In 1924 Paris, a city teeming with would-be poets, writers, and painters, Hector Lassiter is crossing the Pont Neuf when he hears a body fall into the Seine—the first in a string of brutal murders that soon enshroud the City of Light. Frantic to stop the killings (for the victims are all literary magazine editors), Gertrude Stein gathers every crime and mystery writer she knows, including Hector, his best friend Ernest Hemingway, and the darkly mysterious lady novelist Brinke Devlin.
"Edgar-nominated author [Craig] McDonald takes such care to describe the American literary expatriate community in Paris in the years after World War I that readers will feel as if they are walking alongside Hemingway and his buddies as they look for a vicious killer. Certain to attract Hemingway afficionados and readers who enjoy hard-boiled historical crime fiction."—Library Journal