Extraordinary People: A stunning cold-case mystery from the bestselling author of The Lewis Trilogy (The Enzo Files Book 1)

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Extraordinary People: A stunning cold-case mystery from the bestselling author of The Lewis Trilogy (The Enzo Files Book 1)

Extraordinary People: A stunning cold-case mystery from the bestselling author of The Lewis Trilogy (The Enzo Files Book 1)

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It is still a good read, it is still four stars, but it was not as mind blowing as the Lewis Trilogy or quite as enjoyable as Entry Island. Full details of your rights under the Distance Selling Regulations are available in the UK from your local Citizens' Advice Bureau or your Local Authority's Trading Standards Office. In Extraordinary People, we meet a middle-aged man, Scots but living in France, a college biology professor who used to be a well known and respected forensic scientist in his native country, a man with grown daughters, one Scotch, one French.

I particularly like the way the author blends geography with history – from pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago, to the Knights Templar and Napoleon.

But it’s actually a lot more engaging than that probably makes it sound, mainly due to the characters of Enzo himself and his friends and family, particularly his daughter Sophie and her boyfriend, Bertrand. Enzo, our sleuth, an ex-pat Scotsman living and teaching in France, has wagered that he could solve a cold case crime. Divorced in Scotland and widowed in France, he has an estranged Scottish daughter and a French daughter he has raised by himself.

Entry Island was an interesting read, and whilst not up to the standard of the Lewis Trilogy it was still an enjoyable four stars. The white board approach to solving the crime was fun and interesting, it gave insight as to how connections were being made between the clues. Enzo comes to Paris to meet journalist Roger Raffin, the author of a book on seven celebrated unsolved murders, the assumption being that Gaillard is dead. I always enjoy a good back-story, I enjoy the moments in which we get to see our main characters outside of their mystery-solving element, yet I don’t want this to overshadow the actual story telling of the mystery.The long, glass-topped boats of the bateau mouches below the Pont de l”alma opposite rose and fell gently on the wash. Deep in the catacombs below the city, he unearths dark clues deliberately set - and as he draws closer to the killer, discovers that he is to be the next victim. I enjoyed May’s series set on the Isle of Lewis, and this one perked my interest, being set in France and mentioning the Paris catacombs. He seeks the input of journalist Roger Raffin, who has recently published a book on the case and, together with Raffin's ex-partner Charlotte - a forensic psychologist - they team up to follow a series of tantalising but grisly clues. When DNA confirms the skull is Gaillard’s, Enzo examines the items accompanying it for clues to the whereabouts of the rest of the body.

He turns beneath the nine metre span of the only remaining screen in all of Paris, a delicate tracery of stone carving and spiral staircase curling around slender columns soaring into blackness, and he stops beneath Christ on the cross, a calvary taken from the chapel of the Ècole Polytechnique to replace a predecessor destroyed during the Revolution. To say the investigation is cold is an understatement, but the challenge might be exactly what he needs to get his career off the side track and back on the fast track. There are six books in the series, and I have the second one, The Critic, nestled on my shelves, ready to be plucked up whenever I feel like joining Enzo for another investigation. fb, μπορώ να θυμηθώ την κολλητή μου να πηγαίνει στη Βενετία κι εμείς επειδή δεν είχαμε χρήματα, την εξερευνήσαμε με το google.Looking back she realised she wasn't finished, so with her cantaloupe melons pushing against her shirt, she wrote more words in circles and drew arrows pointing to 'this book', 'predictable', 'one dimensional women', 'irritating daughters - who you don't mind dying', 'stereotypes', 'poorly written' and finally 'random unnecessary French words'. This tiny isle off the coast of Brittany is the scene of a murder left shrouded in mystery and grief. First up is the disappearance – and presumed death – of a man who went missing in Paris 20 years ago.



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