The Song Peddler banner

Laura Lebow

on Tour

October 9-22


The Song Peddler

The Song Peddler of the Pont Neuf

(historical mystery)

 Release date: September 4, 2018
at Settecento Press

410 pages

Eiffel Tower Orange


PARIS, 1788
Facing bankruptcy after years of expensive wars, King Louis XVI calls a meeting of the Estates General, the ancient French legislature which has not met in 174 years. The city hums with talk about modernizing the assembly and changing France into a constitutional monarchy.
Paul Gastebois, a confidential inquirer, isn’t interested in politics. He’s busy with the daily tedium of detective work—following foreign diplomats for the Parisian police and helping artisanal guilds enforce their rules. He’d like to make a name for himself solving crimes, but few cases have come his way. Then Paul is hired to find a song peddler who sang bawdy songs to crowds on the Pont Neuf. The missing man had seen someone from his past on the bridge, and had vanished a few weeks later.
As Paul searches Paris for the song peddler, his investigation leads him into the world of underground publishing, where anonymous writers attack King Louis and his queen, Marie-Antoinette, and foreign governments manipulate public opinion for their own purposes. When a ruthless killer strikes, Paul must unravel the mystery of the song peddler’s disappearance, or risk losing everything he holds most dear.
Eiffel Tower Orange


The Song Peddler Laura Lebow

Laura Lebow
holds a degree in European History from Brandeis University
and a Master in City Planning from MIT.
A long-time mystery reader and history buff, she lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Her previous fascinating historical mysteries include
The Figaro Murders and Sent to the Devil,
both published by Minotaur Press.
Visit her website and sign up to her mailing list
Follow her on Facebook  |  Goodreads
Preorder the book – paperback version to come soon

Eiffel Tower Orange


Tuesday, October 9
Review + Excerpt + Giveaway at Locks, Hooks and Books

Friday, October 12
Review + Giveaway at Words And Peace

Tuesday, October 16
Review by Andrea

Wednesday, October 17
Review + Giveaway at Library of Clean Reads

Friday, October 19
Spotlight + Giveaway at A Holland Reads

Friday, October 26
Review at A l’ouest

Eiffel Tower Orange


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

Enter here 

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]

Global giveaway open to all
2 winners