Folly Du Jour

Folly Du Jour

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Random House, Inc.
Praise for Barbara Cleverly:

“Spectacular and dashing, spellbinding.”—The New York Times Book Review

“Smashing . . . marvelously evoked.”—Chicago Tribune

“A historical mystery that has just about everything.”—Denver Post

“Cleverly maintains the high standards set by earlier Sandilands tales, blending a sophisticated whodunit with full-blooded characters and a revealing look at her chosen time and place.”—Publishers Weekly (starred)

“Atmospheric . . . intricately plotted.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Evocative narrative, sensitive characterizations, artful dialogue, and masterly plottings.”—Library Journal

“Cleverly combines a colorful historical setting with a complex plot and well-developed characters.”—Booklist

“Delightfully surprising.”—Mystery News

This seventh book in the Joe Sandilands murder mystery series is set at the Folies-Bergère, Paris, in December 1926. Joe hurries to the assistance of an old friend who has been arrested for murder there. In a cell at the Quai des Orfèvres, he meets with Sir George Jardine, still in the evening clothes stained with the blood of the dead man. The only other witness, a blonde who was sharing the victim’s box, has vanished. Joe receives assistance from an entirely unexpected quarter—Francine, a young usherette, clawing her way into the world of the Paris Music Hall. She becomes Joe’s guide through this treacherous place, where Joe is sure the killer is lurking.

Barbara Cleverly was born in northern England, graduated from Durham University, and now lives in Cambridge. Her debut,The Last Kashmiri Rose, was a New York Times Notable Book of 2002.

Baker & Taylor
Arriving in Paris for an Interpol conference, Joe Sandilands is called to assist his old friend, Sir George Jardine, who has been arrested for murder.

Perseus Publishing
The seventh in the Joe Sandilands series by a Crime Writers' Association Historical Dagger Award winner.

Praise for Barbara Cleverly:

“Spectacular and dashing, spellbinding.”—The New York Times Book Review

“Smashing . . . marvelously evoked.”—Chicago Tribune

“A historical mystery that has just about everything.”—Denver Post

“Cleverly maintains the high standards set by earlier Sandilands tales, blending a sophisticated whodunit with full-blooded characters and a revealing look at her chosen time and place.”—Publishers Weekly (starred)

“Atmospheric . . . intricately plotted.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Evocative narrative, sensitive characterizations, artful dialogue, and masterly plottings.”—Library Journal

“Cleverly combines a colorful historical setting with a complex plot and well-developed characters.”—Booklist

“Delightfully surprising.”—Mystery News

This seventh book in the Joe Sandilands murder mystery series is set at the Folies-Bergère, Paris, in December 1926. Joe hurries to the assistance of an old friend who has been arrested for murder there. In a cell at the Quai des Orfèvres, he meets with Sir George Jardine, still in the evening clothes stained with the blood of the dead man. The only other witness, a blonde who was sharing the victim’s box, has vanished. Joe receives assistance from an entirely unexpected quarter—Francine, a young usherette, clawing her way into the world of the Paris Music Hall. She becomes Joe’s guide through this treacherous place, where Joe is sure the killer is lurking.

Barbara Cleverly was born in northern England, graduated from Durham University, and now lives in Cambridge. Her debut, The Last Kashmiri Rose, was a New York Times Notable Book of 2002.



Blackwell North Amer
It's springtime in Paris and Joe Sandilands has just flown in to attend an Interpol conference. To his annoyance, he is at once diverted to the Quai des Orfevres where a fellow Englishman has been arrested for murder. In a cell at police headquarters he is devastated by the spectacle of his old friend Sir George Jardine, still in evening dress stained with the blood of the man he is alleged to have knifed to death during a performance at the Folies Bergere the previous evening. George has been beaten by his interrogators and is in a sorry state. Why, then, is he so reluctant to confide in Joe. the one man who believes in his innocence?

Publisher: New York : Soho/Constable, 2008
Edition: 1st US ed
ISBN: 9781569475133
156947513X
Characteristics: 288 p. ; 23 cm

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The seventh book in the Detective Joe Sandilands series

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