Game of Patience

Paris, 1796. Police investigator Aristide Ravel is confronted with a double murder in a fashionable apartment--the daughter of a wealthy family and the man who was blackmailing her. From Paris's gritty back alleys to its glittering salons, in feverish, decadent postrevolutionary France, Ravel's investigation leads him to hidden secrets, crimes of passion, and long-nurtured hatreds. More

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About Susanne Alleyn

Susanne Alleyn has loved history all her life, aided and abetted by her grandmother, Lillie V. Albrecht, an author of historical children's books in the 1950s and 60s. Happy to describe herself as an insufferable knowitall about historical trivia (although she lost on Jeopardy!), Susanne has been writing and researching historical fiction for nearly three decades. She is the author of A Far Better Rest, the reimagining of A Tale of Two Cities (Soho Press, 2000); the four Aristide Ravel Mysteries (St. Martin's Press); and The Executioner's Heir: A Novel of Eighteenth-Century France.

Nonfiction includes Medieval Underpants and Other Blunders: A Writer's (& Editor's) Guide to Keeping Historical Fiction Free of Common Anachronisms, Errors, & Myths (2012); A Tale of Two Cities: A Reader's Companion (2014); and The Weirder Side of Paris (2017).

About the Series: Aristide Ravel Mysteries
Historical mysteries featuring Aristide Ravel, agent for the police in 1780s and 1790s Paris, before and during the French Revolution: The Cavalier of the Apocalypse (1786); Palace of Justice (1793); Game of Patience (1796); A Treasury of Regrets (1797)

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