Saturday, July 14, 2012

Bastille Day: Mysteries set in France

Happy Bastille Day (La Fete Nationale)!  Celebrate--read a mystery set in France!

Mystery Readers Journal has had two issues devoted to France. Mystery Readers Journal Volume 16:2 Mysteries set in France and the most recent issue Mysteries Set in France, Volume 28, No. 1, Spring 2012. Buy this back issue! Available in hardcopy or as a downloadable PDF.

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Table of Contents: Volume 28: No 1
A Brief Panorama of Early French Crime Fiction by Jean-Marc Lofficier
Sex and the Country: Some Thoughts on Pierre Magnan by Peter Rozovsky
An Interview with Sîan Reynolds by Peter Rozovsky
My Affair With the Birthplace of Crime Fiction by Bernadette Bean
Tale of Two Dominiques by Cary Watson
The Father of the Detective Story: Emile Gaboriau by Nina Cooper

Passion, Bloodshed, Desire, and Death by Susanne Alleyn
How I Got Into My Life of Crime French Style by Cara Black
Honest! I Was in Paris Working Very Hard! by Rick Blechta
Having a Nice Time? by Rhys Bowen
Inspector Aliette Nouvelle by John Brooke
The French Adventure of a Full-time Lawyer and Part-time Fool by Alan Gordon
Escape From Paris by Carolyn Hart
Maggie MacGowen Goes to France by Wendy Hornsby
France on Berlin Time by J. Robert Janes
Experiencing Provence by M.L. Longworth
Writing a French Police Series by Adrian Magson
France, the Write Country by Peter May
Travel + Fiction: You Want to Go There by Lise McClendon
Hemingway's Paris Remains 'A Moveable Feast' by Craig McDonald
Inspired by the "Where" by Tom Mitcheltree
It's All About Me? by Sharan Newman
Drinking Tea From a Bowl: Getting France Right by D-L Nelson
Mysteries Set in France: Vive la Différence! by Katherine Hall Page
Provence—To Die For by Renée Paley-Bain
Mick Jagger, Kirs Royales, and Paris by P.J. Parrish
Paris Shadows by M.J. Rose
Diplomatic Mystery by William S. Shepard
Alpine Beach: My French Connection by Susan Steggall
She Lost Her Head in La Belle France by Nancy Means Wright

Crossword: The French Connection by Verna Suit
Mystery in Retrospect: Reviews by Lesa Holstine, L.J. Roberts, Alana White, Marlyn Beebe
Children's Hour: Where's Madeleine? by Gay Toltl Kinman
In Short: Glimpses of France by Marvin Lachman
The Art of French Crime by Cathy Pickens
Crime Seen: Le Crime Vu by Kate Derie
Mysteries Set in France by British Authors by Philip Scowcroft
From the Editor's Desk by Janet A. Rudolph

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1 comment:

Thomas Fortenberry said...

Nice and welcome overview! Glad to see two of my fav French-setting mystery authors mentioned. Cara Black's Aimee Leduc series is so fresh and fun, yet Janes' Kohler-St-Cyr WWII series is much darker and more serious but my absolute fav.

Thanks again!