Danger in Paris

A Mystery

by Erwin Hargrove



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/28/2015

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 152
ISBN : 9781480813922
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 152
ISBN : 9781480813939

About the Book

In 1988, Vanderbilt University professor John Page and his wife, Julie, move to Paris to accept a one-year teaching appointment. He decides to take advantage of his European location and do some research into his mother’s life in Paris in the 1920s.

He meets an old friend of his mother’s, who refers him to some of their French circle. Excited to find so many good clues into an enduring family mystery, he and Julie meet several of his mother’s friends in Paris. Then he receives a letter that changes everything:

“If you know what is good for you, you will stay away and
stop any attempt to dig up the past.”

Spooked but ultimately undaunted, their investigation takes them deeper into his family’s history. They then hear the heartbreaking news that their new friend Claude Picard has been murdered in his Paris apartment. Inspector Jules Lavin of the Surete takes charge of the case. Despite the increased scrutiny, an attempt is made on the life of Picard’s daughter Lily.

John risks his life in Algiers as part of the investigation.

About the Author

Erwin Hargrove is a retired professor of political science at Vanderbilt University. The author of several books on the American presidency and a novel entitled American Journeys, A Story of Three Lives, he drew inspiration from a true tale from his own mother’s Parisian life for Danger in Paris.