Book: Murder Without Pity by Steve Habermancategories: Book, Mystery Novel, Paris, Suspense Story, Investigator, Thriller, Paris France, Paris History, Criminal Investigator, Murder Mystery
Steve Habermanabout this book: "Murder Without Pity" is a contemporary mystery, with loud echoes from the past, that reflects today's dangerous times. The story's ebook cover--with the Eiffel Tower, that situates the story in Paris, and its glowering clouds and lightning, which imply something ominous--hints that something big is happening in the City of Light. A state criminal investigator is investigating the murder of a pensioner, who seemed, like many Parisians, to have lived an uneventful life. He didn't, as the investigator soon discovers, and the deeper he digs into this dossier, the more unsettling it becomes.
To write it, I read up on Paris, which hasn't always lived up to its glamorous reputation, unfortunately. I also visited it several times to get a feel for its daily routine so that I could use my findings in the tale.
I have no particular reader profile in mind. Anyone really, regardless of income or educational level, can read the story. He/She only has to have an interest in what's going on in Europe today, that's all. Having an interest in the past also helps. It's not as dry as some would have you believe, but it can be quite unsettling, I'll have to admit.
What did I learn, writing "Murder Without Pity"? There are those who will learn from history, and those who haven't and never will because they don't want to.
• "...will hold your attention...a puzzle to keep you guessing. Recommended and guaranteed to keep you reading." Anne K. Edwards, MysteryFiction.net
• "The descriptions of a foggy, depressed city add beautifully to the drama...the characters are vivid and distinctive...exciting. Nancy Morris, AllBooks Reviews
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