Thursday, April 30, 2009

Book Giveaway: The Crimes of Paris

About the Book: Turn-of-the-century Paris was the beating heart of a rapidly changing world. Painters, scientists, revolutionaries, poets--all were there. But so, too, were the shadows: Paris was a violent, criminal place, its sinister alleyways the haunts of Apache gangsters and its cafes the gathering places of murderous anarchists. In 1911, it fell victim to perhaps the greatest theft of all time--the taking of the Mona Lisa from the Louvre.

Immediately, Alphonse Bertillon, a detective world-renowned for pioneering crime-scene investigation techniques, was called upon to solve the crime. And quickly the Paris police had a suspect: a young Spanish artist named Pablo Picasso....

To enter this giveaway, please leave a comment and tell me your favorite place in Paris if you have been there. If you have not been there, please tell me where in Paris you would like to visit. Please be sure to leave a valid email address. I'll draw winners next week on my birthday May 8.

You must have a United States or Canadian mailing address! :)



Anonymous said...

I would love to go to Paris one day. I have only been to various places in France via the written word.

Thank you for offering this giveaway!

planetbooksworldwide at g mail dot com

Holly said...

Please enter me!

It's been 16 years since I was in Paris for a high school trip but I remember really liking the Musee d'Orsay and the Montmarte area. But really the whole city was fun and beautiful.

Thanks for hosting the giveaway.


Unknown said...

Oh, this book sounds wonderful, please enter me in the drawing. I've never been to Paris but if ever given the chance, I'd love to see Versailles, and the Louvre, places like that.

Unknown said...

Whoops, forgot to add my email...

ruthellenanderson at gmail dot com


Beth F said...

I'd love to win this book. I haven't been to Paris, but I'd like to visit the Lourve. BFish[dot]Reads[at]

Kitten22 said...

This looks great! Please enter me!

I've never been, but I'd love to visit all the lovely bakeries! I know, bakeries, right? :)


Melissa said...

I've never been to France but would love to see the Arc de Triomphe. It looks magnificent!

Unknown said...

Please enter me - I'm going to live in Paris some day.

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CherylS22 said...

I've never been to Paris. But if I were to go, I would definitely spend time in the Louvre & visit the Eiffel Tower.


Stormi said...

Oh to just get to go to Paris would be enough for, but I do think the Louvre would be cool and I am sure I would have to check out the church archituture(sp) the ones in Germany were awesome so I am sure they are there as well. OOOOOH I would be a huge tourist...LOL

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I ♥ Book Gossip said...

I've never been to Paris before, but I'd like to see The Sacré-Cœur Basilica.

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Annie1 said...

I've not ever been to Paris unfortunately; but if I were to go, I would go and see Jim Morrison's grave (The Doors singer) and I would want to see the Mona Lisa in person at the Louvre!


Debs Desk said...

If I could go to Paris I would go to visit the Eiffel Tower. Please include me in your giveaway.

Tempest52 said...

Although I know, through my reading, that Paris teems with places of interest, I think one must visit the Eiffel Tower at least once.

a real librarian said...

Ahh, I LOVED Paris. My favorite part was just walking down the streets, no place in particular. I did quite enjoy the Louvre!!

Anita Yancey said...

I've never been to Paris, but I would like to visit the Louvre. I'd also like to visit their stores. Need my shopping fix.


Fyrefly said...

Oooh, this sounds good. I've only been to Paris once, and while I loved all of the regular touristy spots, I really enjoyed the Museum of Natural History. It's still set up like a Victorian cabinet museum, and some of the display cards on some of the specimens were written by Cuvier or Lamarck themselves. It was like candy for a biology geek like me. :)

Thanks for the giveaway! fyrefly98 [at] gmail [dot] com.

Park Avenue Princess said...

Ahhh...this is MY DREAM AMY! To live in Paris! The shopping alone is enough : ) Seriously, I just think it's absolutely beautiful! *And way too many places to list* "The Eiffel Tower" of course! So enter me ... S'il te plaît! : )

Park-Avenue Princess
email: IAmHiMaintenance at aol dot com

Becca said...

I'd love to win a copy of this one, Amy! As if I need to add to my collection, but, hey, that's what die-hard bookaholics do, right? I hope... :)

I have never been to Paris but I would love to visit the Louvre and Versailles. I would also like to tour some older neighborhoods to look at the architecture style. To me that would be interesting.

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