The Madonna of Notre Dame

Author(s): Alexis Ragougneau
Original Publish Date: Sep 19, 2016
Product Number: EB00684754
Released: Sep 19, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781939931405
Publisher: New Vessel Press
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This murder mystery set in the Parisian cathedral is "a twisted and riveting story . . . Highly original" (Toronto Star). Fifty thousand believers and photo-hungry tourists jam into Notre Dame Cathedral on August 15 to celebrate the Feast of the Assumption. The next morning, a stunningly beautiful young woman clothed all in white kneels at prayer in a cathedral side chapel. But when an American tourist accidentally bumps against her, her body collapses. She has been murdered. The autopsy reveals disturbing details. Police investigators and priests search for the killer as they discover other truths about guilt and redemption within the walls of this soaring Paris refuge for the lost, the damned, and the saved. The suspect is a disturbed young man obsessed with the Virgin Mary who spends his days hallucinating in front of a Madonna. But someone else knows the true killer of the white-clad daughter of Algerian immigrants, in this thrilling novel of good and evil that illuminates shadowy corners of the world's most famous cathedral.