The WINNER of the Kindle Book Review’s Best Indie Books of 2016 Murder in the Latin Quarter is Book 7 in the series and is another dip into the history of Paris with the main mystery set during the time of the Nazi occupation of Paris in 1944.
What does that have to do with Maggie and her adorable six-month old baby daughter, her clever three year old son and her eyebrow-arching hunk of a vigneron husband? Oh, they’re all here. And trust me when I say this one will keep you up long into the night.
Within hours of arriving in Paris for a much anticipated week of shopping and relaxing with her best friend, Grace, Maggie is tasked with checking on Laurent’s sick great grand aunt—only to find a very healthy Aunt Delphine and a very dead body.As the mystery grows and the bodies pile up, Maggie begins to suspect nearly everyone around her—especially when she uncovers a terrible secret about Laurent’s family that would tempt anybody to resort to murder.
Can Maggie find the killer—without destroying the Dernier family name for generations to come? And can she do it before the killer catches her in a dark lonely alleyway in the Latin Quarter?
If there were more than 5 stars I would give this book the maximum number. This is a super good story with plenty of mystery and intrigue, fast moving action, so entertaining that it is hard to put down. I recommend this book to readers who enjoy a terrific mystery.
I had read the next book before this one, so now I have the background and understand references made (didn’t diminish the first book I read – this just made it richer). The characters are folks you can identify with – and you feel as if you are there. Family and relationships are big – these are important to Maggie – and she goes all out to help, much to Laurent’ s chagrin – and her personal danger.
I picked up this book about a month ago. I didn’t really expect much but boy was I wrong. This is such a well-written book; the story flowed along effortlessly and pulled me right along. Great characters and mystery, and adventure (yikes, the catacombs). I was totally engrossed with the story and the characters, who were extremely well developed. I highly recommend this book.