The Missing Italian Girl

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Pegasus Crime, 2013 - Fiction - 314 pages
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On a sultry night in June 1897, Pyotr Ivanovich Balenov, a young Russian, and two young women transport a dead man through the narrow streets of a working class neighborhood in northeastern Paris. They throw the body into the canal and the girls flee to the Latin Quarter to hide with one of the Russian's anarchist “comrades.” They do not realize they, too, are being watched. 

Their subsequent disappearance and the violent acts that follow will set Clarie Martin, a teacher and mother of a toddler, and her husband, magistrate Bernard Martin (last seen in Cezanne's Quarry and The Blood of Lorraine) on a dangerous quest to rescue them from a vicious killer.

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User Review  - KerryMarsh - LibraryThing

I wish I’d read the two previous books before starting this one. They are now on my to read list and then I plan to reread this one. The description of end of century Paris is detailed. The characters ... Read full review

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User Review  - muddyboy - LibraryThing

I almost gave this book 4 stars instead of 5, The reason is the anarchists and socialists portrayed in the book are virtually all kindhearted to a fault. Now I am sure some of them were but many of ... Read full review

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About the author (2013)

Barbara Corrado Pope is a historian and the founding director of Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Oregon. She is the author of the novels C zanne’s Quarry and The Blood of Lorraine.  Barbara lives in Eugene, Oregon, with her husband.