I literally read it in about a day. It held my interest, but was ultimately unsatisfying in some ways. When I realized what it was, I began to read more slowly to make it last. You can see more at plsteiner. The conclusion works for Morgon but leaves an opening that sets up a subsequent thriller in the series.
When the Chinese Government builds a zoo to house these dragons for the world to see, the beasts prove much more difficult to handle than normal animals. The characters are uninteresting and unlikeable. But every turn of the road reveals new mysteries, and the resolution is a shock. This book was written to be a movie-almost a slower paced Bourne Identity for the older generation. Morgon is a fascinating character, recognizable in all his vanity and paranoia.
He thought that he had found happiness. Steiner has introduced an intriguing, complicated man who spends the first part of his life doing all that is expected and the second half what truly makes him happy. Chinese scientists have discovered the existence of dragons, previously thought to exist only in legends. He has this scene with a gypsy guy that had weird overtones of Jean Genet. The anonymous corpse is apparently that of an Algerian terrorist whose throat has been slit, yet his unbloodied face is as peaceful as the blue sky overhead. Further research reveals that in later printings they change the title from A French Country Murder to Le Crime. Louis follows the same routines every morning carrying his breakfast out to the terrace only this day he is greeted by the corpse of a black man.
He knows who the murderer is. This seems peculiar to Renard, but not to Louis. It does so in the shape of a dead man. This is a fun quick read. Non-librarians are welcome to join the group as well, to comment or request changes to book records.
When I realized what it was, I began to read more slowly to make it last. When it puts his beloved neighbor in da A French Country Murder Louis Morgon 1 by Peter Steiner is set in the contemporary French countryside. The cat and mouse game begins in earnest with the end result being, in Morgon's opinion, his own death. And there is very little he or Renard or anyone else can do. Louis knows to survive he must return to Washington to gather information and challenge one of the most powerful and highly regarded people in the world. His throat has been slit.
His throat has been slit. This book supposedly fits two genres: French countryside mystery and political thriller. This seems peculiar to Renard, but not to Louis. He quickly determines that his old boss Hugh Bowes-now the Secretary of State is somehow responsible for the murder and travels back to the U. There was way too much exposition and telling the reader what the character was thinking and feeling. A French Country Murder is a story of political intrigue, corruption and jealousy. Louis Morgon is an expat American holed up in a little village in France.
Louis finds himself on a lonely and dangerous journey of self-discovery. But it has some very good moments, and the characters are all interesting. Peter Steiner I wrote a new Louis Morgon last year, a sequel to The Capitalist, in which we get to know a little about Louis Morgon's childhood. He knows who the murderer is. Let's hope Peter Steiner puts his drawing pens down long enough to writer more. And there is very little he or Renard or anyone else can do. Instead of power or influence, he has only his own past.
Morgon is a fascinating character, recognizable in all his vanity and paranoia. This inviting thriller is a David vs. This book was later published as Le Crime. A dead body is dumped on his front porch one night. Nothing is as it appears. He danced with the heavyset innkeeper's wife and felt strangely aroused.