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The Saint-Florentin Murders (Nicolas Le Floch #5)

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These are difficult times for Le Floch: Louis XV is dead and Sartine has been promoted to Minister of State for the Navy.

This fifth adventure for Nicolas has it all: serial crimes and a bizarre murder weapon, as well as debauchery, espionage, and the follies of a young court.
Paperback, 432 pages
Published February 9th 2016 by Gallic Books (first published February 25th 2004)
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Felice
May 28, 2011 Felice rated it really liked it
How about a new (to U.S.) series of mysteries that take place in the twenty years or so before the French Revolution in 1789? Sounds good doesn't it? Our detective is Nicolas Le Floch. The police force is new to Paris and Floch is new to both the police force and Paris.

The Nicholas Le Floch mysteries? Voila! They are terrific. Le Floch like all detectives is an outsider. He's an orphan from Breton where he had worked himself up to the respectable position of a legal clerk. Through the five nove
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Etienne Mahieux
Louis XVI a remplacé Louis XV et une nouvelle administration se met en place, fort lentement : quant tout le monde est empêtré dans des réseaux claniques, on ne fait pas démissionner le gouvernement comme cela. M. de Saint-Florentin, que personne ne s'est complètement résolu à appeler le duc de La Vrillière, est un de ces ministres glissant sur la pente douce mais savonneuse de la disgrâce. Lorsque soudain l'on retrouve une de ses petites servantes, très salement égorgée dans la cuisine. Il y fa ...more
Jo-anne Atkinson
Mar 14, 2016 Jo-anne Atkinson rated it really liked it
After a stellar rise in his career Nicholas le Floch is now sidelined. King Louis is dead and his mentor, Sartine, has moved to a different role in the new administration and the new Police leader does not have trust in Le Floch. However after a set of brutal murders in the home of a chief minister Le Floch is recalled. How do these murders link to the disappearance of two sisters and the appearance of a English spy?

Book five in the series and the groove is there. In this case the plot is comple
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Luminalsl
c'est, malheureusement, le tome que j'ai le moins aimé depuis le début de la série. Jusqu'à présent j'avais toujours passé un excellent moment en compagnie de Nicolas le Floch, mais avec ce tome la lecture a été difficile. J'ai trouvé cette affaire longue et j'ai eu beaucoup de mal à en venir à bout. J'avais vraiment l'impression que cette fois l'auteure passait plus de temps à digresser plutôt qu'à faire avancer l'enquête. Normalement j'adore ces passages décrivant le Paris de l'époque mais là ...more
Stephen
Parot se dissipe un peu trop en intrigues secondaires. Mais il pose les fondations du récit des derniers jours du le monarchie et de ses funestes conséquences pour ceux qui en dépendent. Les romans deviennent de plus en plus historiques et de moins en moins policiers.
Kate
May 24, 2014 Kate rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book dragged a bit for me, although still am a fan of both the author and the series. I think it was because of the excess of culinary interludes...

Conspiracies abound at the court of young Louis XVI and Police Commissioner Nicolas Le Floch must navigate all these successfully while investigating the mysterious death of a young woman..
Alain
Cette nouvelle enqu?te du commissaire Le Floch est fort bien faite et distrayante. Bien-s?r il ne faut pas attendre de ce livre qu'il soit un monument de la litt?rature mais il fait pour distraire et il atteint tout ? fait son but. De plus il permet d'avoir un aper?u de la vie ? Paris au d?but du r?gne de Louis XVI.
Barbaraehanna
Little bit predictable. Also disturbed by apparent error of flottement between l'hôtel St-Florentin et l'hôtel Noblecourt. Would like to be able to give 3.5. NLF AGAIN is attacked at Versaille. But is Ad'A The One ?

Michael
May 13, 2011 Michael rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I probably liked this book a little less than the other ones in the series, but there were captivating moments...
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Jean-François Parot is a French diplomat and writer of historical mysteries, born in Paris.
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