The Hanged Man (Hardcover)

A Mystery in Fin de Siecle Paris

By Gary Inbinder

Pegasus Books, 9781681771649, 352pp.

Publication Date: August 9, 2016

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (9/10/2019)
Compact Disc (2/11/2020)
MP3 CD (2/11/2020)

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Like many fin de siecle Parisians, Inspector Achille Lefebvre is looking forward to a pleasant summer holiday at a seaside resort with his wife, Adele—but a body found hanging from a bridge in a public park interferes with the inspector's plans.

Paris: July, 1890. Inspector Achille Lefebvre and his wife Adele are enjoying their stay at a seaside resort—until a body found hanging from a bridge in a public park demands the Inspector's attention.

Is it suicide or murder? A twisted trail of evidence draws Inspector Lefebvre into a shadowy underworld of international intrigue, espionage, and terrorism. Time is of the essence; pressure mounts on the Sureté to get results. Achille's chief orders him to work with his former partner, Inspector Rousseau, now in charge of a special unit in the newly formed political brigade. But can Achille trust the detective who let him down in another case?

Inspector Lefebvre uses innovative forensics and a network of police spies to uncover a secret alliance, a scheme involving the sale of a cutting-edge high explosive, and an assassination plot that threatens to ignite a world war.

About the Author

Gary Inbinder is the author of The Devil in Montmartre and The Hanged Man and his fiction, articles, and essays have appeared in Bewildering Stories, Halfway Down the Stairs, The Absent Willow Review, Morpheus Tales, Litsnack, Touchstone Magazine, and other publications. He is a member of both the Historical Novel Society and the Bewildering Stories Editorial Review Board. He lives in Woodland Hills, California.

Praise For The Hanged Man: A Mystery in Fin de Siecle Paris

A wonderfully atmospheric period policiere.

The setting is intriguing, and the plot especially so. It has tension, well-done action scenes and a likable main character.

Details take the reader back to the beginnings of the modern era, both in life and detective work.