The Black TowerRead about another novel from the Monitor's fiction list.
By Louis Bayard
In this thriller, which reads like Alexandre Dumas with a little Conan Doyle mixed in, Louis Bayard borrows from Edgar Allen Poe, appropriating the real-life inspiration for Poe’s very first detective story, protagonist Eugène François Vidocq, a criminal who became one of the first private detectives and the first director of France’s Sûreté Nationale.
Read an excerpt from The Black Tower, and learn more about the book and author at Louis Bayard's website.
The Page 69 Test: The Black Tower.