The Book Artist

The Book Artist

Hugo Marston, head of security for the U.S. Embassy in Paris, puts his life in danger when he investigates the murder of a celebrated artist, all the while fending off an assassin looking to settle an old score against him. Hugo Marston accompanies his boss, US Ambassador J. Bradford Taylor, to the first night of an art exhibition in Montmartre, Paris. Hugo is less than hap Hugo Marston, head of security for the U.S. Embassy in Paris, puts his life in danger when he investigates the murder...

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Title:The Book Artist
Author:Mark Pryor
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:B07CG3RLZ4
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:272 pages pages

The Book Artist Reviews

  • Scilla
    Feb 11, 2019
    A great mystery/thriller! Hugo is asked by the Ambassador to pick up and bring Alia Alsaffar to the Embassy Christmas party. When he gets to her hotel, she has left arguing with a man. Hugo goes in the direction indicated by the hotel staff, and eventually finds her. She has forgott...
  • Pamela
    Jan 01, 2019
    This is the eighth in the Hugo Marston series. Hugo Marston is head of security for the American Embassy in Paris. He?s been asked by the Ambassador to accompany an American artist to her showing. When he gets a call from a close friend that she?s fainted on the sidewalk outsid...
  • Cindy Burnett
    Oct 21, 2018
    I am a huge fan of Mark Pryor?s Hugo Marston?s series, and The Book Artist is the best book to date in the series. Marston is head of security for the U.S. Embassy in Paris, and in The Book Artist, he is tasked with protecting an artist, Alia Alsaffar, who is having her first Paris...
  • Gwen - Chew & Digest Books -
    Mar 12, 2019
    Without being Cozy, the Pryor's series all have weaved throughout them in inventive, innovative, and intelligent ways and I'm grateful for that alone. They also feature peeks into a lot of worlds that most of us will never see or know: Paris, an Embassy, the FBI and CIA and what hap...
  • AnnieBebop
    Feb 27, 2019
    It's official. I'm in love with Hugo Marston. ...
  • Kim McGee
    Oct 18, 2018
    Hugo Marston works in security for the U.S. Ambassador to France is seriously dating a French woman, he thinks and is once again embroiled in a murder mystery in which his girlfriend may be implicated. While we follow Hugo as he sidesteps the French Inspector who doesn't want his help,...
  • Anne
    Dec 06, 2018
    I?m so happy to be adding this title to my collection as Mark Pryor adds to his Hugo Marston series with this eighth installment. In this book Hugo is back in Paris and has been asked by the ambassador to escort an artist to her exhibit opening. Her art consists of sculptures mad...
  • Susan Johnson
    Dec 12, 2018
    This book sounded so interesting to me. It concerns a female artist whose medium is books. She makes sculptures out of books and is having an exhibition in Paris. What could be more intriguing to a book lover than that set up so I dived into my first Hugo Marston book. And it was okay...
  • Emma
    Dec 25, 2018
    VERDICT:  Satisfying suspenseful mystery, that would have been even better if focused on one plot only. As you could expect at the end of The Sorbonne Affair,  Hugo Marston and his friend Tom were going to have to resolve a major issue related to their past: fifteen years earlier, a...
  • Paul
    Mar 24, 2019
    B: The eighth in this series I?ve read and they are all good mysteries! When an Englishman living in Texas write novels set in Paris, it promises an interesting take. I?m also looking forward to the late Phillip Kerr?s last novel, the author Mr. Pryor acknowledges in the end of t...
  • Taylor Holt
    Oct 17, 2018
    Delving into new cases with Hugo is always a treat. I was intrigued by the premise of this novel - Hugo meets an hot new artist whose sculpture medium is books. When she has an art exhibition, attended by Hugo and the US Ambassador, a gruesome murder is also on display for the spectato...
  • Marilyn Boyle-Taylor
    Feb 28, 2019
    Pretty mundane, but nice reading about Paris! ...
  • Paul
    Mar 12, 2019
    This is an entertaining read with plenty of action. There are better books in the Hugo Marston series, but Pryor does several things well. The characters are likable and realistic, the story line is plausible and moves along well, and what is basically a murder mystery is solved during...
  • Steve Goble
