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by Claude Izner


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The main character, Victor Legris, is what I've always thought of as a boulevardier- a man-about-town

The mystery is also a good one. By the time I pieced all the clues together, it was almost time for the reveal. The list of suspects is a long one and represents almost all the various social strata in the city, which gives the authors more opportunity to depict their This book is a splendid evocation of Paris during the Belle Époque, and Legris' frequent walks in various neighborhoods made me very happy indeed. The main character, Victor Legris, is what I've always thought of as a boulevardier- a man-about-town. He dresses well, he dines well, he has a mistress.

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Enter young bookseller Victor Legris. Present on the tower at the time of the incident, and appalled by the media coverage of the occurrence, he is determined to find out what actually happened. In this dazzling evocation of late nineteenth-century Paris, we follow Victor as his investigation takes him all over the city and he suspects an ever-changing list of possible perpetrators.

The Mystery on the Eiffel Tower by Claude Izner ( Victor Legris series) Seriously? . This is the opening book in a series featuring 19th century Parisian bookseller Victor Legris

The Mystery on the Eiffel Tower by Claude Izner ( Victor Legris series) Seriously? A "International Best Seller"? . This is the opening book in a series featuring 19th century Parisian bookseller Victor Legris. The plot is rather silly, an apparently unrelated group of people being killed by a "bee sting", during the time of the opening of the Eiffel Tower and the International Exposition. Most of the action takes place with the amateur detective Legris traipsing all over the city of Paris (I now know the name of lots of streets), following either his former guardian and current assistant Kenji or the beautiful illustrator Tasha.

Or is there a more sinister explanation? Enter young bookseller Victor Legris

Or is there a more sinister explanation? Enter young bookseller Victor Legris.

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Enter young bookseller Victor Legris. In this dazzling evocation of late nineteenth-century Paris, we follow Victor as his investigation takes him all over the city and he sus The brand-new, shiny Eiffel Tower is the pride and glory of the 1889 World Exposition. But one sunny afternoon, as visitors are crowding the viewing platforms, a woman collapses and dies on this great Paris landmark

The brand new Eiffel Tower is the glory of the 1889 Universal Exposition. But one sunny afternoon, a woman collapses and dies on this great Paris landmark. Can a bee-sting really be the cause of death?

The brand new Eiffel Tower is the glory of the 1889 Universal Exposition. Can a bee-sting really be the cause of death? Or is there a more sinister explanation? Enter young bookseller Victor Legris. Present on the Tower at the time of the incident, he is determined to find out what actually happened. In this dazzling evocation of late 19th Century Paris, we follow Victor as his investigation takes him all over the city.

The brand-new, shinyEiffel Tower is the pride and glory of the 1889World Exposition. But one sunny afternoon, as visitors are crowding the viewing platforms, a woman collapses and dies on this great Paris landmark. Can a bee sting really be the cause of death? Or is there a more sinister explanation? Enter young bookseller Victor Legris. Present on the tower at the time of the incident, and appalled by the media coverage of the occurrence, he is determined to find out what actually happened. In this dazzling evocation of late nineteenth-century Paris, we follow Victor as his investigation takes him all over the cityand he suspects anever-changing list ofpossible perpetrators. Could mysterious Kenji Mori, his surrogate father and business partner atthe bookstore Legris operates,be involved in the crime? Why are beautiful Russian illustrator Tasha and her colleagues at the newly launched sensationalistnewspaperPassepartoutalways up-to-date in their reporting? And what willLegris do when the deaths begin to multiply and he is caught in a race against time?

Murder on the Eiffel Tower is painstakingly researched, an effortless evocation of the glorious City of Light, and an exciting opening to a promising series of eight books featuring Victor Legris.


