Description: Police-procedural murder mystery that enters the lists of historical crime with shock and suspense.
Eight days in spring, 1735: a race against crime.
When a handsome young man is shot dead on an estate in the picturesque Champagne region of France, Victor Constant, military policeman, determines to find out why. But no one else, including the local magistrate, seems willing to penetrate the mystery of this brutal death. Alone and against orders, Victor confronts the notorious free-thinker, Voltaire, who found the body. Victor fights to protect the innocent and bring the real killer to justice. A second murder occurs and Victor's task becomes doubly dangerous: unless he can strip bare the conspiracy behind this intricate series of crimes, he stands to lose his military career--and his life.
The first in the series of Victor Constant Mysteries, starring a tough military policeman who has all the audacity of a Jack Reacher.
Murder at Cirey: A Victor Constant Investigation - available at amazon.com
- File Size: 832 KB
- Print Length: 231 pages
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
- Language: English
I must say I was very impressed with the imagery of this book, I was swept back into the past, with the authors detail of the French culture, government, vivid descriptions of the countryside and architecture. The characters and plot are very well developed, and with a twist early in the story makes this a book that you do not want to put down. I must say that this was well written and with the added love triangle which could lead the reader into one direction as it even misdirects Constant's judgements about Voltaire, is just one great aspect of this novel. If you love a good mystery with a touch of history, then Murder at Cirey: A Victor Constant Investigation is the book for you. I do so hope to see more of Victor Constant, "The County Mounty" of his day and age - saddle up for more adventures.