The Rhetoric of Death
An "amazing"* debut historical novel (*Ariana Franklin, national betselling author of Grave Goods) Paris, 1686: When The Bishop of Marseilles discovers that his young cousin Charles du Luc, former soldier and half-fledged Jesuit, has been helping heretics escape the king's dragoons, the bishop... show more
An "amazing"* debut historical novel (*Ariana Franklin, national betselling author of Grave Goods) Paris, 1686: When The Bishop of Marseilles discovers that his young cousin Charles du Luc, former soldier and half-fledged Jesuit, has been helping heretics escape the king's dragoons, the bishop sends him far away-to Paris, where Charles is assigned to assist in teaching rhetoric and directing dance at the prestigious college of Louis le Grand. Charles quickly embraces his new life and responsibilities. But on his first day, the school's star dancer disappears from rehearsal, and the next day another student is run down in the street. When the dancer's body is found under the worst possible circumstances, Charles is determined to find the killer in spite of being ordered to leave the investigation.
Publish date: October 5th 2010
Publisher: Berkley Trade
Pages no: 376
Edition language: English
, Adult Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Mystery
, 17th Century
Series: Charles Du Luc (#1)
bookshelves: published-2010, under-500-ratings, paper-read, one-penny-wonder, series, first-in-series, mystery-thriller, historical-fiction, france, summer-2015, protestant, roman-catholic, religion, art-forms, paris Recommended to Bettie☯ by: Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Read from May 27 to A...
The end saved this book. The mystery was a decent one but the book itself could have been about 100 pages shorter.
Charles du Luc, a Jesuit maitre (he has not yet taken his final vows) is on his way to the Jesuit school of Louis le Grand, in the Latin Quarter of Paris, in the summer of 1686. He has just helped his Protestant cousin Petronelle and her daughter across the border to Geneva. (They were in danger f...
Book 1, in the Charles Du Luc seriesThis debut novel is a patchwork of known events and a lot of imagination by a very active mind. This historical fiction spins a tale of interesting and rich details set in the sumptuous Paris of the 17th century France. The opening act is staged at the college of ...