Treasure of Saint-Lazare was chosen the top historical mystery in the Readers' Favorite 2014 writing competition.
An engaging mystery about lost Nazi war loot and contemporary murders that recalls other popular international thrillers of the past decade. (Kirkus)
Pearce weaves richly textured descriptions of life in Paris through an intricate plot with believable, well-drawn characters. Overall, this is a satisfying mystery, a surprising love story, and an up close look into the dark days of Europe as WWII drew to a close. (Reviewed by Sharon Fawley for Readers' Favorite)
I was intrigued by the Monuments Men link to the story. The action switches between two cities I know and love: Paris and Sarasota, Florida. The characters are engaging and the pace of the action is very good. (Helen Schwartz)
... lovers of old Paris will be thrilled to visit the modern city that the author knows and describes with deep feeling for its enduring charms. Other reviewers have well sketched the plot. Let this one vouch for the characterizations, the authentic description, and the compelling narration. (Bill Carrigan)
I literally could not put it down. Characters were so well described that they seemed to be in the room with me. (Phillip Lisk)
This is one of those works where you go beyond the book, straight into the world that's been created for you. (Bea Kylene Jumarang)
I've never been to Paris until now. This is an entertaining, well written book. I recommend it highly. In fact I can picture Tom Hanks starring in the movie... (Joe Corso, author of The Starlight Club)
Great writing, great location descriptions, great characters and a wonderful story.....I'm glad I got it... (Donald G. Schofield)
From the Author
Treasure of Saint-Lazare has its roots in my love of Paris and my experiences over the years as a journalist in Europe and Washington. Some of its plot goes back to my days as a police reporter on a daily newspaper and a TV station.
Even though it covers much ground -- from my current home of Sarasota, FL, to my part-time home of Paris, to Poland during the war, it is at heart a novel of Paris.