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

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With travel being impossible for most of us these days, the extra effort made me feel as if I were actually on a trip to Paris. MEET ENZO MACLEOD, AND BEGIN THE ADDICTIVE COLD-CASE SERIES FROM THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE LEWIS TRILOGY AND COFFIN ROAD. The plot is undeniably cleverly-constructed, and although I didn’t make any serious attempt to follow the clues or check any of the workings out, it had a reasonable ring of authenticity. I had previously read his series based in China where I learnt so much about the culture as well as enjoying the series. 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'. 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.We will process the refund due to you as soon as possible and, in any case within thirty (30) days of the day we confirm via e-mail that you are entitled to a refund for defective goods. The series focuses around a Scottish-Italian living in Paris, Enzo Macleod who is a forensic biology professor at a university. The main character, Enzo, has already enjoyed an amazing life with two daughters by different mothers, a divorced wife, a dead mistress and a drastic career change resulting in moving to another country. Without revealing the plot, it is has some of the best aspects of the tradition “cozy” mystery salted with bits of puzzles, romance and sexual situations for entertainment. Seven years with Strathclyde police in Glasgow, the last two as head of biology, covering everything from blood pattern interpretation at major crime scenes, to analysis of hairs and fibers.

While the book wasn't a classic it did manage to set the scene for the series and introduce the major characters. Enzo is interesting and likeable but in the end Bertrand takes the prize for the strongest, fastest and totally best character. Fourteen years later, during a summer heatwave, a drought exposed her remains - bleached bones amid the scorched mud and slime. I thoroughly enjoyed reading Extraordinary People (also published as Dry Bones), an adventure-thriller set in various beguiling locations around France. Peter May’s series featuring former forensics expert Enzo Macleod, a Scotsman living in France, started with Extraordinary People, first published in the USA in 2006 and now brought to a UK audience by Quercus.Competently written, but full of the improbable leaps of logic that bedevil a lot of wilder detective fiction. When the unusual opportunity arises for him to go to Paris to investigate the famed disappearance and presumed death of the brilliant, high flying academic and political advisor Jacques Gaillard, he jumps at the chance. The brilliant teacher who trained some of France's best and brightest at the Ecole Nationale d'Administration as future Prime Ministers and Presidents vanished ten years ago, presumably from Paris. Entry Island was an interesting read, and whilst not up to the standard of the Lewis Trilogy it was still an enjoyable four stars.

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