The Paris Enigma

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The Paris Enigma

By Pablo De Santis

Harper Perennial, Paperback, 9780061479687, 244pp.

Publication Date: December 8, 2009

Description
In the tradition of Caleb Carr's The Alienist and Eric Larsen's The Devil in the White City comes The Paris Enigma, a gripping tale of murder and the art of crime solving. Written in a strikingly original voice, and poignantly evoking a world about to lose its innocence forever, The Paris Enigma features two detectives who find themselves in a race against time around glorious fin de siecle Paris, encountering all manner of secret societies and solving philosophical puzzles, while also trying to save a dangerously beautiful woman.


Praise For The Paris Enigma

“Luminous...a tightly spun thriller...Mr. De Santis effortlessly incorporates important historical events (the building of the tower and the World’s Fair) into his narrative, as well as capturing the turn-of-the-century uneasiness over the emergence of the machine age.”
-Wall Street Journal

“[An] outstanding puzzler. . . . De Santis adroitly explores such issues as the difference between image and reality while providing intelligent and entertaining discussions of alternate approaches to detection.”
-Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“[A] beguiling historical whodunit . .. .”
-New York Times Book Review

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