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Sandman (St. Cyr & Kohler #8)
In occupied Paris the team of St-Cyr and Kohler must investigate the murder of an eleven-year-old girl. Four schoolgirls have been killed in the last five weeks by a serial killer called the Sandman. Has he claimed another victim?
Paperback, 261 pages
Published July 1st 2003 by Soho Press
(first published September 1996)
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If you are familiar with the St-Cyr and Kohler series you pretty much know what to expect from the books and this one delivers in that regard. I was happy to see the detectives return to Paris because I Janes has such a good handle on the tense atmosphere of the occupied city, with its privations and shortages, suspicion about collaborators and informers, brothels, easy availability of all varieties of sexual practices, the desperation that fuels prostitution and makes easy pickings for those in ...more
I picked this one out because it takes place in occupied Paris in 1943 and the detectives are Jean-Louis St-Cyr a Paris detective and his partner, Hermann Kohler, veteran of WWI who’s disillusioned with the Nazis. They are hindered in their search for the Sandman (who has been killing young girls with a knitting needle and raping them) by the forces of the Occupier. Luckily, though, they are very good and the various authorities (The German Gestapo, The French Gestapo, the SS,) and always behin ...more
Sandman is a serial killer mystery set in 1943 Vichy Paris. St-Cyr of the Parisian Police department is teamed with Kohler a former Munich cop and who is now Gestapo. Together the two detectives must find a killer called 'Sandman' who is on a killing school girls across occupied Paris. Janes does a great job in describing the war time complexities of Parisian attitudes, from the thriving black market to dealing with the German war machine beauracracy. Together the two dectectives must put aside ...more
The mismatched (German Kripo and French Surete) detectives of occupied Paris chase down a serial killer everyone wants caught while avoiding drawing the attention of the SS and the French Resistance, both of which have their own lunatic killers and would prefer to have no prying detectives.
J. Robert Janes is a mystery author best known for writing historical thrillers. Born in Toronto, he holds degrees in mining and geology, and worked as an engineer, university professor, and textbook author before he began writing fiction. In 1992, Janes published Mayhem, the first in the long-running St-Cyr and Kohler series for which he is best known. These police procedurals set in Nazi-occupie ...moreMore about J. Robert Janes...
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