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Baudelaire's revenge

Author: Bob van Laerhoven; Brian Doyle
Publisher: New York : Pegasus Crime, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First Pegasus books cloth editionView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Detective and mystery fiction
History
Fiction
Historical fiction
Mystery fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bob van Laerhoven; Brian Doyle
ISBN: 9781605985480 1605985481 9781605987002 160598700X
OCLC Number: 874881395
Notes: "A novel"--Jacket.
Translation of: De wraak van Baudelaire.
Description: 268 pages ; 24 cm
Other Titles: Wraak van Baudelaire.
Responsibility: Bob van Laerhoven ; translated from the Dutch by Brian Doyle.

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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.

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