Steven Levingston digs up a doozy of a case, involving mesmeric murderess Gabrielle Bompard, an international manhunt, and a cast of Gallic sleuths, criminals and shocked citizens. A Discover Great New Writers selection.
In the summer of 1913, two brilliant minds -- a gentleman thief and a talented detective -- squared off when the "Mona Lisa of Pearls" disappeared in transit from Paris to London. This captivating account of the ensuing game of cat-and-mouse evokes the heist classics of Hitchcock and Hammett.
In the summer of 2000, Lucie Blackman, a young British woman living in Japan, was abducted from the streets of Tokyo and found dismembered the following winter. Award-winning foreign correspondent Richard Lloyd Perry peers into the seedy underworld that swallowed her up and recounts the trial of her killer in this gripping true crime narrative.