Baudelaire's Revenge

Baudelaire's Revenge

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"As the social and political turbulence of the Franco-Prussian War roils [1870 Paris], workers starve to death while aristocrats seek refuge in orgies and séances. The Parisians are trapped like rats in their beautiful city but a series of gruesome murders captures their fascination and distracts them from the realities of war. The killer leaves lines from the recently deceased Charles Baudelaire's controversial anthology Les fleurs du mal on each corpse, written in the poet's exact handwriting"--Dust jacket flap.
Publisher: New York :, Pegasus Crime,, 2014
Edition: First Pegasus Books cloth edition
ISBN: 9781605985480
1605985481
Branch Call Number: FICTION Laerhoven 2014
Characteristics: 268 pages ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Wraak van Baudelaire

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Sep 11, 2014

This novel won the Hercule Poirot Prize but it has nothing to do with the mysteries of Mrs Agatha Christie.
Dark, gruesome, depressing, twisted , with unpleasant characters , this is not for everyone's taste. However it is extremely well written with a solid historical and literary background.
Not recommended for sensitive readers, violent sexual scenes and horrific murders...

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