Its November, 1891. The body of a young woman is discovered at a crossroads on Boulevard Montmartre. Barefoot and dressed in red, she has been strangled and her face disfigured. That same day a single red shoe is delivered to Victor Legris' Parisian bookshop. Suspecting more that just coincidence, the bookseller sleuth and his assistant Jojo are soon engaged in seeking out the identity of both victim and murderer. In this third investigation set in belle-epoque Paris, we are drawn with Victor into the city's nightlife and the legendary Moulin Rouge immortalised by Toulouse-Lautrec, who features in the story. By the author of the best-selling Murder on the Eiffel Tower, this is the third in the award-winning series of Parisian murder mysteries which have collective sales in excess of 445,000 copies.
Praise for Murder on the Eiffel Tower:"original in its subject matter, well plotted and atmospheric" Fidra Books"as a reader, I recommend Murder on The Eiffel Tower warmly" Susan Hill"a charming and amusing whirl around a time of rapid social and intellectual change" The Morning Star"the reader can sense in the writing that this period in the wonderful city of Paris is a passion for the writer" Crimesquad.com
Claude Izner is the pseudonym of two sisters, both booksellers on the banks of the Seine in Paris. The sisters are prolific authors of both adult and children's books and are experts in nineteenth century art and literature.