Title: Game of Patience by Susanne Alleyn
Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: St. Martin's Minotaur (March 21, 2006)
Genre: Police procedural, historical novel
"I see no pearl bracelets or diamond brooches here."Aristide stepped aside so that Montereau could peer into the jewelry box. (p. 55)
Goodreads book description: "With elaborate French cultural atmosphere, author Susanne Alleyn has created a sophisticated and stylish mystery set in the uneasy and turbulent years between the Terror and the rise of Napoleon."
"Paris, 1796. Aristide Ravel, freelance undercover police agent and investigator, is confronted with a double murder in a fashionable apartment. The victims prove to be Célie Montereau, the daughter of a wealthy and influential family, and the man who was blackmailing her."
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