California writer, Laurie King, is best known for two series, The Mary Russell novels (Mary being the wife of Sherlock Holmes) and the Kate Martinelli dectective series. It’s been 5 years since King’s last foray with former FBI agent, Harris Stuyvesant in Touchstone. In The Bones of Paris she crafts a macabre tale of jazz age France and a string of missing young women. Many of the lost generation appear in the novel along with artists such as Man Ray and book store owner, Sylvia Beach from Shakespeare and Company. It’s a well written detective procedural. Read the book, then explore King’s excellent website (click here) to see the author talk about it and follow its plot along interactive maps of Paris.