The Eloquence of Blood

The Eloquence of Blood

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by Judith Rock
     
 

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"An exciting new discovery" (Library Journal) returns to seventeenth-century Paris with a new historical novel of intrigue.

Christmas in Paris, 1686. The spirit of the season is shattered when Martine Mynette is murdered while trying to prove that she is the adopted daughter of the last surviving Mynette heir and thus claim her

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"An exciting new discovery" (Library Journal) returns to seventeenth-century Paris with a new historical novel of intrigue.

Christmas in Paris, 1686. The spirit of the season is shattered when Martine Mynette is murdered while trying to prove that she is the adopted daughter of the last surviving Mynette heir and thus claim her inheritance-money that the family otherwise intended to go to the Jesuit school, Louis le Grand.

Now, with Jesuits being implicated in Martine's death, rhetoric teacher Charles du Luc will not rest until he finds her murderer...

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Publishers Weekly
Set in Paris in 1686 during the Christmas season, Rock's second novel featuring Charles du Luc is every bit the equal of her impressive historical thriller debut, The Rhetoric of Death. When the Jesuit college of Louis le Grand, where Charles is a rhetoric teacher, comes under suspicion for having had a hand in the stabbing murder of Martine Mynette, his superior directs him to absolve the Jesuits of blame and find the real killer. Martine, an attractive young woman, was expecting to inherit the family fortune after her mother's death, despite having been adopted, and she had been frantically searching for a missing document that established her right to the legacy. Inconveniently for Charles's colleagues, the Mynette legacy was promised to the college of Louis le Grand in the event of there being no family heirs, giving the Jesuits an obvious motive to do away with Martine. Readers will hope this energetic and engrossing sequel will be the first of many. (Sept.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425242971
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/06/2011
Series:
Charles Du Luc Series, #2
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
1,164,944
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Judith Rock is a former professional dancer, and has written on dance, art, and theology for many journals. She has been artist-in- residence and taught and lectured at colleges, seminaries, and conferences across the U.S. and abroad. She was also a police officer in both Minnesota and New York City. She now lives in Sarasota, Florida.

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The Eloquence of Blood 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
mikehall More than 1 year ago
Excellent blending of historical fact with fictional characters and events. The protagonist's reflections on faith and personal truth are handled well by the author. Some of the tenets of the Society of Jesus are revealed to readers who may know very little. The  characters  are believable.The lead character, Charles, is believably portrayed with real depth. The authors grasp of history is convincing. Her  depiction of music, dance, drama, and rhetoric as central to French culture and Court life of that era are exceedingly well done. A good  good read; highly recommended.  
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