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The Prisoner of the Riviera (The Francis Bacon Mysteries Book 2) by [Janice Law]
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Editorial Reviews


“A writer who mixes venerated clue-chasing techniques with . . . political dynamite.” —Hartford Courant

“Law draws a sympathetic, even tender study of a self-centered but essentially decent soul in the kind of torment that isn’t the least poetic.” —The New York Times on The Lost Diaries of Iris Weed

“Law powerfully evokes . . . uneasiness and rising tension, all in a narrative style sometimes verging on the poetic but always suspenseful.” —Kirkus Reviews on The Night Bus

“Law does a bangup job of recreating London during the Blitz and portraying real-life artist Francis Bacon as an unlikely sleuth.” —Publishers Weekly on Fires 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

“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

About the Author

Janice Law (b. 1941) is an acclaimed author of mystery fiction. The Watergate scandal inspired her to write her first novel, The Big Payoff, which introduced Anna Peters, a street-smart young woman who blackmails her boss, a corrupt oil executive. The novel was a success, winning an Edgar nomination, and Law went on to write eight more in the series, including Death Under Par and Cross-Check. Law has written historical mysteries, standalone suspense, and, most recently, the Francis Bacon Mysteries, which include The Prisoner of the Riviera, winner of the 2013 Lambda Literary Gay Mystery Award. She lives and writes in Connecticut.

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  • Publication Date : December 10, 2013
  • Publisher : Road (December 10, 2013)
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print Length : 232 pages
  • File Size : 1525 KB
  • ASIN : B00EP6PBG8
  • Language: : English
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Lending : Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.0 out of 5 stars 9 ratings