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Frédérique Molay,

author of

The 7th Woman,


Crossing The Line

presented on France Book Tours,
is coming back with her latest thriller!

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Author Frédérique Molay

on Tour

January 15 – February 3


The City of Blood

[police procedural / thriller]

(translated by Jeffrey Zuckerman)

 Release date: January 20, 2015
at Le French Book

212 pages

ISBN: 978-1939474186

Website | Goodreads




When a major Parisian modern art event gets unexpected attention on live TV, Chief of Police Nico Sirsky and his team of elite crime fighters rush to La Villette park and museum complex. There, renowned artist Samuel Cassian is inaugurating the first archeological dig of modern art, twenty-seven years after burying the leftovers of a banquet. In front of reporters from around the world, excavators uncover a skeleton. Could it be the artist’s own son? And does that death have anything to do with the current string of nightclub murders by the “Paris Butcher”? On the site of the French capital’s former slaughterhouses, the investigation takes Nico and France’s top criminal investigation division from artists’ studios to autopsy theaters and nightclubs in hopes of tracking down the murderer who has turned this Paris park into a city of blood. [provided by the publisher]




Frederique MolayCalled, “the French Michael Connelly,” Frédérique Molay graduated from France’s prestigious Science Po
and began her career in politics and the French administration.
She worked as chief of staff for the deputy mayor of Saint-Germain-en-Laye,
and then was elected to the local government in Saône-et-Loire.
Meanwhile, she spent her nights pursing a passion for writing she had nourished since she wrote her first novel at the age of eleven.
The first in the Paris Homicide series, The 7th Woman,
won France’s most prestigious crime fiction award and went on to become an international bestseller,
allowing Molay to dedicate her life to writing and raising her three children.

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Jeffrey Zuckerman was born in the Midwest and lives in New York. He has worked as an editorial assistant, a lifeguard, and a psychology researcher. Now an editor for Music and Literature Magazine, he also freelances for several companies, ranging from the pharmaceutical industry to old-fashioned book publishing. He holds a degree in English with honors from Yale University, where he studied English literature, creative writing, and translation.


 Thursday, January 15
Spotlight + Giveaway at Griperang’s Bookmarks

Friday, January 16
Review + Giveaway at The Discerning Reader

Sunday, January 18
Review + Excerpt + Giveaway at Musings of a Writer and Unabashed Francophile

Monday, January 19
Review + Guest-Post + Giveaway at Queen of All She Reads

Wednesday, January 21
Review + Giveaway at I Wish I Lived in a Library

Saturday, January 24
Review + Giveaway at Valli’s Book Den

Friday, January 30
Review + Giveaway at Words And Peace

Monday, February 2
Spotlight + Giveaway at Deal Sharing Aunt

Tuesday, February 3
Review + Giveaway at I’d Rather Be At The Beach


You can enter the giveaway here
or on the book blogs participating in this tour.
Be sure to follow each participant on Twitter/Facebook,
they are listed in the entry form below


Visit each blogger on the tour:
tweeting about the giveaway everyday of the Tour
will give you 5 extra entries each time!
[just follow the directions on the entry-form]

International giveaway:
US residents: print or digital copy
Other residents: digital copy
8 winners