“I have read all three of Ms. Molay's books and I enjoyed this one the most. All of them are intriguing, fast paced and have very interesting plot lines. The translation is excellent. The wording is never stilted.
This is excellent writing for a good police story. It's not hard boiled like many American policiers but it is straightforward and moves along at a great clip. I find them hard to put down. And, as with all good series, one begins to have a fondness for the main characters. The love story is just enough and doesn't overwhelm or distract from the plot line or become the plot line.
At the moment I live in Paris and happen to live right across the river from 36, Quai des Orfevres. I have walked by it several times and thought of Nico and his love of the history of the Paris police and his pride at being a good policeman. Anyone who loves Paris is going to enjoy a good story but also find it wonderful to recognize all the streets and places mentioned in the book.
I am hoping Ms Molay continues this Paris Homicide series.” —5-star reader review