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Short Synopsis
Mark Pryor presents the second novel in his Hugo Marston series.

Full Synopsis
It's summer in Paris, and two tourists have been murdered in Père Lachaise cemetery in front of Jim Morrison's grave. The cemetery is locked down and put under surveillance, but the killer returns, flitting in and out like a ghost, and breaks into the crypt of a long-dead Moulin Rouge dancer. In a bizarre twist, he disappears under the cover of night with part of her skeleton.

One of the dead tourists is an American and the other is a woman linked to a suspected terrorist; so the U.S. ambassador sends his best man and the embassy's head of security—Hugo Marston—to help the French police with their investigation.

When the thief breaks into another crypt at a different cemetery, stealing bones from a second famed dancer, Hugo is stumped. How does this killer operate unseen? And why is he stealing the bones of once-famous can-can girls?

Hugo cracks the secrets of the graveyards but soon realizes that old bones aren't all this killer wants . . .

"The clever antagonist leads [Marston] on a merry chase that will keep the reader entertained throughout." ---RT Book Reviews

"The engaging characters sweep readers into a suspenseful chase from Pigalle to the Pyrenées." ---Publishers Weekly

"Good character development, increasing levels of action and suspense, [and] a complex and deranged antagonist . . . The Hugo Marston series now belongs on every espionage fan’s watch list." ---Booklist

"Pryor's second case for Marston doesn't disappoint. The crazed serial killer leads readers into the darkest regions of Paris, making it a good bet for Cara Black fans." ---Library Journal

The Crypt Thief

A Hugo Marston Novel


Author Mark Pryor

Narrated by Todd McLaren

Publication date Jan 31, 2017

Running time 9 hrs

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