It’s hard to believe that Die Around Sundown is Mark Pryor’s first hardcover book. It kicks off a new series. The first book is set in 1940 in Occupied Paris. He discussed the history and book with Barbara Peters, owner of The Poisoned Pen. You can find signed copies of Die Around Sundown in the Web Store. https://bit.ly/3pwnZZG
Here’s the summary of Die Around Sundown.
Mark Pryor’s Die Around Sundown is the first entry in an exciting mystery series set in Paris during World War II, where a detective is forced to solve a murder while protecting his own secrets.
Summer 1940: In German-occupied Paris, Inspector Henri Lefort has been given just five days to solve the murder of a German major that took place in the Louvre Museum. Blocked from the crime scene but given a list of suspects, Henri encounters a group of artists, including Pablo Picasso, who know more than they’re willing to share.
With the clock ticking, Henri must uncover a web of lies while overcoming impossible odds to save his own life and prove his loyalty to his country. Will he rise to the task or become another tragic story of a tragic time?
Five days. One murder. A masterpiece of a mystery.
MARK PRYOR is a former newspaper reporter and felony prosecutor, originally from England but now living in Austin, Texas. He is the author of the Hugo Marston mystery series, set in Paris, London, and Barcelona. Mark is also the author of the psychological thrillers, Hollow Man, and its sequel, Dominic. As a prosecutor, he appeared on CBS News’s 48 Hours and Discovery Channel’s Discovery ID: Cold Blood.
Here’s the event and discussion with Mark Pryor.