Thursday, October 7, 2010

SCAREFEST Review: The Rhetoric of Death by Judith Rock

Paris, 1686: When The Bishop of Marseilles discovers that his young cousin Charles du Luc, former soldier and half-fledged Jesuit, has been helping heretics escape the king's dragoons, the bishop sends him far away-to Paris, where Charles is assigned to assist in teaching rhetoric and directing dance at the prestigious college of Louis le Grand.

Charles quickly embraces his new life and responsibilities. But on his first day, the school's star dancer disappears from rehearsal, and the next day another student is run down in the street. When the dancer's body is found under the worst possible circumstances, Charles is determined to find the killer in spite of being ordered to leave the investigation.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book.  The plot was engaging and the characters were memorable.  Judith's writing style is unique and addicting.  I would give this book five stars.

Penguin Group (USA)
October 5, 2010
384 pages
$15.00 US

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Disclosure: I received a copy of this book for free. All opinions expressed are 100% mine. If you purchase a book using my Amazon or Barnes and Noble link, I will receive a small portion of the purchase price.

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