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(The first book in the Franck Guerin series)
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A young model is found dead in a luxury hotel in Paris. A stunning photo of the scene features on the cover of the country's top-selling scandal sheet. It was delivered before the police found the body. In a city obsessed with images of perfection, the murderer's artistic talents are the object of much admiration.

It's Franck Guerin's first criminal case. Used to the murky world of national security, he has to learn to play by the rules. Not so easy when your only clue is the lingerie in which the victim was draped.

The fashion trail takes him into a universe of desire, deceit, beauty and profit. As the victims mount and the images roll in, Franck has to train his eye to spot the killer's signature. Not to mention whoever is collecting photos of him...

The first of the Franck Guerin novels. Original, stylish and tightly-plotted, Wasp-Waisted recounts a murder enquiry born of a fatal encounter between fashion, art, business and desire.


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Paperback Editions

June 2009 : UK Paperback

Title: Wasp-waisted
Author(s): David Barrie
ISBN: 0-9562518-0-3 / 978-0-9562518-0-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: John Law Media
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Kindle Editions

December 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Wasp-Waisted
Author(s): David Barrie
Publisher: John Law Media
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA