The Black Tower

Novelist Louis Bayard turns his attention to the French Restoration in this mystery involving the son of Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI.

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Review of ‘The Black Tower’

After writing two witty novels about gay life in Washington, D.C., Louis Bayard hit on a winning formula with his 2003 novel, Mr. Timothy, which starred Dickens' Tiny Tim and gave the character a complexity that was sorely lacking in the original. He followed that up with The Pale Blue Eye, a story of Edgar…

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