Set in fin-de-siècle Paris, the height of the belle époque, this mystery from the author of the Toronto Book Award winner Madame Proust and the Kosher Kitchen revisits France's scandalous Dreyfus Affair from the perspective of a private detective. When an alluring widow comes to him for help, lawyer François Dubon cannot resist her plea to prove her friend Alfred Dreyfus is innocent of espionage—to the chagrin of both Dubon's aristocratic wife Geneviève and his mistress Madeleine.
"An awfully enjoyable romp.... The book moves along at such an admirable clip that it's hard to believe it won't carry on without you if you dare put it down."—Toronto Star