Murder in Montparnasse

By Howard Engel
Read by Ralph Cosham

8.00 Hours 01/01/2001 unabridged
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It’s autumn 1925, and a killer uncannily like England’s Jack the Ripper is stalking the streets of Paris and preying on young women. Michael Ward is a journalist newly arrived to the Left Bank. When he falls in with Jason Waddington, an expatriate American writer who introduces him to the cafe scene and his crowd of writers and artists, Ward soon discovers that Jack de Paris is not the only trouble afoot in the City of Light. Rumor has it that Waddington has written a damaging roman à clef about his friends, and tempers are rising as fear of the killer grips the city. When the body of Laure Duclos is found, it seems their circle has finally been touched by Jack. But Ward has his doubts, and begins to wonder whether Laure was truly Jack de Paris’s latest victim, or if someone else with a grudge against a former lover was using the serial killer as a convenient cover for murder.

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Summary

Summary

It’s autumn 1925, and a killer uncannily like England’s Jack the Ripper is stalking the streets of Paris and preying on young women. Michael Ward is a journalist newly arrived to the Left Bank. When he falls in with Jason Waddington, an expatriate American writer who introduces him to the cafe scene and his crowd of writers and artists, Ward soon discovers that Jack de Paris is not the only trouble afoot in the City of Light. Rumor has it that Waddington has written a damaging roman à clef about his friends, and tempers are rising as fear of the killer grips the city. When the body of Laure Duclos is found, it seems their circle has finally been touched by Jack. But Ward has his doubts, and begins to wonder whether Laure was truly Jack de Paris’s latest victim, or if someone else with a grudge against a former lover was using the serial killer as a convenient cover for murder.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Narrator [Ralph Cosham] does a fine job portraying a multi-continental cast of characters. He effortlessly transports the listener to cafes and bars where conversations transpire over cups of coffee and glasses of wine and reproduces the energy and competitive spirit among the bohemian writers.” AudioFile
“Narrator [Cosham] has a voice of a disenchanted, sophisticated man who can slip into French accents as easily as sipping an espresso in a French café. He is perfect for this story.” Kliatt

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Author Bio: Howard Engel

Howard Engel created the genre of Canadian crime fiction with his Benny Cooperman mystery series. He was the first crime writer to win the Matt Cohen Award for lifetime achievement, along with the Arthur Ellis Award, the Derrick Murdoch Award and the Harbourfront Festival Prize for Canadian Literature, among others. After a stroke left him with the ability to write but not read, he wrote Memory Book, considered to be one of his finest works.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 8.00
Audience: Adult
Language: English