The Handbag's Tale

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The Handbag's Tale is a highly-stylized murder mystery. Readers will enjoy a rich vein of dark and sardonic humour. Nana the Snake Dancer, poets, painters, proprietors of bawdy houses, inept burglars, and Inspector Gilles Maintenon make an unforgettable tale of a classic time and place: It's Paris, 1924, at the height of party season. More

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Published: Feb. 20, 2011
Words: 11,440
Language: English
ISBN: 9781458124968
About Louis Shalako

Louis Shalako began writing for community newspapers and industrial magazines. His stories appear in publications including Perihelion Science Fiction, Bewildering Stories, Aurora Wolf, Ennea, Wonderwaan, Algernon, Nova Fantasia, and Danse Macabre. He lives in southern Ontario and writes full time.

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Review by: 0Duke on June 28, 2011 : star star star star star
The writer seems to be having an awful lot of fun here, but bearing in mind it is a short story, I loved it. there is a distinctively French feel to the story, some absurdist elements, and the whole thing is a hoot. Nothing and no one is who they seem to be. Lou's psychological observation is both precise and intense.
(reviewed long after purchase)

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