Books: ‘The Bones of Paris’ Giveaway Winners

Posted 17 September, 2013 by Lianne in Books / 2 Comments

The Bones of Paris
By: Laurie R. King
Format/Source: galley courtesy of Bantam Publishers via NetGalley & Advanced Reading Copy courtesy of the author as part of The Bones of Paris Book Tour
My review of the novel

Paris, France: September 1929. For Harris Stuyvesant, the assignment is a private investigator’s dream—he’s getting paid to troll the cafés and bars of Montparnasse, looking for a pretty young woman. The American agent has a healthy appreciation for la vie de bohème, despite having worked for years at the U.S. Bureau of Investigation. The missing person in question is Philippa Crosby, a twenty-two year old from Boston who has been living in Paris, modeling and acting. Her family became alarmed when she stopped all communications, and Stuyvesant agreed to track her down. He wholly expects to find her in the arms of some up-and-coming artist, perhaps experimenting with the decadent lifestyle that is suddenly available on every rue and boulevard.

As Stuyvesant follows Philippa’s trail through the expatriate community of artists and writers, he finds that she is known to many of its famous—and infamous—inhabitants, from Shakespeare and Company’s Sylvia Beach to Ernest Hemingway to the Surrealist photographer Man Ray. But when the evidence leads Stuyvesant to the Théâtre du Grand-Guignol in Montmartre, his investigation takes a sharp, disturbing turn. At the Grand-Guignol, murder, insanity, and sexual perversion are all staged to shocking, brutal effect: depravity as art, savage human nature on stage.

Soon it becomes clear that one missing girl is a drop in the bucket. Here, amid the glittering lights of the cabarets, hides a monster whose artistic coup de grâce is to be rendered in blood. And Stuyvesant will have to descend into the darkest depths of perversion to find a killer . . . sifting through The Bones of Paris.

Terribly apologise for the delayed response in posting up the results of The Bones of Paris giveaway I held the previous week. Merci beaucoup to everyone who entered the book giveaway contest courtesy of the author and France Book Tours!

Congratulations Beth, Laurie, Jorie, Will & Mer! I hope you all enjoy Ms. King’s latest novel =)

Have a wonderful week, everyone, and keep your eyes peeled to this blog as I will be participating in a few book blog tours in the coming months ^_~

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2 Responses to “Books: ‘The Bones of Paris’ Giveaway Winners”

  1. Hallo Lianne! 🙂

    I cannot wait to tell you that its arrived! Ms. King was quite lovely to interact with on the Booktalk Nation event!! I learnt the full back-story of how this book was shaped and formed into being! Actually, after I heard her recounting her motivation to write it, it spun this story & the contents into a whole new light! I look forward to sharing more about what I mean at a later time! I’m tickled to peaches that I had the chance to win!!

    Thank you for hosting such a smashing bookaway!

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