The Crimes of Paris: A True Story of Murder, Theft, and Deduction
2009, Little, Brown (hardcover), 2010 Bison Books (softcover)
“Part fast-paced thriller and part social history, The Crimes of Paris is a book you can’t put down. I found it to be irresistibly engrossing.”
“Set in the early 20th century, against the theft of the Mona Lisa from the Louvre, The Crimes of Paris takes an evocative look at the darker side of the City of Light. An engrossing tale of a city vibrant with artists–even a young Picasso was involved in the theft–poets, anarchists, aristocratic and street thieves, belle epoque scandals, and the pioneers of crime detection. Delectable, compelling, and intriguing.”
–Cara Black, author of Murder in the Marais
Want to read a selection from The Crimes of Paris? It was excerpted in Vanity Fair in May 2009 (and we even got a lovely thank you note from Graydon Carter!), so you can read the full excerpt at their website.