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The Hanged Man: A Mystery in Fin de Siecle Paris

The Hanged Man A Mystery in Fin de Siecle Paris Paris July 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 I

  • Title: The Hanged Man: A Mystery in Fin de Siecle Paris
  • Author: Gary Inbinder
  • ISBN: 9781681771649
  • Page: 205
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 esParis 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 Suret 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.

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    1. “Is perception reality, Étienne?” enquires Inspector Lefebvre on page 7 of Gary Inbinder's latest novel, The Hanged Man: A Mystery in Fin de Siecle Paris.This is a recurring theme in Gary’s novels. In The Flower to the Painter artist Marcia Brownlow dresses shabbily to deceive someone and gain their sympathy. Then she assumes the role of a man and becomes the artist Mark. In his excellent novel, Confessions of the Creature Gary picks up the story of Frankenstein’s creature and gives him [...]

    2. Gary Inbinder's second foray into 19th century Paris begins, appropriately, at a crime scene.A body has been found hanged from a bridge in a Parisian park with a history of violence. First indications are the man was a suicide, but Inspector Achille Lefebvre isn't so sure. The pathologist confirms Achille's suspicion the death was a murder.The victim is identified as a Russian emigre with ties to the anarchist movement. This draws Achille into the dangerous worlds of espionage and international [...]

    3. Pedestrian historical mystery, with all of the hallmarks--lots of showing rather than telling, expository catchup from last book, spotless hero, constant name dropping (Bertiollon and hare brained ID idea, ah, those Toulouse-Lautrec and those left bank hijinks) to set the 1890 scene (by the way, 1890 is not Fin de Siecle) rather than be immersive, requite hero scene with stanard issue loyal but neglected spouse. Set in the awkward scene of French-Russian nascent alliance, with both the French an [...]

    4. Thanks Pegasus Books and netgalley for this ARC.I love this series! It's the quintessential mystery set in my favorite time period in Paris. This is the perfect series to me because it's fresh each time, but like coming home too.

    5. Very good book, I let me sister borrow it after I was done. I doubt she will give it back to me, its ok though.

    6. I received this book along with twoothers by this author from . I liked the first book very much, and this is the second in the series. I liked it even better. these are good mysteries with strong characters and a twisty plot. highly recommend them

    7. Inspector Achille Lefebvre Returns in style!My thanks to my contacts at Pegasus Books, Iris Blasi, Katie McGuire, and Maia Larson, for my review copy of this book. You ladies rock!The Hanged Man is Inbinder’s sequel to The Devil in Montmartre, and stars Inspector Achille Lefebvre of the French Sûreté. The date is July, 1890—the place, Fin-de-siécle Paris.A man has been discovered hanged from a bridge in the Parc des Buttes-Chaumont. There is a suicide note pinned to his body, written in t [...]

    8. Like the intrepid detective he created in The Devil in Monmartre, Gary Inbinder has done it again! His first Inspector Lefebre story was an origins piece, introducing bygone Paris and detailing the malformities of Toulouse-Lautrec, along with the underappreciated benefits of up-and-comping forensics. Now we “get it.” Now we can quickly visualize our honest cop, out-of-the-box “Professor” making a name for himself through old-fashioned detective work (spies, disguises, and tailing a suspe [...]

    9. I would like to thank NetGalley for providing this book for my review. In 1890 Paris, a body is found hanging from a bridge and Inspector Achille Lefebvre finds enough inconsistencies to determine that this was not a suicide. Evidence points to the Russian community, where he discovers a connection between the victim and a group of anarchists. Forced to work with his former partner, now an Inspector with the political brigade that he does not entirely trust, he draws on his own contacts to find [...]

    10. In this second book in the Mystery in Fin de Siecle Paris series, it is 1890 and Inspector Achille Lefebre is investigating the hanging of a man in Montmartre. It appears to be a suicide but clues soon indicate that it was homicide. Before long, Lefebre and his former partner, Inspector Rousseau, find themselves in a case involving anarchists and emigres from Russia. While Rousseau prefers to use brute force and intimidation to gain information, Lefebre prefers more sophisticated and innovative [...]

    11. In mid-summer Paris, a man's body is found hanging from a bridge in a small park. Is it murder or suicide? But wait, there's more : terrorist assassins, police spies and an international plot await detective Achille Lefebvre as he attempts to unwind this fin-de-siecle mystery. I always enjoy historical mysteries and this tale incorporates the historical aspects of forensic science as well: fingerprinting and photography were new to the scene at this time. You can see what a difference these poss [...]

    12. Paris, July 1890, Inspector Achille Lefebvre at The Suicide Bridge, where a dead man was found hanging. Suicide?? Murder?? The Inspector uses new "CSI" techniques & a network of informers to track down both the killers & the "brains" of both a murder, assassination plot & the source of a new high explosive! All this plot is interspersed with personal relationships & Achille's family life to make for a good read!! Many Thanks to Pegasus Books for this Review copy to read.

    13. I received this book in a giveaway. This was another great Inspector Lefebvre novel. There wasn't so much of a shocking plot twist as in the first one, but I still really enjoyed it. Historical fiction is one of my favorite genres, and this did not disappoint.

    14. I really like this book, it was short just over 200 pages but it was good. I like the story and time.

    15. The plot -- an interesting and complex story of political intrigue in 1890 Paris -- was very compelling. The characters, much less so. The various police officials seemed inconsistent in their reactions to events and each other. And the female characters--I know that this was not the 21st century, but they were all either old shrews or sex objects. ugh. This story deserved better things from its characters.

    16. The Hanged Man by Gary Inbinder is a twisted trail of evidence that 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 f [...]

    17. Wish I had my time back. Seemed derivative. Informational stilted dialogue (yes, I know it was the 1800's). Author did the research and by-damned, he was going to incorporate it. Stuck it out because of the honest effort. So eager to get on to the next novel by Lydia Millet. Read one page and sighed in satisfaction.

    18. Frankly I think two stars is a bit generous. I did enjoy the setting, turn of the century Paris was an interesting place, and one the author clearly has knowledge of. I also enjoyed that it was brief. Call me old-fashioned, but I like to get to the end of a mystery and have the mystery be you know, solved. Ideally through some combination of doggedness and brilliance by the protagonist. Without getting too much into spoilers we know pretty much the same amount about the motivations of the antago [...]

    19. A decent French police murder investigation pre WW1. The characters were interesting and the story was not too far out. The author interwove French phrases into the story but it did not detract from understanding the plot even if you have forgotten your high school French. For a writer living in California, the author did a good job giving the book a French flair and feeling of 1890 Paris.

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