“With a little bit about art, and the history of Paris thrown in, this was an intelligent read that I particularly enjoyed.”

A relatively short book, with an interesting plot, there is an interesting juxtaposition of Nico’s search for a murderer, and his fears and concerns about his mother bundled in with descriptions of his home life, and family. Nico is not the archetypal driven cop with dysfunctional relationships, and this makes for a refreshing change. The key to solving the murders is to delve back 30 years, investigate Jean-Baptiste’s life, find out what, if anything, he was hiding, and determine if anyone had a motive to kill him. Slowly Nico starts to make headway, but can he discover the murderer in time to make good on his bargain? With a little bit about art, and the history of Paris thrown in, this was an intelligent read that I particularly enjoyed, and will be looking out for the previous two books in this series.” —Eurocrime

The City of Blood