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One True Sentence

One True Sentence Paris A city teeming with would be poets writers and painters Hector Lassiter fledgling author and best friend of Ernest Hemingway is crossing the Pont Neuf when he hears a body fall into th

  • Title: One True Sentence
  • Author: Craig McDonald
  • ISBN: 9780312554385
  • Page: 412
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Paris, 1924 A city teeming with would be poets, writers, and painters Hector Lassiter, fledgling author and best friend of Ernest Hemingway, is crossing the Pont Neuf when he hears a body fall into the icy Seine the first in a string of brutal murders of literary magazine editors that throw a shroud over the City of Light.Frantic to stop the killings, Gertrude Stein gaParis, 1924 A city teeming with would be poets, writers, and painters Hector Lassiter, fledgling author and best friend of Ernest Hemingway, is crossing the Pont Neuf when he hears a body fall into the icy Seine the first in a string of brutal murders of literary magazine editors that throw a shroud over the City of Light.Frantic to stop the killings, Gertrude Stein gathers the most prominent crime and mystery writers in the city, including Hector and the dark, mysterious crime novelist Brinke Devlin Soon, Hector and Brinke are tangled not only under the sheets, but in a web of murders, each grisly than the next.As he is drawn deeper into the hunt, Hector finds himself torn between three women with hidden agendas and dark imaginations When Hector learns that the murders may be the work of a strange cult of writers who are targeting the literary set, Hemingway, Hector, and Brinke must scramble to find the killer before they become the next victims.A Moveable Feast meets The Dante Club in this exquisite mystery that takes readers from the caf s of Montparnasse, through the historic graveyards of Paris, to the smoky backrooms of bookstores and salons As dark as the shadowy banks of the Seine and as addictive as absinthe, this unforgettable book will grab you and never let go.

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    1. Ahhh, life in Paris during the Roaring 20's. At one point I was going to try and keep track of all the famous names that Prance and stumble their way through this book as either minor characters or pass by scribes, poets or painters. Then I came to the conclusion that that was just plane silly. I was a bit surprised how harshly McDonald dealt with Aleister Crowley.As this is the third Lassiter novel it was quite refreshing to find Craig Mcdonald introduce a fascinating love interest for Lassiter [...]

    2. I loved this book. Fast-paced action, great sex scenes, and an unforgettable setting. Hector Lassiter never lets me down - Craig McDonald makes sure of that. Highly recommended!

    3. Hector Lassiter or “Lasso” as his best friend Ernest Hemingway calls him, is an American crime writer in 1920’s Paris. Gertrude Stein solicits Hector’s aid in solving a series of murders of literary magazine editors. He becomes a part of her team of sleuths, composed of crime and mystery writers. Lassiter interacts with many notables of the day—Sylvia Beach, Man Ray and Aleister Crowley all make appearances, which adds historical interest to the story. The mystery was well done—a gen [...]

    4. One True Sentence was not published first but chronologically it does introduce the main character, Hector Lassiter, and the friendship he has with Hemmingway. This story takes place in Paris in the 1920s when struggling American writers in the "City of Lights" were desperate for acceptance. Craig McDonald's series are set in the places Hemmingway lived, but the stories are pure writer meets detective. In One True Sentence someone is killing publishers and Hem and Lasso are in the thick of findi [...]

    5. This audio book was read by an actor who adds his dimension to this intriguing take on 1920s Paris and the literary scene. His pronunciation of French names was close but could have been better. Clever use of famous writers such as Gertrude Stein and Ernest Hemingway as well as using the poet William Carlos Williams as a doctor, which he was (altho I didn't think he spent any time in Paris but I haven't read a full bio so maybe he did). Also good that the author didn't glamorize Paris. Recommend [...]

    6. A handful of mystery writers, including Max Allan Collins with his Nathan Heller series and Stuart Kaminsky with his Toby Peters books, specialize in mixing the real and the unreal, by having their detectives rub shoulders with celebrities of bygone days who become integral parts of the storyline. I really enjoy this type of book when done right, as Collins and Kaminsky do. More recently, I have discovered another author, Craig McDonald, who shows in One True Sentence that he also knows how to d [...]

    7. The Hector Lassiter books by Craig McDonald get points for innovation if nothing else. Lassiter, a pulp crime writer living in Paris during the 1920s, is an invention wholly of McDonald’s own, but the cast of supporting characters are drawn from real life literary figures from the era. Gertrude Stein, Alistair Crowley, Ford Maddox Ford, William Carlos Williams, Ezra Pound—they all make appearances in the novel. Ernest Hemingway is even cast as Hector’s sidekick, a sure bit of revisionist H [...]

    8. This is a damned good read -- a blend of noir thriller, history, sex, murder, booze and more set in the literary community of Paris in the 1920s.For more on this book, see my blog:stevegoblefiction.wordpress.c

    9. Set in 1924 Paris amidst a circle of expatriate American novelists and poets, including Ernest Hemingway and Gertrude Stein, McDonald's ONE TRUE SENTENCE is one true original. The novel's hard-drinking, pleasure-seeking protagonist Hector Lassiter is a pulp writer cum sleuth, searching for a serial killer who targets literary editors. Hector is a compelling hero, flawed but with a solid moral center. He understands there is not always a true right or wrong, and even when there is, it may not mea [...]

    10. From the moment I began reading this book, the only thing I thought of was "The Sun Also Rises". I had previously read that book a few months ago and enjoyed it very much, so of course i felt the same about this book. While the writing to me seemed simple it definitely did the job, drawing me in to read page after page. I am not usually big on crime novels and had i not won this i never would've thought to pick it up. Glad I got to read it though, because it really was a good read, kept me on ed [...]

    11. Fun little mystery, enjoyed the characters (protagonist is a crime writer who's best friends with Hemingway in 1924 Paris), interesting twists. It has made me want to read the others in the series (this is the 4th), as well as The Paris Wife (new novel about Hadley Hemingway). I just have to say, though, that this book had TERRIBLE proofreading--mixing up "your" and "you're" and repeating the misspelling "Madamoiselle" several times, among other sins? The firing of copy editors is not a good ref [...]

    12. Love LassiterThis is my fourth Hector Lassiter book by Craig McDonald and I have loved them all. This is the first book, chronologically, in the series. While not my favorite so far , it is still a cut above other mystery fiction. Read this entire series. Unlike anything g else. Will become a classic.

    13. Absolutely brilliant. This is the 3rd novel in a series, and I can't wait to read the first two. Bohemian Parisl the great writersHemingway, Stein, the list goes on. It is a bit racy, but a fun read. Craig McDonald keeps you guessing. If you like historicalsis should be on your list.

    14. an average murder plot with a load of characters, much of whom swing between names, nicknames and aliases, it was quite hard to follow at times. I really didn't like the main characters and had to make myself finish the book.

    15. This is Craig's masterpiece if you ask me, but go back & grab Head Games and then read all the Hector Lassiter's. When you're done go find Craig's book of interviews "Rogue Males" & "Art in the Blood" to see inside some of the best writers of our time.

    16. It started a bit slow, but ended up being very entertaining. I will probably read more of McDonald in the future.

    17. Great mystery, and McDonald is a superb writer. Definitely pick this one up and be transported to 1920s Paris.

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