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By Karim Miské

Kosher sushi, kebab stands, a secondhand bookshop, and a bar: the nineteenth arrondissement in Paris has the entire trappings of a worldly melting pot--a position the place multiethnic voters reside, love, and worship along each other. yet darkish passions are brewing underneath the probably idyllic imaginative and prescient of peacefully coexisting ethnicities.

Ahmed Taroudant is an archetypal French Arab-non-observant, not able to reconcile his conflicting identities, and afflicted through the earlier. a criminal offense fiction gourmand, Ahmed is engrossed in his most modern e-book whilst he reveals blood dripping from his upstairs neighbor's condominium. There, Laura Vignole is located brutally murdered, with a joint of beef put close to her physique, prompting the most obvious end that the killer had non secular explanations. because the local erupts into hypothesis and gossip, Ahmed reveals himself first between many suspects.

Detectives Rachel Kupferstein and Jean Hamelot try and untangle the complicated net of occasions prime as much as Laura's dying, yet fact is tough to come back by way of, with each one inhabitant--an Armenian anarchist, a Turkish kebab-shop proprietor, and a Hasidic Rastafarian--reluctant to bare whatever. made up our minds to transparent his identify, Ahmed joins the detectives as they examine the relationship among a disbanded hip-hop workforce and the fiery extremist preachers clamoring for realization within the streets. in the meantime, an ecstasy version known as Godzwill is taking the district via storm.

In his debut novel, Karim Miské demonstrates a masterful keep an eye on of environment, as he strikes easily among the sensual streets of Paris and the synagogues of latest York to bare the reality at the back of a frightening crime.

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No, he drove off by himself. " "Naw," Gianno said, "everybody knows what Gaudia looks like. He's a cover boy. " "Some big fish? I wonder. " Buffett told them about the beer incident. " Hagedorn smiled. Gianno turned to a blank page in his notebook. " Buffett was about to give them a description, and that's what did it. The Word came back to him. The magic Word. Buffett beamed. " Gianno asked and looked at Hagedorn with a frown. " The smile on Buffett's face glistened and grew. " Gianno nodded enthusiastically.

I mean, bang, bang, bang, on the window. I thought you were a cop. " Ralph Bales didn't answer for a moment. " They now drove past the deserted campground. " Stevie swiveled around. " "Yeah. " * * * Samuel Clemens once stayed in the town of Maddox, Missouri, and supposedly wrote part of Tom Sawyer here. The Maddox Historical Society implied that the caverns outside of town were the true inspiration for Injun Joe's cave, despite evidence—and the assertion of a more credible tourist board (Hannibal, Missouri)—to the contrary.

Don't ask him for a part in the film. " Film? Ralph Bales and Stevie had then cruised down to the river and parked in the weedy lot outside Bell's Bide-A-Wee. They could look through the camper's small windows, but Ralph Bales had not been able to see clearly if it was the beer man or not. Then the door had opened and Stevie had gotten it into his head that he was calling in a description of the car to the cops and had burned out of there, Ralph Bales shouting, "Be careful with the transmission case," and Stevie Flom not paying any attention.

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