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SISTERS. REVENGE. MURDER.

NOIR TRAVEL STORIES PRESENTS:

Revenge in Paris

Angeline Porter, a criminal lawyer, finds her sister Sophie dead from suicide and wearing a blue dress from Gerard Duverney, her French lover. Guilty that she didn’t protect her sister, Angeline seeks revenge. If anyone deserved better it was Sophie. Disguised as a journalist, she travels to Paris to murder Duverney.

Under the pretext of writing a travel piece on how to spend a Christmas holiday season in Paris, she entices him into accompanying her around the city, but finds that some things Sophie told her don’t add up. Plus, she has another problem—her growing attraction to the Frenchman. What is the truth? Can she murder him? Why did her sister kill herself? She’ll know the answers soon enough.

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT “REVENGE IN PARIS”

“Beware of disguises and those who wear them. Val Brooks has crafted a cunning tale of revenge, grief and unwanted desire that lets you walk the streets of Paris as bereft sister, confident attorney, vengeful murderer, and confused lover. By the time you’re done, you and your anxious narrator are left wondering which of those identities you’ll need to go on living with yourself.”

 

–Paul Skenazy, former thriller reviewer Washington Post, and author of James M. Cain

“Revenge is a dish best served hot, at least in Valerie Brooks’ Revenge in Paris, a sexy fast-paced tale of family, love, and murder. Brooks’ Paris setting is a character too: a two-faced lover who charms as she kills. Can’t wait for the next installment!”

 

—Cindy Brown, Agatha-nominated author of the Ivy Meadows mystery series

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Love noir, crime and mystery novels? Crave mysterious and suspenseful stories set in exotic and ordinary places? Wish you could travel to those places? Then pack your virtual bag! Noir Travel Stories carry you on dark and atmospheric trips spawned by love, money or revenge in classic noir style.

After you finish reading the story, explore the story’s settings and locales via hotlinks on the Back Pages. Perfect for the armchair traveler. Bonuses in the Back Pages include my notes and travel tips, hotlinks to related websites, recommendations, and access to my Secret Pinterest Board where you can find photos from my travels.

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“This is the fantasy business, Reverend. You can have any truth you want.”

Kathleen Turner (China Blue) to Anthony Perkins (Reverend Peter Shayne), Crimes of Passion.

“Jan Myrdal famously said, “Traveling is like falling in love; the world is made new.” In the first of her Noir Travel series, Valerie J. Brooks offers up a darker, if no less enthralling view of globe-trotting. With her first jaunt, Revenge in Paris, we follow jaded criminal lawyer Angela Porter to the City of Lights where she seeks to avenge her sister’s tragic death. With a whipcrack voice and delicious twists through the streets of the 15th arrondissement, Revenge in Paris is a thoroughly engrossing page-turner. After it, I’m seeing Paris in a whole new way.”

–Bill Cameron, author of the award-winning Skin Kadash mysteries

“Button up your trench coat! Valerie J Brooks’s short story “Revenge in Paris” puts an original twist on the classic elements of noir. The first in her unique NOIR TRAVEL STORIES SERIES, “Revenge” successfully and poignantly balances Paris’s travel destinations with the darkest compulsions of the human heart. This series, with upcoming stories set in Portland, Oregon, the Cook Islands, and Brooks’ future travel destinations, promises more creatively chilling mysteries!”

—Chris Scofield, author of The Shark Curtain