Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The Christian Science Monitor's best novels of 2008

From the Christian Science Monitor's list of the best novels of 2008:
The Black Tower
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 about another novel from the Monitor's fiction list.

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.

--Marshal Zeringue