J. Robert Janes
A St-Cyr and Kohler investigation set in Occupied Paris during World War II.St-Cyr of the S?ret? and Kohler of the Gestapo are ordered to investigate a bank robbery, but they would prefer to look for a missing neighbor, Joanne LaBelle. She responded to an advertisement seeking a beautiful girl between the ages of 18 and 22, with long hair and brown eyes, to be a model l-- mannequin. Now Joanne has vanished. The robbery of the Cr?dit Lyonnais and the case of the missing girl begin to dovetail. Was Joanne kidnapped because she witnessed the theft? Or is there something even more sinister involve
Canadian writer J. Robert Janes's series of mysteries set in occupied France in 1942 are very popular in his native country and in England, and it's not hard to see why. Jean-Louis St-Cyr and Hermann Kohler--an elegant, acerbic French policeman and a massive, lumbering, surprisingly compassionate gestapo agent--are an unlikely but extremely effective team of detectives. Here, they investigate the murder of a woman who discovered a historic art treasure of extreme importance to the Nazi cause--and whose death might be a dangerous embarrassment for everyone involved.
In a freezing Paris in 1942, St Cyr and Kohler are investigating a missing shipment of honey. A beekeeper in Belleville has been murdered; his widow has connections she would rather not go into; and the ramifications of the case stretch all the way to Switzerland and Stalingrad.
St-Cyr and Kohler are shipped out to Avignon to investigate the violent death of a young aristocrat: she was a singer aspiring to join the Madrigal group. Amidst a heady brew of sex, politics and professional jealousy, St-Cyr must discover the truth - with some help from the dead.