Thursday, May 15, 2014
Review: THE PARIS LAWYER by Sylvie Granotier
An intriguing and complexly plotted French mystery, in its first translation into English. I liked especially the psychology underpinning this novel: the "front face" of the mystery is a felonious crime in rural France, engaging the attention and investigation of a talented Parisian defense attorney. The "real" mystery lives on inside the mind of lawyer Catherine Monsigny, an exemplar of the persistence of memory--the scarce remembrance of the murder of her mother.