The Man with the Lead Stomach: Nicolas Le Floch Investigations
by Jean-François Parot
Translated by Michael Glencross;
Cover Artist: Mary Evans, Picture Library
Gallic Books Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9781906040123
Date: 13 May 2014 List Price $15.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK
Links: Author's Website (via Translate) /
"It's a clever plot and Le Floch is sympathetic, but it's the superb Parisian detail and atmosphere that truly beguiles."—The Times
This is the second volume of the Nicolas Le Floch Investigations.
October 1761 finds newly promoted Commissioner Le Floch on duty at a royal performance of Jean-Philippe Rameau's latest work. Events take a dramatic turn and Nicolas is soon embarked on a major investigation when the body of a courtier's son is found. The evidence points to suicide, but Le Floch's instincts tell him he is dealing with murder of the most gruesome kind.
Jean-François Parot is a diplomat and historian.
(Source: Gallic Books)