The Maintenon Mysteries

The Handbag's Tale
Series: The Maintenon Mysteries. Price: Free! Words: 11,440. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
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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.
Redemption: an Inspector Gilles Maintenon mystery
Series: The Maintenon Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 65,030. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Recently widowed and inspired by a boyhood fascination with Sherlock Holmes, the middle-aged Inspector Gilles Maintenon of the Surete is on a walking vacation of Dartmoor when he stumbles upon death in mysterious circumstances. When the woman he is falling in love with is brutally murdered, Gilles swears that he will never rest until the case is solved, the killer is caught, and justice is done.
The Art of Murder
Series: The Maintenon Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 63,350. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Inventor Theo Duval appeared to be having the perfect life. A locked room with the only key in the decedent’s pocket, a book on hypnotism, and one very rich and very dead inventor, present Inspector Gilles Maintenon of the Surete with a problem. Why would a young, healthy, successful man, one with a beautiful fiance, and a thriving company ever want to kill himself?
Blessed Are the Humble
Series: The Maintenon Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 67,520. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
It was a crime of pure arrogance. Madame Muriel Ducharme was murdered in what looks like a break-in gone wrong. It’s a little too pat for Inspector Gilles Maintenon. Nothing appears to have been taken, but the killer has thought of that too.
Architect of His Own Destruction
Series: The Maintenon Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 66,230. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Aldrich Tobias, the man the critics love to hate, sits in La Prison Santé, awaiting the guillotine. The President of the Republic has asked Detective-Sergeant Gilles Maintenon to take another look into the case. According to Aldrich Tobias, ‘The artist is mad—always mad.” Maintenon is about to find out what that really means.
Speak Softly My Love
Series: The Maintenon Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 62,410. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
To fall in love is to be young again. To count the cost is to die a little bit inside. In Speak Softly My Love, Inspector Gilles Maintenon goes out for a quart of milk and stumbles across a dead man. The trouble is, when the dead get up and walk away. They have one too many missing-person reports, too many wives, girlfriends and other mysterious blondes.