A cross between The Spy Who Came in from the Cold and A Year in Provence, this ingenious thriller gets stunning raves from one and all:
"Unforgettable . . . combines elements of Agatha Christie and Robert Ludlum."
"A riveting murder mystery."
"Steiner sketches such a rich life for his tiny town that he makes you want to get on the next plane."
"A beautiful crime novel."
-Thomas Perry, New York Times bestselling author of Nightlife
"A page-turner-like a good Alan Furst or Graham Greene novel."
"Louis Morgon is a marvel."
-Olen Steinhauer, author of Victory Square
"Le Crime est superbe."
-Jim Fusilli, author of Hard, Hard City
Former State Department expert Louis Morgon finds a murdered body on the doorstep of his charming little house in France, and he and the local gendarme team up to solve the murder. Thriller and mystery lovers: Bon appetit!
|Publisher:||St. Martin's Press|
|Series:||Louis Morgon Series , #1|
|Edition description:||First Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.52(w) x 8.14(h) x 0.68(d)|
About the Author
Also known for his cartoons in The New Yorker, this is Peter Steiner's first novel in the Louis Morgon thriller series; the second, L'Assassin, was published by Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Minotaur. Le Crime was originally published in hardcover under the title A French Country Murder.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A fantastic read. This is a "literate" mystery and not int he mold of a Ludlum thriller. At once a mystery this is also a psychological portrait of the main character that can touch many people as well as a travelogue that will have you planning a trip to travel to rural France.