heart of the Parisian underworld It is February 1943, and Paris is under a blackout. For three years, the French inspector Jean-Louis St-Cyr and Hermann Kohler of the Gestapo have investigated the mundane violence of Nazi-occupied France, but never have they experienced such a cold, sleeting winter. While investigating a burgled stamp collector's shop, they get a call telling them that they went to the wrong crime scene-they were supposed to have been sent to comfort a woman who was attacked for running around with Nazis and their collaborators. The rapist's timing was perfect-so perfect that the two detectives wonder if they were deliberately sent to the wrong place. They next follow up on a tip about a body dumped in a cellar. The young man they find has been stripped naked, savagely murdered, and left to rot. Was he a homosexual? A pimp? A Resistance fighter? Theft, murder, rape-conspiracy. It is just another night in Paris under the Nazis. "Janes hooks you quickly. You are drawn to the sympathetic characters of the two detectives. They are not the brutal policemen associated with wartime, but decent men in a world of brutality." -Spectator "One of the most unusual crime-fighting duos in detective fiction." -Mystery Review "Janes has effectively recreated a period of French history that is usually unacknowledged or swept under the rug. Original and gripping." -The Drood Review of Mystery J. Robert Janes (b. 1935) is a mystery author best known for writing historical thrillers. Born in Toronto, he holds degrees in mining and geology, and worked as an engineer, university professor, and textbook author started he began writing fiction. He began his career as a novelist by writing young adult books, starting with The Odd-Lot Boys and the Tree-Fort War (1976). He wrote his last young adult novel, Murder in the Market, in 1985, by which time he had begun writing for adults, starting with the four-novel Richard Hagen series. In 1992, Janes published Mayhem, the first in the long-running St-Cyr and Kohler series, for which he is best known. These police procedurals set in Nazi-occupied France have been praised for the author's attention to historical detail, as well as their swift-moving plots. The thirteenth in the series, Bellringer, was published in 2012.


Imprint: Mysteriouspress.Com/Open Road
Country of origin: United States
Series: The St-Cyr and Kohler Mysteries
Release date: June 2013
First published: June 2013
Authors: J. Robert Janes
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 22mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 364
ISBN-13: 978-1-4804-0077-1
Barcode: 9781480400771
Categories: Promotions
Books > Fiction > Genre fiction > Crime & mystery > Historical mysteries
LSN: 1-4804-0077-7

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