New Release, Great Praise, Launch Price

Award-winning French author of the Paris Homicide mystery series

Don't miss the next Paris Homicide mystery, The City of Blood by Frédérique Molay, and translated by Jeffrey Zuckerman. Today is the official release date.

It is a story about dealing with loss and has been characterized as "a classy French police procedural." Art and history combine with suspense and intrigue, transporting readers to present-day Paris for another mystery by an author who can “give CSI writers a run for their money."

Librarians are already calling The City of Blood "an excellent read," and booksellers are recommending it: “If you like reading mysteries with good descriptions of the physical setting.”

Want to start the series? We have a special launch price on the The 7th Woman ebooks, so grab a copy before January 28.

What's the book about? When a major Parisian modern art event gets unexpected attention on live TV, Chief of Police Nico Sirsky and his team of elite crime fighters rush to La Villette park and museum complex. There, renowned artist Samuel Cassian is inaugurating the first archeological dig of modern art, three decades after burying the leftovers of a banquet. In front of reporters from around the world, excavators uncover a skeleton. Could it be the artist’s own son? And does that death have anything to do with the current string of nightclub murders by the “Paris Butcher”? On the site of the French capital’s former slaughterhouses, the investigation takes Nico and France’s top criminal investigation division from artists’ studios to autopsy theaters and nightclubs in hopes of tracking down the murderer who has turned this Paris park into a city of blood.