The Maintenon Mysteries

A series by Louis Shalako

The Handbag's Tale
By Louis Shalako
Series: The Maintenon Mysteries. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,440. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2011. Category: Fiction
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
By Louis Shalako
Series: The Maintenon Mysteries. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 65,030. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2011. Category: Fiction
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
By Louis Shalako
Series: The Maintenon Mysteries. Price: Free! Words: 63,350. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2012. Category: Fiction
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
By Louis Shalako
Series: The Maintenon Mysteries. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 67,520. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2013. Category: Fiction
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.