GERALD JAY is a nom de plume. He lives in New York City and is at work on a second Mazarelle novel.
"A beguiling, atmospheric, and entirely entertaining novel that
promises intrigue and suspense from the very first page. Inspector
Mazarelle is a wonderful creation."
--Christopher Reich, New York Times bestselling author of Rules of Deception
"Stylish, dark, humorous, suspenseful. . . . This is a rich, deep novel that will leave you wanting more."
"Jay has woven threads of police procedural, espionage, rural
noir, 'acts of barbarism, ' and Gallic charm into a story that will
be a great fit for almost any crime fan."
--Booklist (starred review) "A mashup of cloak-and-dagger and cozy replete with murder and fine dining."
"Gerald Jay is truly a master in elegant use of language and a bright star in the world of crime fiction."
"Jay's entertaining first novel pays homage to Georges Simenon and his legendary detective, Inspector Maigret. . . . The main draw is the charming, indomitable Inspector Mazarelle. . . . Mystery fans will look forward to seeing more of him."
"A sprightly, stylish, and sophisticated thriller. The reader is left wanting more of Gerald Jay's cinematic, intrigue-riddled, and tasty France."
--Cal Bedient, author of Days of Unwilling