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The Blood of Lorraine by Barbara Pope
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Feb 05, 2012

bookshelves: ashland-mystery-2012

Booklist gives Blood of Lorraine high marks: Pope sets this history-mystery at that most explosive of times, France in 1894, just before the trial of Captain Alfred Dreyfus on suspicion of sharing French military secrets with the Germans. Her entry point for examining the anti-Semitism of the time is one murder case and one magistrate in the town of Nancy, long a haven for French Jews. And Publishers Weekly loved Cezanne’s Quarry: Could Paul Cézanne be a killer? Pope animates her canvas with plenty of vivid period detail. Francophiles and history buffs will find much to savor. A provocative debut.

Writing is Barbara Corrado Pope’s second career. Her first, and only recently relinquished, was a historian and the founding director of Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Oregon.

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