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Review and giveaway: The Song Peddler of the Pont Neuf

Laura Lebow

on Tour

October 9-22

with

The Song Peddler

 

The Song Peddler Of The Pont Neuf

(historical mystery)

Release date:
September 4, 2018
at Settecento Press

410 pages

 

MY REVIEW

I have been thoroughly enjoying Laura Lebow’s historical mysteries around the world of operas, see for instance Sent to the Devil. Then she got the great idea to start a new series set in France! I’m thrilled to present to you The Song Peddler of the Pont Neuf and her private detective Paul Gastebois, in this first adventure set in Paris on the eve of the French Revolution.

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Mailbox Monday October 8

 

Mailbox Monday2 It's Monday! What Are You Reading2 WWW Wednesdays 2

Mailbox Monday,
It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?
and WWW Wednesdays

About time to come back to these memes, and as you can see below, I’m going to use it sometimes to insert some much needed short reviews, two today!

BOOK RECEIVED THIS PAST WEEK

The Book Artist
The Book Artist
is the upcoming mystery by Mark Pryor.
SO, I already have a review scheduled for January 2019!!
Like several in the series, the book is set in Paris.
I really enjoy this author.
The last book by him I reviewed was The Sorbonne Affair.

BOOKS JUST READ 

click on the covers to know more about them

The Song Peddler

The Song Peddler of the Pont Neuf

I just finished this fascinating historical novel set in Paris just before the French Revolution.
My review will be published on October 12

 

 

On la trouvait plutot jolie

On la trouvait plutôt jolie

I have been recently really enjoying this French author of mysteries in audiobooks.
This one is very moving, as it is about the situation of emigrants from Africa,
as they try to arrive to France.

As you may know, hundreds die every year in the Mediterranean sea.
This is about Leyli, a mother of 3, who works really hard for the sake of her children.
Her life started really tough, but she went over some hurdles and is almost there!
But sometimes, the past catches up with you…
Add to this some corruption where you would not expect to find it,
and you have an amazing novel, with great twists as Bussi knows so well how to do.

He named his heroine Leyli, based on the song by Pierre Perret called Lily (1977),
I just relistened to it, very moving song on immigrants. Here is a good translation

The book was written in 2017, I’m afraid it has not been translated into English yet.
But some other books by Bussi are available in English such as the amazing After The Crash

Unsheltered

Unsheltered

My review is here

Point Blank

Point Blank

I really enjoy thrillers by Horowitz. The last I reviews was The Word is Murder. So smartly done!

Then I realized that it’s only recently he’s been writing mysteries for adults.
Before that, he was famous for his mysteries for Young Adults, with his hero Alex Rider.

I was curious, and I tried, they are so good as well! They have the same quality of suspense and smart plots.
In volume 1, Stormbreaker,Alex Rider was living with his uncle, until a car accident. Or so was he told.
But Alex is smart, and he knows his uncle would never have forgotten to put on his seatbelt.
He discovers that his uncle was actually working as a spy for the government.
When they realize he knows a lot, they hire him and send him to dangerous missions.

In volume  2, Point Blank, Alex is sent to investigate a special school in the French Alps,
after the fathers of 2 students there have been killed. But this is a very dangerous place…

There’s a lot of suspense, some cool geeky things, to help Alex in his mission, and  man with very original ideas.
I’ll definitely keep reading this series.

CURRENTLY READING

currently reading oct 8

oops, in the text, it should read Higashino!

BOOKS UP NEXT

up next oct 8

CURRENT GIVEAWAYS

  2 books for grab for the October books of the month giveaway
And this children book giveaway open until Nov 3

WHAT ABOUT YOUR READING?

The top 7 books to read in October

Here are

The top 7 books

I plan to read in October!

Click on the covers to know more

CURRENTLY READING

Unsheltered       Modern Orthodox Thinkers

Unsheltered
= the upcoming book by Kingsolver! one of my favorite authors.
BUT! I am at 75% and quite bored!

Modern Orthodox Thinkers
= great short bio and presentation of the main works and ideas
of a score of key modern Orthodox thinkers

READING NEXT

Newcomer    The Song Peddler

The Ship the Saint and the Sailor

Newcomer
= so excited about a new thriller by Higashino!

The Song Peddler of the Pont Neuf
= historical novel set in Paris, by an author I have enjoyed a lot.

The Ship, the Saint, and the Sailor
= I requested this, as it’s about Saint Herman of Alaska, a great Orthodox saint, 
curious what they did with him!

 

CURRENT AND NEXT AUDIOBOOKS

On la trouvait plutot jolie        Ne lâche pas ma main

On la trouvait plutôt jolie
= interesting thriller on the themes of migrants

Ne lâche pas ma main
= next on the list in my Bussi phase!

CURRENT GIVEAWAYS

click on the covers

  Smoking Kills Rodin's Lover
Open all of October

*The Song Peddler

Open from Oct 9-22

Eiffel Tower Orange

HAVE YOU READ
OR ARE YOU PLANNING TO READ
ANY OF THESE?
WHAT ARE YOUR READING PLANS FOR OCTOBER?

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