"In a way, Paris is like an island. You may see a whispered exchange across the floor. There's no need to bend an ear or move closer. Someone will tell you what was going on before the week is over. That's the way it is in an expatriate community."
And there's no question that gossip is abundant among the party-hard characters in the bustling cafés of Howard Engel's Paris. MURDER IN MONTPARNASSE is a fictional microcosm of the authentic expatriate communities that flourished in the 1920s. It was an era when foreigners flocked to the romanticized cities of Europe, and artists