The Prisoner of the Riviera

In postwar France, young painter Francis Bacon finds that surviving his vacation may be a long shot.

By Janice Law Read by Paul Ansdell Fiction / History - European / LGBTQIA / Mystery & Thrillers English, Unabridged 7h 1m Sell Sheet
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6 Audio CDs December 13, 2016 $59.99 $47.99 9781520051420 Add to Cart
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Part 2 of the Francis Bacon Mysteries series.

							Peace has come to England and the blackout is over, but the gloom has yet to lift from London. One night, leaving a gambling club where he has run up a considerable tab, the young painter Francis Bacon, accompanied by his lover, sees a man gunned down in the street. Soon afterward, Bacon receives a strange offer from the club owner: He will erase Bacon's debts if the painter delivers a package to the dead man's widow on the Riviera. What gambler could resist a trip to Monte Carlo? The Riviera may be lovely, but in 1945, its sun-drenched beaches can be just as dark as the back alleys of London.

"Artist-sleuth Francis, unflappable and acidly witty, is the star of [Janice Law's] latest nimble historical mystery series...Law's crisp, wry humor, surreptitious revelations of France's deep partisan wounds, and great affection for the marvelously resourceful, suave, and irreverent Francis make for a delectably clever tale." - Booklist

"A writer who mixes venerated clue-chasing techniques with...political dynamite." - Hartford Courant

"Law is close to perfect in presenting the timeless charms of the Riviera, and she's just as satisfying in shaping Bacon as a reluctant but brave and somewhat lucky sleuth. At the same time, she never allows us to lose sight of Bacon as an emerging artist of immense gifts." - Toronto Star