Check out the book that’s In The Spotlight: Karim Miské’s Arab Jazz from this post on the Confessions of a Mystery Novelist Blog.
Welcome to another edition of In The Spotlight. Modern Paris is a crucible of different cultures, religious backgrounds, and more So, it’s interesting when a novel’s focus isn’t so much the traditional French culture we often think of when we think of Paris. After all, members of many other cultures have made their homes there. Let’s take a look at one such novel today, and turn the spotlight on Karim Miské’s debut novel, Arab Jazz.
The novel opens as Ahmed Taroudant discovers that Laura Vignola, who lives in the apartment above his, has been brutally murdered. He’s got several reasons to care deeply about this killing. For one thing, he’d formed a sort of relationship with her, although it wasn’t really what you’d call a dating relationship. For another, he has a key to her apartment, and he was at home at the time of the murder…
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