The Caves of Etretat (Book One of Four)
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The Caves of Etretat (Etretat #1)

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Free to read in Goodreads browser. Canadian bookstore owner Paul Sirenne is thrust into a quest for answers when his parents are found murdered, their bodies cut up into the letters H.N. A note sent before his father's murder drives Sirenne to seek out the roots of a long-forgotten family secret.

He heads to the town of Etretat, France, on the trail of a hundred year old m...more
Hardcover, 300 pages
Published December 15th 2011 by Matt Chatelain
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Virginia Ripple
The Good...

This story starts with a bang. The first chapter pulled me in and I couldn't wait to read the rest of the story. The mystery of the caves is interesting and often begs to be solved throughout the book.

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I'll be the first to admit that I'm not interested in romance novels and this book is a good example of why. Not only do the main characters fall in love extremely fast, but it's mushy, as in Romeo-and-Juliet-can't-live-without-each-other mushy. These are two adults on...more

I returned to the desk chair, in the perfect place to think. I had always said that I was an armchair detective. I thought of my father training me to organize my thoughts, preparing me for a moment like this one... I realized with inescapable clarity, that the responsibility of this incredible secret was being placed directly into my hands. Why me? Why did they prepare all this, Leblanc, Lindon, Lupin? What were they doing and why was it so important that I return?...It was time to step...more
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Does the self proclaimed “armchair detective” have what it takes to solve a very real and life altering mystery?

One of the things I like most about The Caves of Etretat is that Paul is an ordinary guy who's called to do extraordinary things. Paul perfectly embodies the term “armchair detective.” He's extremely smart and loves solving complex mysteries and puzzles, but Paul has never really ventured beyond his comfort zone. Paul is for...more
very reminiscent of the da vinci code. really enjoyed it.
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Born in Ottawa, fifty-two years ago, I have been the owner of a used bookstore I opened in Ontario, since 1990. I have been writing since I was ten. Beginning with poetry, I quickly moved on to short stories and non-fiction pieces. I stayed in that format for many years, eventually self-publishing a franchise manual, as well as a variety of booklets.

Having semi-retired from the bookstore, I emba...more
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