Publication: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1974, Boston
First edition. Review copy. Fine in dust jacket. An exotic, venomous cobra bites a chambermaid at the elegant Hotel Meurice, and news of the bizarre death quickly reaches Inspector Gautier's table at the Moulin Rouge. The clever detective uncovers a murder plot against Armand de Perigord - a notoriously dissolute millionaire who has provoked much scandal and made scores of enemies among the socialites of Paris. So when a bomb goes off in Perigord's carriage, Gautier finds himself with many leads and few answers in this intricate roundelay of salacious gossip, treacherous blackmail, and deadly deception.
Inventory Number: 10417