Murder on the Eiffel Tower

Murder on the Eiffel Tower

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Baker & Taylor
When a woman collapses and dies while visiting the just opened Eiffel Tower during the 1889 World Exposition, Victor Legrís, a young Parisian bookseller appalled by media coverage of the tragedy, launches a personal investigation into the death, which is complicated by the involvement of a host of suspects and an increasing number of mysterious deaths. 25,000 first printing.

McMillan Palgrave

The brand-new, shiny Eiffel Tower is the pride and glory of the 1889 World Exposition. But one sunny afternoon, as visitors are crowding the viewing platforms, a woman collapses and dies on this great Paris landmark. Can a bee sting really be the cause of death? Or is there a more sinister explanation? Enter young bookseller Victor Legris. Present on the tower at the time of the incident, and appalled by the media coverage of the occurrence, he is determined to find out what actually happened. In this dazzling evocation of late nineteenth-century Paris, we follow Victor as his investigation takes him all over the city and he suspects an ever-changing list of possible perpetrators. Could mysterious Kenji Mori, his surrogate father and business partner at the bookstore Legris operates, be involved in the crime? Why are beautiful Russian illustrator Tasha and her colleagues at the newly launched sensationalist newspaper Passepartout always up-to-date in their reporting? And what will Legris do when the deaths begin to multiply and he is caught in a race against time?

Murder on the Eiffel Tower is painstakingly researched, an effortless evocation of the glorious City of Light, and an exciting opening to a promising series of eight books featuring Victor Legris.



Blackwell North Amer
The brand-new, shiny Eiffel Tower is the pride and glory of the 1889 World Exposition. But one sunny afternoon, as visitors are crowding the viewing platforms, a woman collapses and dies on this great Paris landmark. Can a bee sting really be the cause of death? Or is there a more sinister explanation? Enter young bookseller Victor Legris. Present on the tower at the time of the incident, and appalled by the media coverage of the occurrence, he is determined to find out what actually happened. In this dazzling evocation of late nineteenth-century Paris, we follow Victor as his investigation takes him all over the city and he suspects an ever-changing list of possible perpetrators. Could mysterious Kenji Mori, his surrogate father and business partner at the bookstore Legris operates, be involved in the crime? Why are beautiful Russian illustrator Tasha and her colleagues at the newly launched sensationalist newspaper Passepartout always up-to-date in their reporting? And what will Legris do when the deaths begin to multiply and he is caught in a race against time?
Murder on the Eiffel Tower is painstakingly researched, an effortless evocation of the glorious City of Light, and an exciting opening to a promising series of eight books featuring Victor Legris.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Minotaur, 2008
Edition: 1st St. Martin's Minotaur ed
ISBN: 9780312383749
0312383746
Branch Call Number: M IZNER
Characteristics: 292 p. ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Reid, Isabel

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blolo
Jul 07, 2014

This book reminded me of "Shadow of the Wind" By carlos ruiz zafron... except that I didn't like it quite as much. There is some information that I think should've been provided earlier in the novel (the nature of Victor and Mori's close bond) to make us "care" more about some of the events. That being said, it was a well-written murder mystery and a pretty good summer book.

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Lucchesa
May 12, 2013

Honestly I didn't make it all the way through this. I was previewing it to see if it was appropriate for my middle-schooler, who likes period mysteries if they're not too intense. Although I love this moment in Parisian history, I found the characters, story & writing too dull to continue with.

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