Summer Read: Award-Winning Paris Mystery Now in Paperback

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This week, mystery and thriller publisher Le French Book is releasing the paperback version of the award-winning international bestseller The 7th Woman, a Paris Homicide mystery by Frédérique Molay. It's an edge-of-your-seat summer read.

The 7th Woman, an edge-of-your-seat summer read

An edge-of-your-seat summer read

A slick, highly realistic, and impeccably crafted thriller.

Combine a gritty police procedural, forensics and that je ne sais quoi only found in Paris and you get The 7th Woman by Frédérique Molay, who has been called “the French Michael Connelly.” This book won France’s most prestigious crime fiction award—the Prix du Quai des Orfèvres—going on to become an international bestseller. Now in paperback, it’s coming to bookstores across the country this month.

A serial killer is on the loose in Paris, stumping the city’s top detectives. Chief of Police Nico Sirsky—who’s got an ex-wife, a teenage son and a budding love story—races against the clock to solve the murders as they get closer and closer to his inner circle. Will he resist the pressure? With the suspense of the movie Seven and CSI-like details, it gives a whole new dimension to Paris.

Paris mystery author Cara Black liked the “ratcheting tension” and NYT bestseller Robert Dugoni enjoyed the “lightning-quick plot”—he likened Sirsky to Renko in Gorky Park. This is a book for fans of police procedurals and forensics and mystery readers who enjoy international settings. It's grittier than Simenon, but the hero Sirsky works in the same mythic headquarters and is rather nostalgic about his predecessor.

“Molay uses meticulous police procedure and forensics to bolster gripping scenes of terror. Let’s hope more installments from this series cross the ocean soon.”–Booklist

“Well-drawn characters and ratcheting tension won’t let you put the book down. I read this in one sitting.” – Paris mystery writer Cara Black

“Frédérique Molay is the French Michael Connelly.” –Jean Miot, Agence France Press

“A taut and terror-filled thriller with a lightning-quick, sinister plot. Inspector Nico Sirsky is every bit as engaging and dogged as Arkady Renko in Gorky Park.”–New York Times bestselling author Robert Dugoni

“Author Frédérique Molay does a superb job of building the suspense in overt and subtle ways...Don’t pick this book up unless you’re planning to read for a while because, I assure you, you won’t be able to put it down.” –

“A slick, highly realistic, and impeccably crafted thriller. Likable characters, outstanding pacing, and unexpected plot twists that keep readers guessing throughout…an extraordinary, hard-hitting novel.” – ForeWord Reviews

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