One of my all time favorite Dickens novels. Set in the final quarter of the 18th Century. Bloody, surprising twists, captivating cast of characters (Jerry Cruncher is one of my favorites next to Madame Lafarge) and a story that is consuming from beginning to the shocking end. I started reading Dickens with this novel and I haven’t stopped.
Recommended by Guy
Alan Furst discusses and signs Mission to Paris
06/20/2012 7:00 pm
695 E. Colorado Blvd
From Alan Furst, the bestselling author who is often praised as the best spy novelist ever, comes a novel that's truly hard to put down. Mission to Paris includes beautifully drawn scenes of romance and intimacy, and the story is alive with extraordinary characters, including American actor Frederic Stal, traveling to Paris on a secret mission. But always at the center of the novel is the city itself, the heart and soul of Europe—its alleys and bistros, hotels grand and anonymous, and the Parisians, living every night as though it was their last. As always, Alan Furst brings to life both a dark time in history and the passion of the human hearts that fought to survive it.