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Barbara Cleverly , Terry Wale
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1 Feb 2008 Joe Sandilands Murder Mysteries
This is the seventh in the Joe Sandilands murder mystery series. It is set in Folies Bergere, Paris, December 1926. Joe hurries to the assistance of an old friend who has been arrested for murder. In a cell of the Quai des Orfevres he meets with Sir George Jardine, still in the evening dress stained with the blood of the dead man. The only other witness, a blonde who was sharing the victim's box, has vanished. Assistance for Joe comes from an entirely unexpected quarter - Francine, a young usherette, clawing her way into the world of the Paris Music Hall. It is she who becomes Joe's guide through this treacherous place where Joe is sure the killer is lurking.
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  • Audio CD: 10 pages
  • Publisher: Soundings Audio Books; Unabridged edition (1 Feb 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1407900706
  • ISBN-13: 978-1407900704
  • Product Dimensions: 19.7 x 19.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,320,074 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"'Cleverly's (novel) evokes and in some ways surpasses the work of Agatha Christie' Publishers Weekly 'The atmosphere of the dying days of the Raj is colourfully captured' Susanna Yager, Sunday Telegraph 'A great blood and guts blockbuster' Guardian 'Solidly plotted throughout' Literary Review" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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This is the frothiest of the Sandilands series and, I hope, catches some of the spirit of Paris in the late twenties. It's the world of Josephine Baker, Sydney Bechet, Coco Chanel and Georges Simenon; there's a frenetic determination to have fun, to see a show at the Folies, to drink champagne and dance till dawn at a jazz club in Montmartre. But under all the glamour there's a darker world of crime and vice and Joe has to navigate his way through this to solve a series of grotesque murders. Impossible to write about Paris without a love story breaking out and there is one - though an unexpected one!
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3.0 out of 5 stars the weakest of the sandilands mysteries 17 Aug 2008
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If you're new to the series, don't start with this one. You might not read any of Cleverly's other Sandilands novels. Look for one of the books set in India (e.g. The Last Kashmiri Rose) or Tug of War (set in the French countryside). Skip The Bee's Kiss (which also rates only 3 stars). The Indian novels are strengthened by their exotic locales, and Tug of War, while not in an exotic setting, is a richly-textured and satisfying tale, carefully crafted and driven by characters rather than action.

Folly du Jour, set in Paris, tries to rely on fast pace and violence. The author attempts to glamorize things with Lindbergh's arrival in Paris and with Josephine Baker--but these are not successful. There's a sense of confusion, a patching in of elements from previous novels. The Paris underworld, the Apaches, play a major part. It's not quite as corpse-strewn as Hammett's Red Harvest, but it comes close. So what you get seems minimally different from a thousand other pulp-fictionish crime novels, which is sad, since Cleverly has proven herself capable of much better work.

Contrast this with Tug of War, which had one long-dead corpse. There was no action, no violence--which seemed a bit odd, but only at first. That novel was carefully written, and had a beautiful quiet strength. It didn't need shootings, killings, and car chases to achieve its power. The India novels have more action and violence, but it never gets out of hand, and if you pruned out the action and violent episodes, the stories would still have been powerful. Unfortunately, The Bee's Kiss wandered away from these strengths, and Folly du Jour has gotten even further away. So try instead Tug of War or The Last Kashmiri Rose.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Joe in Paris 29 Jan 2014
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This is not one of the best books featuring Joe Sandilands, but despite that quite a good read. I loved the Indian trio and felt that not only were they very good reading, but I learnt quite a lot about Indian and the Raj.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Joe Sandilands adventure! 4 July 2013
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Once again this is an excellent storyline with good characterisation by Barbara Cleverly. Up to her usual standard and gripping from start to finish.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great detective story 3 July 2013
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A great detective story in the usual style of the author it is a good story from start to finish
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another great read 18 Jun 2013
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Good story and good setting the story moves very well and the ending was not what I expected or the killer
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5.0 out of 5 stars French Escapade 8 Jun 2013
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Joe in France and going to the Follies to see Josephine Baker. The start of a great read and keeps you guessing the identity of the killer until the last few pages.
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