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Publisher's Summary

The most revered detective in Paris puts his skills to the test in three thrilling cases from the creator of Alex Cross and Detective Michael Bennett.

French Kiss: Very handsome and charming French detective Luc Moncrief joined the NYPD for a fresh start - but someone wants to make his first big case his last. Welcome to New York.

The Christmas Mystery: In the heart of the holiday season, priceless paintings have vanished from a Park Avenue murder scene. Now, dashing French detective Luc Moncrief must become a quick study in the art of the steal - before a coldblooded killer paints the town red. Merry Christmas, Detective.

French Twist: Gorgeous women are dropping dead at upscale department stores in New York City. Detective Luc Moncrief and Detective Katherine Burke are close to solving the mystery, but looks can be deceiving....

©2021 James Patterson and Richard DiLallo (P)2021 Grand Central Publishing

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Disappointed

I’ve read/listened to all of James Patterson’s work. I couldn’t make it through this one. The story is hard to follow, and the narrator doesn’t do it any favors. This one is a bust

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disappointed and confused

The story focused so much on describing meals and clothing, that the mystery was almost irrelevant. the narration used kind of exaggerated voices that made the characters stereotypes.

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Worst

The main character came off as I likable after the first 20 min. Deleted the book after that and didn't bother finishing it Character was way to shallow

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Don’t buy

Couldn’t get through more than about 10 minutes of this one. Narration is absolutely terrible.

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Did not enjoy this series

Found the main character tired and overused. Plus the arrogance of him was really off putting. It took till the last story in this book before I began to enjoy any of it. I guess by then the character of K. Burke made up for Moncrief Either way I was very disappointed with this series and I love James Patterson.

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I liked it, but I didn't love it

My first James Patterson audiobook was excellent so I was expecting to love this, my second one, just as much. Somehow these 3 mysteries didn't grab me. They also seemed to be solved quite suddenly - the detective figured stuff out in his head, then boom - he announced his conclusions. I really liked Jean Brassard's voice and the many French phrases sprinkled throughout, though, and I WILL try another James Patterson novel. I'm not giving up on this author just yet!

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A bit long and dry! Not one of Patterson’s work.

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Captivating!

I really love the narrator Jean Brassard. He brought these books life. I couldn't have enjoyed it more (at this level.) I could see, hear and feel it all play out in plain view. Of Course James Patterson is the Genius behind everything. He is truly gifted (blessed ) with talent to create and craft a story line. He keeps me interested and craving more and more. My biggest wish is for More of "The Paris Detective."
I loved everything. There should be a movie production. If I had any influence at all, I would make it happen. And I would have a two to three minute cameo appearance somewhere at the end of the movie.
I can dream.

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why so not good

I'm a avid audio book listener, I have close to 300 books in my library. this was HARD to finish. All the minor details and the fall short jokes made it hard.

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a delightful story

I enjoyed this book. it is a collection of several short stories all with the same characters. the French detective on loan to the NYC police is delightful and entertaining.