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Le sang des farines (Nicolas Le Floch #6)

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Nicolas Le Floch, commissaire au Châtelet sous le règne du jeune Louis XVI, se trouve plongé au cœur de terribles événements à la fois politiques et personnels. De retour d'une mission en Autriche où il fait d'étonnantes découvertes sur les atteintes portées au Secret du Roi, il retrouve un Paris en colère où la guerre des farines fait rage. Avec le soutien du roi et l'aid ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 423 pages
Published November 3rd 2006 by 10-18 (first published 2005)
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Barbaraehanna
Sep 14, 2011 Barbaraehanna rated it liked it
Having felt these were getting predictable, I should have appreciated the fact that there was a shift in genre here from detective story to historical novel. (Although the dénouement did reveal some setting of clues for the reader which have not always featured in the more strictly 'policiers' of the series.) However, for the first time, I felt as if I really didn't know enough of the historical background to follow. And I discovered that without the dominant investigation to carry me along, thi ...more
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May 20, 2012 Alain added it
Une nouvelle enqu?te du commissaire Nicolas Le Floch : le roi Louis XV est mort et il travaille d?sormais pour son petit fils Louis XVI. Il est ainsi envoy? en mission ? Vienne pour ?lucider la fa?on dont les Autrichiens ont bien pu se procurer les clefs du Secret du Roi. A peine est-il rentr? que le boulanger qui officiait au rez-de-chauss?e de son logis est assassin?. Le commissaire va s?apercevoir que toutes ses ?nigmes finissent par se recouper.




Je n?ai pas ?t? emball?e par cette histoire. L?
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Stephen
Nov 17, 2015 Stephen rated it it was ok
Pas à la hauteur des précédents. L'intrigue est confuse et l'écriture est faible.
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Sep 30, 2011 Victor rated it really liked it
Came upon this crime novel by chance, in Brittany. It got an Academie de Bretagne prize, so I picked it up - and enjoyed it. The author convincingly recreates 18th century France, just pre-revolutionary, with lively descriptions of Paris and Vienna street life, food and meals prepared and Versailles court protocol. The crime plot excites at the beginning, does get a little lost in the interim and its resolution is not as fascinating as its outset, but that does not, for some reason, make the nov ...more
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Jean-François Parot is a French diplomat and writer of historical mysteries, born in Paris.
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Nicolas Le Floch (1 - 10 of 13 books)
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