February 12b- Another Parisian mystery with Victor Legris

Dear February,

Victor is having a hard time dating an independent woman. Victor Legris, the Parisian detective. I just finished the third book of the series. And I know who the murderer is. In terms of psychology, the third book seems to me more interesting than the first one. Or is it that I become familiar with the ambiance? Once you know the people, they grow on you. Even imaginary characters.

But Victor’s love life seems more important to me. He met Tasha in book no 1. He was following her around and finally kissed her at the third part of the book. When the mystery ended, they were a couple.

I don’t know what happened in book no 2.

But I found them again together in book no 3, and the passion seems to be well and alive. Victor is jealous because Tasha doesn’t want to marry him, neither live with him. She has male friends who flirt with her, and is very passionate about other topics than Victor, p.ex. her art.

How does he cope? He resolves murder cases.

But seriously, he seems to have evolved from a relationship perspective, because he found a balance between his insecurities, his will for control and his passion. From this point of view, he is an ideal man 🙂

How about Tasha? We learn less about her, and her inner struggles, but she appears to me a little bit insecure too …

It is so important to learn from experience and evolve… I would also like to evolve as a character.

And as a writer 🙂

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http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/i/claude-izner/montmartre-investigation.htm

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February 10- Victor Legris is back: The Montmartre Investigation

Hello February,

Victor is back, no, I am not talking about my date, but Victor Legris, the Parisian detective-librarian. At the end of the 19th century.

The friends who offered me the “Murder on the Eiffel Tower“, had also gifted me his next two adventures, but “hélas”, as we say in France, I can’t find the second one. So I start reading the third, also translated in english under the title: “The Montmartre investigation“.

Now, as I have mentioned, I decided to read the books I have been offered now and then, which, for some reason, I have neglected. As I want to put some order into my place, taking care of these books is one of the first things to do.

So, here we are again, in the Paris of the “Moulin Rouge”, at another “hot spot” of the city, Montmartre. The novel starts with a scene at a boarding school, where young ladies of a certain social standing are supposed to get some education.

But, but, outside, there are big bad wolves, such as Gaston, the 20 year-old predator, who only has sex in his mind, and a fate worse than death for them: disgrace. He is bringing Elisa, one of the students, in a very delicate situation: she abandons herself to him, after the shock of  witnessing a train accident.

And Victor in all this? Where is he? Shouldn’t he jump in and save the damsel’s honour?

Patience! This is just the first chapter, and the link with Victor for the time-being, is Iris, Elisa’s friend who is also the god-daughter of Mr. Mori, Victor’s adopted father.

Anyway, things don’t look good for Elisa for the moment, and women in general.

It is a relief to live in the 21st century somehow…

http://www.amazon.fr/The-Montmartre-Investigation-Victor-Mystery-ebook/dp/B003OUXE6A