    Mar 14, 2019
    This is an excellent series. ...
  • Russ Skinner
    Mar 24, 2019
    Another excellent entry in this series. Recommended. ...
  • Linda Smatzny
    Mar 18, 2019
    In this book, Hugo Marston is trying to save two friends from death. First his best friend, Tom has gone to Amsterdam in search of a killer who wants to kill both Tom and Hugo because they killed his brother when they were working for the FBI. Secondly an artist has been killed at the ...
  • Darius Ostrowski
    Feb 25, 2019
    Thanks to a delayed flight, I finished this book in one day. And it was worth the read - I enjoy Mr. Pryor's descriptions of Paris, taking us off the tourist route (but not too far). And of course, he describes a Paris that probably no longer exists in today's world. But overall a g...
  • M. White
    Feb 06, 2019
    I am a confirmed Mark Pryor fan, and his latest book definitely did not disappoint. His character development is outstanding, and his descriptions of Paris leave you feeling like you have just been there walking beside his main character, Hugo. My only complaint--the two strong plot li...
  • Cindy Rosen
    Mar 03, 2019
    I have really enjoyed This author?s books...especially the Hugo Marston series. However, plot was a bit too thin and the characters too contrived. I?m still a fan in general, just not this particular book. ...
  • Carol
    Dec 18, 2018
    RTC ...
  • Marilyn
    Mar 21, 2019
    Hugo does security in Paris for the American Embassy. His job includes anything the ambassador needs him to do in addition to providing security. So when he is asked to escort a new artist, Alia, he doesn't expect anything unusual. That is until he leaves her gallery opening to attend ...
  • Debi Murray
    Feb 21, 2019
    Mark Pryor's Hugo Marston series is great fun, despite all the murder and other misadventures. This latest in the line-up was one of the best. It's always nice to spend time in Paris, no matter how vicariously. You just can't go wrong with Hugo. ...
  • Kim Cooper
    Mar 18, 2019
    I was intrigued in the fact the book was about an artist, whose medium, was books. The artist has a show in Paris and on opening night, she is murdered. This was an ordinary ?who done it?. Nothing special. I felt the book was a bit too long and the same story could have been writte...
  • Margaret S.
    Mar 09, 2019
    another great read staring Hugo Marston. I did figure out who did the deed early on, but appreciated the marvelous forensic twist, fake name, and Tom's "death". Lots for Hugo to worry about. I'm familiar with stacked book art and like the role it plays in the book. ...
  • ME
    Mar 20, 2019
    A few editing misses but otherwise another great Hugo Marsten installment with all the quirky regulars and Pryor?s typically unapologetic knife to the heart. Love this series and it seems we?re not finished yet! Will be looking forward to the next. ...
  • Virginia Van
    Mar 06, 2019
    When visiting American artist Alia Alsaffar is murdered at the opening of her sculpture exhibit at the Dali Museum, Hugo Marston, head of security for the U.S. Embassy in Paris, becomes personally involved in the hunt for her killer when the French police arrest someone he knows is inn...
  • Abibliofob
    Mar 22, 2019
    I recently finished The Book Artist, the 8th Paris adventure with Hugo Marston by Mark Pryor. This is a great series about the embassy security officer who loves books and always stumbles into a murder mystery. If you haven't tried this I recommend that you do. ...
  • Cindy Ladensack
    Feb 27, 2019
    Love this series?despite the fact that it is contemporary and more of a ?guy? book, the characters and plotting and setting (and the focus on books in every story) are just so compelling. In this one, I was wondering if the two story lines were going to be interconnected?I won?...
  • Nancy
    Feb 15, 2019
    Three and a half stars This was a quick read and lots of fun - I love Paris and felt like I was zipping around well-known sites and areas, eating and drinking in pubs and restaurants, and enjoying the Christmas lights. The story wasn't super-taxing intellectually so the whole readin...
  • Lynn Horton
    Feb 05, 2019
    This is one of my favorite books in the series, primarily because I've come away from it realizng that the author does one thing VERY well. He masterfully draws his characters. Even though there are at least a dozen characters in The Book Artist, and some are making a return appeara...