On the 3rd Day of Christmas…

…my true love gave to me: three french hens,

…two turtle doves,

and a partridge in a pear tree.

About Twelve Days of Christmas

About Twelve Days of Christmas…

The Nicholas Le Floch Affair

To symbolize the gift on the third day of Christmas (three french hens) we found a french historical crime novel, The Nicholas Le Floch Affair by Jean-François Parot.


The Nicholas Le Floch Affair is the fourth novel in the series about Nicolas Le Floch, a police commissioner in Paris in the 1770s. Le Floch’s mistress is murdered and all the clues point to Le Floch. His friends and colleagues believe he is innocent and together they reveal the real killer. At the same time, the king (Louis XV) sends him on a diplomatic mission to England.

The author is a diplomat and historian, and the novel is a mixture of authentic and made-up characters that make the story very believable. He describes the streets, houses and environment in a way that makes you feel like you are there. The language is beautiful and the translator has done a really great job.

This is a novel for anyone who likes history just as much as you like crime novels. If you also enjoy juicy descriptions of food you have hit the jack pot!

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