Commissaire Georges Dupin, a Parisian-born caffeine junkie recently relocated from the glamour of Paris to the remote (if picturesque) Breton coast, is not happy when he is dragged from his morning croissant and coffee to the scene of a curious murder. The local village of Pont-Aven - a sleepy community by the sea where everyone knows one other and nothing much seems to happen - is in shock. The legendary 91-year-old hotelier Pierre-Louis Pennec, owner of the Central Hotel, has been found dead.
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She wanted out. She wanted a new life. She wanted a trophy worthy of a master thief. She wanted to find the source of the treasured crimson gold. She wanted to face an undead emperor on his home ground and live to tell the tale. Careful what you wish for. The Crimson Gold is the third title in this ongoing Forgotten Realms series focusing specifically on the shadowed life of the iconic character class of the rogue. Each novel in the series is a stand-alone adventure, allowing readers an easy entry point into the Forgotten Realms world.
He thought it was a game.... He thought no one would get hurt.... He thought he could trust a tanarukk bandit.... He thought he was hired for his skill and cunning.... He thought it was just another victim, just another mark.... He thought he could do his job without turning the entire city against him.... He was wrong. A series that brings to life the people who survive on the fringes and in the shadows of the Forgotten Realms world - The Rogues.
Mistress of the Night is the second title in this Forgotten Realms novel series that focuses specifically on priests, the popular D&D iconic class also known as clerics. Each title chronicles priests loyal to a different deity in the Forgotten Realms pantheon. Like the preceding series, The Rogues, each novel in The Priests series is written as a stand-alone adventure, allowing new listeners an easy entry point into the Forgotten Realms world.
The Priests series makes a great entry point for readers new to the Forgotten Realms setting. This book in the Priests series deals with a valiant shalarin priestess who is trying to save her home and avenge her mother’s death. This series is designed to bring new readers into the world of the Forgotten Realms. The books can be read in any order.
Ten miles off the coast of Brittany lie the fabled Glénan Islands. Boasting sparkling white sands and crystal-clear waters, they seem perfectly idyllic, until one day in May three bodies wash up on the shore. At first glance the deaths appear accidental, but as the identities of the victims come to light, cantankerous Commissaire Dupin is pulled back into action for a case of what seems to be cold-blooded murder.
Jean Renoir's career almost spans the history years of cinema - from the early silent movies, to the naturalism of the talkies, committed cinema, film noir, Hollywood studio productions, the Technicolor-period comedies and fast television techniques. His film The Grand Illusion remains one of the greatest movies about the effects of war.
Have yourself a scary little Christmas. In the heart of the holiday season, priceless paintings have vanished from a Park Avenue murder scene. Now, dashing French detective Luc Moncrief must become a quick study in the art of the steal - before a cold-blooded killer paints the town red. Merry Christmas, Detective.
"Not a mystery"
He told stories...he told even more lies. He told people what they wanted to hear...he told himself he wasn't doing anything wrong. He told the mysterious stranger from Shou Lung that he'd help him.... He told the most dangerous man in Altumbel that he would deliver a fortune in gems.... He should have kept his mouth shut. A series that brings to life the people who survive on the fringes and in the shadows of the Forgotten Realms world - The Rogues.
Born into a famous family of artists, Pierre Matisse grew up immersed in the artistic life of Paris and the French Riviera, spending time with some of the most famous artists of the 20th century, including Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dalí. The man he knew as his grandfather, legendary artist Henri Matisse, gave him his first painting lesson and a strong desire to become a great artist in his own right.
Abounding in secluded, atmospheric parks, artists' studios, cafes, restaurants, and streets little changed since the 1800s, Paris exudes romance. The art and architecture, the cityscape, riverbanks, and the unparalleled quality of daily life are part of the equation. But the city's allure derives equally from hidden sources: querulous inhabitants, a bizarre culture of heroic negativity, and a rich historical past supplying enigmas, pleasures, and challenges.
"A disappointment after Paris, Paris"
Paris is burning - and only Private's Jack Morgan can put out the fire. When Jack Morgan stops by Private's Paris office, he envisions a quick hello during an otherwise relaxing trip filled with fine food and sightseeing. But Jack is quickly pressed into duty after a call from his client, Sherman Wilkerson, asking Jack to track down his young granddaughter, who is on the run from a brutal drug dealer.
In 19th-century France, 16,000 hectares of vineyard spread across Lower Corrèze. Count Firmin de Janelles rules over Chantegrêle. The Madelbos and Pierrebrune families detest one another, and the advent of Napoleon III awakens the hostilities between the village Bonapartists and Republicans. Meanwhile the count is in financial ruin because of a devastating insect ravaging the vineyards.
"I shall burn thee with blistering heat and with bitter destruction. I will send the teeth of beasts upon thee, with the poison of serpents of the dust..." Award-winning game designer Bruce R. Cordell brings us a tale of faith, prophecy, and destiny that can only be seen through the eyes of...The Priests.
"Narrator was bad"
James Patterson's BookShots. Fast-paced, high-impact entertainment. It's hard enough to move to a new city, but now everyone French detective Luc Moncrief cares about is being killed off. Welcome to New York.
James Patterson's BookShots. Fast-paced, high-impact entertainment. Two stolen paintings disappear from a Park Avenue murder scene - French detective Luc Moncrief is in for a merry Christmas.
Maiden of Pain is the fourth title in a new Forgotten Realms novel series focusing specifically on priests, the popular D&D game iconic class also known as clerics. Each title will chronicle priests loyal to a different deity in the Forgotten Realms pantheon. Like the preceding series The Rogues, each novel in The Priests series is written as a stand-alone adventure, allowing new listeners an easy entry point into the Forgotten Realms world.
December, 1942. The body of a bicyclist is found on a deserted road in the Forest of Fontainebleau. A Resistance execution is suspected, and the Germans want the killer found within two days, or else. This is the debut adventure of St-Cyr and Kohler, originally published in the United States as Mirage.
"Great Historical Novel"
A culinary memoir that brings to life some of the most fascinating, glamorous food years in France and reveals gastronomical treasures from gifted artisans of the French countryside. From small cafes in Paris to Normandy, Alsace, the Basque country, and beyond, Dryansky takes us on a sweeping sensory journey, with a voice as thoughtful as Kingsolver, as entertaining as Bourdain, and as cogent and critical as Pollan.
"Uggh. So Shallow and Full of Name Dropping"
Bonjour, Detective. Now watch your back. Very handsome and charming French detective Luc Moncrief joined the NYPD for a fresh start - but someone wants to make his first big case his last. Welcome to New York.
"The longest 3 hrs I've had"