THE WHISPERING OF BONES
Seventeenth-century Paris comes to life in Rock’s latest Charles du Luc mystery. A lavish historical setting is paired with a well-plotted, suspenseful mystery that keeps the reader enthralled. The characters are engaging and easy to identify with because of their complex yet very human personal backgrounds.
Jesuit Charles du Luc and his elderly mentor discover a recently murdered body while visiting an ancient crypt. When his frail mentor succumbs to the shock of the horrific scene, Charles begins to look into the murder of the man, who was about to enter the order, to seek justice for the victim and his friend. In the midst of the investigation, another Jesuit disappears and Charles is attacked, leading him to suspect that the Jesuits are being targeted by a killer. (Berkley, Nov., 352 pp., $15.00)