The Chatelet Apprentice

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France 1761. Beyond the glittering court of Louis XV at Versailles lies Paris, a capital in the grip of crime and immorality . . .

A police officer disappears and Nicolas Le Floch, a young recruit to the force, is instructed to find him. When unidentified human remains suddenly come to light, he seems to have a murder investigation on his hands. Le Floch will need all his skill, courage, and integrity to unravel a mystery that threatens to implicate the king and Madame de Pompadour.

Jean-François Parot is a diplomat and historian.


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Parot is a diplomat and historian. He is the author of the Nicolas Le Floch mysteries, which take place in eighteenth century France. The novels, beginning with The Châtelet Apprentice, have been adapted as a successful TV series shown on France 2.

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"A terrific book...brilliantly evokes the casual brutality of life in eighteenth century France" The Sunday Times"Parot succeeds brilliantly in the reconstruction of of pre-revolutionary Paris" The Times"Has all the twists, turns and surprises the genre demands" The Independent on Sunday"An angaging murder mystery that picks away at the delicate power balance between king, police and state" The Financial Times"Jean-Francois Parot's evocation of eighteenth century Paris is richly imagined and full of fascinating historical snippets... the first in a promising series of French period mysteries, and if the other titles are half as good as this one, they will cetainly be worth looking out for." The Mail on Sunday" a roaring success in France ... and it is easy to see why" The Economist

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