Why abridege? For shame! I just finished Stephen Pearl's translation, published by Bunim and Bannigan and found it delightful, after an admittedly slow start. Well worth the lengthy but necessary set-up.
Pearce's debut novel, Treasure of Saint-Lazare, received rave reviews, reached a #29 of all Kindle books on Amazon and was picked as the best historical mystery of the year by Readers' Favorite. In this interview, Pearce gives us some behind-the-scenes insights in the creation of Treasure of Saint-Lazare, talks about art and how the city of Paris is a main character in his books.