John Pearce

Sophie’s walk across the Île de la Cité, kickoff to my novel Finding Pegasus

SOPHIE LEROUX’S WALK across the Seine is one of the important early scenes in my new novel Finding Pegasus.The scene traces her walk across the Île de la Cité, home to Notre Dame Cathedral and the Sainte-Chapelle, to the quai on the Left Bank, where she and her young son Lucas witness the murder that’s central …

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Early raves for Finding Pegasus

“In Finding Pegasus, John Pearce once again spins a captivating tale of spies, assassinations, derring-do and sex (very tastefully done!) which takes us from Miami to Paris to a remote castle in Eastern Europe. The characters are fully drawn and we soon come to actually care about Kate and Mark as they try to recover …

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Review: Artist, Soldier, Lover, Muse

When you look back over Art Hittner’s busy life it’s clear where this great and sprawling story came from. In addition to his decades-long career as a Boston lawyer, he’s been involved in both the art and baseball worlds, and has written books about both. This book easily meets the first requirement of novels — …

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THE THIRD EDDIE GRANT NOVEL NOW AVAILABLE FOR PREORDER OR REVIEWS

A thousand thanks to all my readers who have contributed blurbs for Finding Pegasus.  Review copies are available now, and the Kindle version is online for pre-order on Amazon, at this link. The paperback will be available before the publication date, and the audio book should follow early in August. If you have an interest in …

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Review: The Old Bridge, a thriller by Andrew Turpin

[cn-social-icon] The genocidal Bosnian war of the nineties has faded from Western consciousness. Not many people remember the brutal days when Sarajevo had to hang a curtain so snipers could not target civilian pedestrians, although anyone who was paying attention then remembers the pictures of those who didn’t escape, lying in the streets. The memory …

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Review: F is for France — making sense of its ways, A to Z

[cn-social-icon] I came late to this amusing and informative book, I’m sorry to say. It’s an amazingly detailed compilation and exploration of what the French would call curiosités or choses insolites but it’s also a broad cultural overview. It’s an example of the best of a certain type of book designed to explain France to …

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Review: “If I flipped a franc, it would land on something worth swallowing”

“If I flipped a franc, it would land on something worth swallowing,” David Downie writes of his arrival in Paris in 1976. He remembers, as I do, gazing into the yawning seven-story hole where Les Halles had provided food and drink to all Paris until its relocation to suburban Rungis several years before, and he …

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The intersection of Rossini & Trump

Do you love opera? Do you love Trump? Don’t miss this parody from Scroll.in. Trump meets the opera. Is there any doubt who will win?

Bastille Day 2017, from Arun with a View

One of my favorite blogs is Arun With a View, an old-fashioned blog run by Arun Kapil, an American from the Midwest of Indian origin who now lives in the Paris banlieu (he’s very insistent on this description in his blog). In any case, Arun discussed at some length a couple of weeks ago the significance …

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Music Day

It’s Music Day in Paris – and 100 degrees outside

[cn-social-icon] We look forward to Fête de la musique every year we’re in Paris on June 21. It’s become an annual event in France and more than a hundred  other countries since the French culture minister, Jack Lang, started it in the early eighties. The fête is being held under difficult circumstances this year. Paris …

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