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Nicolas le Floch series by Jean-Francois Parot
Hello hello friends !
Today I wanted to talk about a series that I love, and it is not fantasy (who would’ve thought the day would come ! ). It is the Nicolas le Floch series! Now in France it is pretty famous, there is even a TV show that is quite good, and I saw that there have been some translations but no one seemed to talk about it.
Hear; hear if you are a fan of historical mysteries! Set in pre-Revolution France under the reign of Louis XV and later Louis XVI this series follows a young clerk from Brittany, Nicolas le Floch marquis de Ranreuil, who comes to Paris and becomes a well-known detective and also carries some missions for his royal majesties.
There are a lot of books in the series and you don’t really have to read the first one which only sets everything for the next books (basically how Nicolas came from Brittany and became a detective). Each has a different mystery and they follow the events in France and especially Paris during the times. It is incredibly detailed and the descriptions of food are salivating. The author uses a lot of documentation and history facts hence it’s almost as if you were walking in 1770s Paris.
It might sound a bit overwhelming because it is, as I said, incredibly detailed yet after a few pages and the help of the glossary it will be easier and you will be amazed by the series.