An elegant, atmospheric literary puzzle thriller that will delight equally fans of crime fiction and literary thrillers Introducing...the Twelve Detectives. The greatest sleuths in the world, gathered together for the first time at the 1889 World's Fair in Paris. See...the wonderful new work of engineering genius by Mr Gustave Eiffel! Marvel at Buffalo Bill's world-famous Wild West show! Witness the savage tribes of France's colonies gathered here for the first time! But Beware...a killer is at large who will test the genius of the Twelve to their limits. Secret societies, strange puzzles and seemingly impossible crimes await within these pages...The Paris Enigma. A classic mystery with a modern solution.
'It had me purring with pleasure' Daily Telegraph 'An entertaining read, moving at a clip towards a pleasingly unpredictable conclusion! there are some fine ideas, a rich sense of unfolding history and some nicely judged moments of philosophical whimsy and dry wit! amusing' Time Out 'A smooth translation! exciting' TLS 'Discriminating general readers as well as whodunit fans will enjoying this outstanding puzzler! de Santis conjures up a veritable Justice league of master sleuths! intelligent and entertaining' Publishers Weekly 'A beguiling historical whodunit' New York Times 'Murder and mayhem! colourful characters and cases create a hazy atmosphere of intelligent escapism' Washington Post 'A complex whodunit that provokes thought as well as entertainment' San Francisco Chronicle