For the King: picked by the Philadelphia Examiner as a “hot summer read”

Isn’t this great news? Here is what the Examiner writes: “Historical fiction fans will be transported to the corrupt world of 18th century Paris in this fast-paced novel, which chronicles the aftermath of an assassination attempt on Napoleon Bonaparte and the hunt by police inspector Roch Miquel to find who did it. A complicated love story adds to the intrigue of Delors’ latest release.” Make sure you scroll down to the bottom of the article to see the slide show, with my own blue cover.

Many, many thanks to the Examiner! Indeed my novel begins on Christmas Eve 1800, to end before the advent of the following spring. There is enough frost, wind, snow and sleet to keep you cool in the hottest weather. But another reader assures me that it also works very well on a rainy day…

And I just received my very first final copy of the novel. Always a moving experience to suddenly hold in one’s hands the fruit of years of hard work. So now I can post the full jacket of the book. See how the vibrant turquoise blue of the lady’s gown is repeated on the back cover?

Speaking of back cover, I wish to seize this opportunity to thank the great writers who agreed to read my novel and “blurb” it: Lauren Willig, Susan Holloway Scott, Elena Maria Vidal, Sarah L. Johnson, C. W. Gortner and Louis Bayard. Their kindness, friendship and endorsement mean the world to me.

For the King full jacket

For the King: the full jacket

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