Masquerade

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In the sequel to Escapade, it's 1923, and it's Paris. The city has become a mecca for the world's painters and writers, and the Lost Generation is just beginning to find itself. Phil Beaumont, the resourceful Pinkerton, and Jane Turner, now a Pinkerton 'op' undercover as a governess, are investigating the death of Richard Forsythe, a rich American publisher. The Paris police say it was a suicide pact -- Forsythe and his German mistress, Sabine, were found dead in a locked room -- but they're not revealing ...
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Overview

In the sequel to Escapade, it's 1923, and it's Paris. The city has become a mecca for the world's painters and writers, and the Lost Generation is just beginning to find itself. Phil Beaumont, the resourceful Pinkerton, and Jane Turner, now a Pinkerton 'op' undercover as a governess, are investigating the death of Richard Forsythe, a rich American publisher. The Paris police say it was a suicide pact -- Forsythe and his German mistress, Sabine, were found dead in a locked room -- but they're not revealing everything they know. In their search for the truth, Phil and Jane move from saloon to salon, from the sewers and catacombs of the city to elegant cafes and night spots. Along the way, they meet local expatriate luminaries like Ernest Hemingway and Gertrude Stein, as well as a young Englishwoman who writes mystery novels and a stolid, pipe-smoking French police inspector who knows a great recipe for coq au vin. Their own relationship grows stronger, but they find it, and themselves, in peril as they learn more about the mysterious Forsythe and the even more mysterious Sabine. Dark forces are aligned against them, enemies are closing in from all sides, and it looks as though they may never leave the City of Lights alive.
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Thea Davis
Champagne, absinthe, cocaine, intrigue and sex in all forms are the tools which dazzle…and are utilized in assorted ways by many of these poor and yet to be famous characters. Satterwait's political and social commentary is biting, humorous and pretty much coincides with [F. Scott] Fitzgerald's analysis of the times....Satterwait provides an interesting departure from the "standard" mystery novel which most of us have become accustomed to lately.
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Pinkerton operatives Phil Beaumont and Jane Turner (Escapade) search for the truth behind the supposed suicides of a rich American publisher and his German mistress in 1923 Paris. A welcome escape to an exciting time and place.
Thea Davis
Champagne, absinthe, cocaine, intrigue and sex in all forms are the tools which dazzle.and are utilized in assorted ways by many of these poor and yet to be famous characters. Satterwait's political and social commentary is biting, humorous and pretty much coincides with [F. Scott] Fitzgerald's analysis of the times....Satterwait provides an interesting departure from the "standard" mystery novel which most of us have become accustomed to lately.
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The official verdict on poet/publisher Richard Forsythe and his latest amoureuse, Sabine von Stuben, is that their deaths were the result of a suicide pact in their bolted Paris hotel room. But Richard's mother back in the States doesn't believe the official verdict, she's especially suspicious of the shooting of the hotel desk clerk soon afterward, and she hires the Pinkerton Agency to find out the truth. The Pinkertons, who don't do things by halves, send two operatives, experienced investigator Phil Beaumont, who'll read through police transcripts and question the witnesses, and novice Jane Turner, who'll travel incognito as nanny to Richard's cousins; but the company doesn't tell either one about the other. Since Phil and Jane have already met under other circumstances (Escapade), various complications ensue. The lazy if high-spirited detective work, however, is constantly upstaged by the cast of dragonish suspects, from Richard's man-eating widow to Sabine's former lover to an Agatha Christie look-alike who's been funneling donations to the infant Nazis, and a non-stop parade of period cameos that include Ernest ('call me Ernie') Hemingway (a skirt-chasing poseur), Gertrude Stein (Olympian in her vanity), James Joyce, Erik Satie, Juan Gris, Pablo Picasso, Kay Boyle, Robert McAlmon, and some terrific French meals. A decorative, dizzying trifle, the locked-room murder is solved with insulting casualness, that's chock-full of the stuff that made the Twenties roar.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312969899
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 5/15/1999
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 4.25 (w) x 6.75 (h) x 0.84 (d)

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