"As nuanced as a dry martini and as evocative as Proust's madeleine, Joseph Goodrich's The Paris Manuscript explores the intersection of art, passion, and deception with perceptive elegance." Erica Obey, author of Dazzle Paint. "A remarkable triumph. Not to be missed."
An aging journalist attempts to recapture lost time. He was young, in Paris, with the woman he loved more than anything . . . who may have committed murder. Edgar-winner Joseph Goodrich's debut novel introduces an unlikely sleuth who is a master of remembrance.
In this stylishly written fiction by the author of Unusual Suspects and Blood Relations: The Selected Letters of Ellery Queen (1947-1950), memory and reality tug for dominance as characters try to untangle a murder in the chaotic days after World War I.
"The Paris Manuscript doesn't waste a word: a bone-deep portrait . . . evoked with the restraint and clarity of Simenon." Gordon Dahlquist, NY Times best-selling author
"A suspenseful, elegantly told tale of death, desire and history. The evocation of Paris in the wake of the Great War is utterly convincing. A gem of a mystery." Peter Quinn, author of the Fintan Dunne trilogy