Thursday, September 15, 2016

The Madonna of Notre Dame by Alexis Ragougneau

Alexis Ragougneau

on Tour

September 12-21


The Madonna of Notre Dame

The Madonna of Notre Dame


Release date: October 11, 2016

ISBN: 978-1-939931-39-3
210 pages


Fifty thousand believers and photo-hungry tourists jam into Notre Dame Cathedral on August 15 to celebrate the Feast of the Assumption. The next morning, a stunningly beautiful young woman clothed all in white kneels at prayer in a cathedral side chapel. But when an American tourist accidentally bumps against her, her body collapses. She has been murdered: the autopsy reveals disturbing details. Police investigators and priests search for the killer as they discover other truths about guilt and redemption in this soaring Paris refuge for the lost, the damned, and the saved. The suspect is a disturbed young man obsessed with the Virgin Mary who spends his days hallucinating in front of a Madonna. But someone else knows the true killer of the white-clad daughter of Algerian immigrants. This thrilling novel illuminates shadowy corners of the world’s most famous cathedral, shedding light on good and evil with suspense, compassion and wry humor.
My Review:
Copy from France Book Tours for an honest review
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From page one I was interested and captivated with the story.  Ragougneau plotted the story very well and I was interested in how the story would unfold. I was skeptical that the author would be able to provide enough suspense and at the same time wrap up the story so that  the suspense built up was believable. The information on Notre Dame was fascinating. There were many elements of this book that reminded me of "The DaVinci Code."The clergy of the church is under suspect when the woman is found dead in the cathedral. The life of the clergy clashes with the police of Paris. 


Alexis Ragougneau

Alexis Ragougneau
is a playwright and
The Madonna of Notre Dame is his first novel.
He has worked in Notre Dame Cathedral
helping monitor tourist crowds
and knows well its infinite secrets
and the forgotten souls who linger in its darkest corners.
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