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Black Market (Marché noir)

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Original Language: French | 250 pp. | June 2018

2 Seas Represents: World Excl French

CRIME FICTION

Resistance and small plates: brand new and never before seen from the queen of gastronomic mystery novels!

Winter 1942. The Savoisy family can almost eat their fill thanks to the black market. This precarious equilibrium is upset the day Adrien becomes the object of despicable blackmail to stockpile all the goods keeping him alive. Only through murder can they be saved. But there are other dangers out there. Elisa and Pierrot, two teens he’s in charge of became active members of a high-school student resistance network. Students at the hotel management school where Adrien teaches. They serve as extra workers outside of reception at the Ritz, the center of Nazi merrymaking and dining hall of Goering, Heydrich, among others, while passing through Paris. The shocking conversations, the information they gather, the documents they steal, all of it will save lives but the most dangerous part is spreading it.