The 7th Woman: A Paris Homicide Mystery

Overview


There's no rest for Paris's top criminal investigation division, La Crim'. Who is preying on women in the French capital? How can he kill again and again without leaving any clues? A serial killer is taking pleasure in a macabre ritual that leaves the police on tenterhooks. Chief of Police Nico Sirsky--a super cop with a modern-day real life, including an ex-wife, a teenage son and a budding love story--races against the clock to solve the murders as they get closer and closer to his inner circle. Will he resist...
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Overview


There's no rest for Paris's top criminal investigation division, La Crim'. Who is preying on women in the French capital? How can he kill again and again without leaving any clues? A serial killer is taking pleasure in a macabre ritual that leaves the police on tenterhooks. Chief of Police Nico Sirsky--a super cop with a modern-day real life, including an ex-wife, a teenage son and a budding love story--races against the clock to solve the murders as they get closer and closer to his inner circle. Will he resist the pressure? The story goes behind the scenes with the French police and into the coroner's office, with the suspense of Seven, with CSI-like details. Winner of France's most prestigious crime fiction award; named Best Crime Fiction Novel of the Year; and already an international bestseller with over 150,000 copies sold.
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

Praise:
“Frédérique Molay is the French Michael Connelly.”
–Jean Miot,  journalist, former editorial director for the French daily Le Figaro and former president of Agence France Press

The 7th Woman is a taut and terror-filled thriller. Frédérique Molay navigates French police procedure with a deft touch, creating a lightning-quick, sinister plot with twists and turns that kept me reading late and guessing to the very end. Inspector Nico Sirsky is every bit as engaging and dogged as Arkady Renko in Gorky Park and is sure to become a favorite with readers in the United States and around the world.”
–New York Times bestselling author Robert Dugoni

The 7th Woman blends suspense and authentic police procedure with a parallel tale of redemption. Well-drawn characters and ratcheting tension won’t let you put the book down. I read this in one sitting.”
– Paris mystery writer Cara Black

“It is a handsomely written and wonderfully translated Parisian police procedural that also will prowl your mind. The ugly parts are appalling, but Molay has the prowess to touch lightly upon them before exploring the horror seeping into the hardened police ranks." –Durango Herald

"A remarkable plot that races forward and focuses on likeable characters. An unequivocal success.”
–L’Action Française

“It’s really an excellent book. It’s the kind of suspense that makes you miss your subway stop or make you turn off you phone once you’ve started it, and we are hoping that Frédérique Molay writes many more like it.”
–RTL

“An excellent crime novel that you read in one sitting.”
–L’Express/Lire

“Skillful suspense.”
–Lire

“You barely have time to catch your breath between turning the pages of this spine-tingling novel. ”
–Cine Tele Revue

Reviews:
ForeWord Reviews: “a slick, highly realistic, and impeccably crafted thriller. Likeable characters, outstanding pacing, and unexpected plot twists that keep readers guessing throughout…an extraordinary, hard-hitting novel.”

Above the Law – At the Scene of the Crime: “Author Frérerique Molay writes very well, and occasionally there is a touch of horror and a layer of suspense throughout…the plot manages to take you to interesting places. And overall, it was an enjoyable book to read. I commend Anne Trager’s translation of the book—it was really quite well-done, and the editing and formatting for the Kindle was also well done.”

CriminalElement.com: Fresh Meat: “Author Frédérique Molay does a superb job of building the suspense in overt and subtle ways…Don’t pick this book up unless you’re planning to read for a while because, I assure you, you won’t be able to put it down.”

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781939474032
  • Publisher: Le French Book (NY)
  • Publication date: 6/10/2014
  • Series: Paris Homicide Series , #1
  • Pages: 254

Meet the Author


Author:
Called, "the French Michael Connelly," Frédérique Molay graduated from France's prestigious Science Po and began her career in politics and the French administration. She worked as chief of staff for the deputy mayor of Saint-Germain-en-Laye, and then was elected to the local government in Saône-et-Loire. Meanwhile, she spent her nights pursing a passion for writing she had nourished since she wrote her first novel at the age of eleven. After The 7th Woman took France by storm, Frédérique Molay dedicated her life to writing and raising her three children. She has five books to her name, with three in the Nico Sirsky, Chief of Police series.

Translator:
Anne Trager has lived in France for over a quarter of a century, working in translation, publishing and communications. In 2011, she woke up one morning and said, “I just can’t stand it anymore. There are way too many good books being written in France not reaching a broader audience.” That’s when she founded Le French Book to translate some of those books into English. The company’s motto is “If we love it, we translate it,” and Anne loves crime fiction, mysteries and detective novels.

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