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The City of Blood by Frédérique Molay
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I cannot get enough of this series. I received an Advanced copy via NetGalley (I love them!). Whereas the first two novels left me wanting to feel more like I was really in Paris, this one gave me more of that feel. The author has definitely grown with each book. Although the book describes places I did not see while there I did not miss a beat as I could see it this time. The description of the park and its history was vivid. I could see the banquet table and the different parts of the park. I could see the things that were described in the history of the park. I could envision the actual banquet with people at the table and how things were laid out and how things occurred at the archaeological dig. As the investigation into the remains found I was on edge trying to guest who put it there. Was it someone at the banquet or someone new? How long had the remains been there given how long the banquet leftovers had been buried?

Guest Blog with Frédérique Molay

The Making of a Hero

Frédérique Molay is an award-winner author of a series of police procedurals set in Paris and a master of suspense and detail. Her novels transport readers to the French capital, taking them behind the scenes with the city’s elite detectives. The 7th Woman is an international bestseller available in English from Le French Book. The second Paris Homicide mystery, Crossing the Line, came out in September 2014, and the third, The City of Blood, hits the bookstores on January 20, 2014. Here she shares some of the inspiration behind her central character, Chief of Police Nico Sirsky. I adored my paternal grandmother. She never spoke much about her Ukrainian background, but when she did, her stories were either filled with suffering—her own and that of a whole population—or marvelous and incredible. Her family lived in Odessa during the Russian Empire, and one of my ancestors was a captain in the czar’s imperial guard. One mission involved standing in for the czar a…