Comments: (7)

Defolosk
This is the first in a fairly long series of mysteries by French author Izner set in the late 19th century and featuring Victor Legris—not quite 30 years old in this book, raised mostly in England but with a Franch mother and, toward the end, with a Japanese guardian who at the time of the book is his partner in a bookshop in Paris. On the whole I don’t think I’ll read any more in this series; my brother recommended it to me and I can see why, but I find Victor the sort of character I can’t really relate to based on the way he goes into emotional fugues with a total lack of self-control. On the other hand, I did very much enjoy the picture of Paris in 1889, with the great Expo of that year (when the Eiffel Tower was first opened to very mixed re-views). The book opens with a prologue in which a rag-and-bone man is watching Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show unloading from a train when he thinks he’s stung by a bee on the back of his neck, and then finds he can’t breathe and shortly dies. As the book goes on several other apparently unrelated characters suffer the same fate; any mystery fan will of course deduce curare from the beginning, but it takes Legris most of the book to figure it out (and the Paris police never did on their own). I suppose curare wasn’t as well-known in those days before dozens of mystery writers used it in their books, notably including Agatha Christie and John Dickson Carr. Legris suspects his Japanese partner, a Russian girl he’s infatuated with, and two or three other people until they become victims before he finally figures out whodunit. As I say, I don’t think I’ll read any more of the series, but I’m glad to have read this one. (I do wonder about some of the passages in which characters are engaging in fairly sophisticated word play—since they’re presumably speaking French Ǐ̌ suppose that this was the translator trying to give something of the feeling the original French had—not the easiest of tasks.)
HelloBoB:D
I love Paris and many elements of this book - but I did not enjoy it! I found it hard to get into. The crime set up was intriguing, many parts were, but when it veered into the personal lives, I just did not care about these people. I actually loaned this to a friend who was going to Paris and she gave it back after a couple of weeks saying the same thing. Can't really even pinpoint why exactly, just more work to establish the relationships in relation to the crimes than I want. I wish any other readers better luck.
Authis
The Mystery on the Eiffel Tower by Claude Izner
(#1 Victor Legris series)
Seriously? A "International Best Seller"? This has to be one of the weakest books I have read in a long time. When I think about books, I visualize them as paintings... Some books are like the Old World Masterpieces we all know, very complex, with something different everywhere you look on the canvas (think "Les Miserables"). Others follow the Impressionists with a strong message but slightly out of focus, hard to pin down, the work left open to a variety of different conclusions (think "Life of Pi"). Following this line of thought, "The Mystery on the Eiffel Tower" is like a pencil drawn sketch by a promising art student. Obviously the artist understands the basics and you can see what was intended but that is all you see.
This is the opening book in a series featuring 19th century Parisian bookseller Victor Legris. The plot is rather silly, an apparently unrelated group of people being killed by a "bee sting", during the time of the opening of the Eiffel Tower and the International Exposition. Most of the action takes place with the amateur detective Legris traipsing all over the city of Paris (I now know the name of lots of streets), following either his former guardian and current assistant Kenji or the beautiful illustrator Tasha. He longs to take Tasha as his mistress but uncovers evidence which leads him to believe she is somehow involved in the random spate of murders. Which leads to a totally boring series of events, with no character development and the final denouncement of the murderer is laughable. It was a relatively short book but when I finished, I couldn't believe I wasted my time on such fluff. I was hoping to find the start of a new and interesting series but instead found the same old tripe under the frilly lace of a French bonnet. Needless to say, this is my first and last in this series!
hulk
I had high hopes for this series, as a fan of historical mysteries, but the writing (as translated) was not that good. I loved the idea that the main characters own a bookstore, but the plot was a bit overcomplicated and forced. I usually judge a historical mystery by the standard-does it motivate me to find out something else about the time and place-stimulate my curiosity. This book didn't work for me on a intellectual level, but it was fine as a diversion.
net rider
The writing is good, the characters are only o.k. & the story line required more suspension of disbelief than I could manage.
Saberblade
Confusing story that tries to tie several themes together, poorly done.
Felolak
Interesting book, especially if you are a great fan of french architecture during the 1800's. The story gets a bit tedious for me in some places. I find I became a francophile through travel & dining so I wanted to read this. I don't think I will read any more of this series.
Wife loves it .
Murder on the Eiffel Tower: A Victor Legris Mystery (Victor Legris Mysteries) download epub
Genre Fiction
Author: Claude Izner
ISBN: 0312383746
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Genre Fiction
Language: English
Publisher: Minotaur Books; First Edition edition (September 2, 2008)
Pages: 304 pages