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From the ashes of war rise the secrets of its darkest hearts. . . .In the wake of the Battle of Waterloo, Paris is a house divided. The triumphant Bourbons flaunt their victory with lavish parties, while Bonapartists seek revenge only to be captured and executed. Amid the turmoil, British attaché and intelligence agent Malcolm Rannoch and his wife, Suzanne, discover that his murdered half sister, Princess Tatiana Kirsanova, may have borne a child—a secret she took to the grave. And Malcolm suspects there was more than mere impropriety behind her silence. . . .As Malcolm and Suzanne begin searching for answers, they learn that the child was just one of many secrets Tatiana had been keeping. The princess was the toast of Paris when she arrived in the glamorous city, flirting her way into the arms of more than a few men—perhaps even those of Napoleon himself—and the father must be among them. But in the mêlée of the Napoleonic Wars, she was caught up in a deadly game of court intrigue, and now Malcolm and Suzanne must race against time to save his sister’s child from a similar fate. . . .

March 26, 2013
ISBN: 0758283938


“Once more, Teresa Grant conjures 19th-century Europe in all its glory as the unstoppable Malcolm and Suzanne return to unravel the secrets and lies at the heart of an almost impenetrable mystery. Rich with historical detail and thick with intrigue, The Paris Affair is their most thrilling adventure yet.!”
Deanna Raybourn, New York Times bestselling author


“19th century Paris comes to life in The Paris Affair. With twists and turns galore, swashbuckling adventure, and suspense throughout, Teresa Grant’s novel will be applauded by readers in search of smart historical mysteries.”
Tasha Alexander, New York Times bestselling author


“I loved this book! No one else can combine page-turning suspense, fascinating mystery, a palpable sense of time and place, with such unforgettable and masterfully-drawn characters. Superb!”
Deborah Crombie, New York Times bestselling author


“Teresa Grant never disappoints!”
Lauren Willig, New York Times bestselling author

38 Responses to “The Paris Affair”

  1. […] quick succession I received the cover art for His Spanish Bride and The Paris Affair. I’d love to hear what you think, particularly about The Paris Affair, which is a new look […]

  2. Rin Says:

    I’m so excited, and can’t wait to see the next murder along with Dorothee and Wilhelimine again, I loved their characters! Will we see Frederick Radley again?

  3. Tracy Grant Says:

    So glad you’re excited to read it, Rin! I loved writing about Doro and Willie again. Radley isn’t in The Paris Affair, though he is mentioned in His Spanish Bride. And I will probably have him appear in future books.

  4. […] Raphael Coffey PhotographyI’ve been busy making the final tweaks to The Paris Affair before it goes off to the copy editor, writing historical notes, and acknowledgements, and reading […]

  5. Donna Hill Says:

    Lovely covers. I especially like The Paris Affair~very mysterious looking! So long to wait!

  6. Tracy Grant Says:

    Thanks, Donna! I too love the mysterious, moody look of the cover for The Paris Affair. His Spanish Bride will be out before too long, and I’ll continue to post monthly teasers.

  7. […] current WIP, the book after The Paris Affair, is set in London in October 1817. This is the point where the Malcolm & Suzanne chronology […]

  8. […] (actually mentioned in the series) and for me and for countless other writers. My forthcoming The Paris Affair features a Scarlet Pimpernel type character coded named the Kestrel. I thought I would combine […]

  9. […] from Aline {a good observer of people for all she has her head in numbers} to Gisèle on the eve of The Paris Affair, about Wilhelmne of Sagan’s new and scandalous {even for Wilhelmine} love affair with Lord […]

  10. […] just got some gorgeous coverflats for The Paris Affair, so I’ll give away a signed one to one of this week’s commenters. And check out this […]

  11. Miami Deb Says:

    So glad to be able to read you again!! Loved The Daughter of the Game of the series. Am reading Vienna Waltz now. Can’t put it down.

  12. Tracy Grant Says:

    So glad you found my books, Deb! Do let me know how you like Vienna Waltz. His Spanish Bride, a novella about Charles/Malcolm and Mélanie’/Suzanne’s wedding, comes out as an ebook on Friday.

  13. Judy Westmoreland Says:

    Reading Imperial Scandal now. Good read. I can hardly wait to get my hands on a copy of The Paris Affair when it comes out in March. I just love the gorgeous covers of all your books! Would be great to win one.

  14. […] give away another signed cover flat of The Paris Affair to a […]

  15. […] this is a family time of year, December’s teaser from The Paris Affair show Suzanne/Mel and Colin with his honorary uncle, Simon, visiting a family of new characters in […]

  16. […] week brought a lovely gift courtesy of UPS – ARCs (Advanced Reader Copies) of The Paris Affair. In honor of their arrival, I’m posting a teaser from the book and one commenter on the […]

  17. JMM Says:

    ARC???? Please?

  18. Tracy Grant Says:

    I only have a limited number, so I need to save them for advance press and contest. But I will run at least one more contest before publication.

  19. […] moment or your favorite moment with another literary couple. I’ll give away an ARC of The Paris Affair to a poster. Contest closes at noon Pacific Time on Tuesday, February […]

  20. […] week. And there’s a “favorite literary romantic moments” contest for an ARC of The Paris Affair open through noon PST on Tuesday the 19th. Have a great […]

  21. […] I definitely felt I should make use of any time I could get, with promo to do for The Paris Affair and my WIP due in April. I arrived at the salon distinctly frazzled. I was up late working last […]

  22. […] March! Hard to believe the publication of The Paris Affair is just over two weeks away. We’ve updated the sidebar with some interviews and events […]

  23. […] welcome Tracy Grant, author of the new historical mystery THE PARIS AFFAIR (Kensington, March 26, […]

  24. […] excited that The Paris Affair is out tomorrow! I realized I’ve been so busy doing interviews I’ve neglected my own […]

  25. This sounds like a good read, I will have to add it to my TBR list!

  26. Tracy Grant Says:


  27. Just a word: WOW!
    Congrats from Italy!

  28. […] The Paris Affair has now been out for two weeks, so I thought I would start a place for discussion and comments. The Reading Group questions are below in case any of them stir thoughts and discussion, but feel free to post thoughts or questions on anything relating to the book. […]

  29. […] and Suzanne Rannoch step into this glittering, simmering cauldron in The Paris Affair. The mystery they investigate twists through the glamorous veneer of Restoration Paris and the […]

  30. […] can cause me to think about my own books in a fresh light. In the very fun interview about The Paris Affair that I did with her recently on Word Wenches, Cara Elliott/Andrea Penrose asked some wonderful […]

  31. […] questions Cara Elliott/Andrea Penrose asked when she interviewed me on Word Wenches about The Paris Affair concerned how I developed Malcolm’s & Suzanne’s pasts and how I developed them. In […]

  32. […] a blog interview I did around the release of  The Paris Affair, Heather Webb asked a question that got me to thinking about forensics in historical mysteries. So […]

  33. Tima Says:

    Your new book has been sitting on my desk from the day of publication but I sadly haven’t got around to read it until now. I’m just a few pages in and I’m absolutely intrigued already! I’m so in love with these two plus I’m thrilled that it’s an actual book. 😉

  34. Tracy Grant Says:

    Oh, so glad to hear, Tima – do keep me posted!!

  35. […] As we step into the new year, here is a glimpse of the Fraser/Rannoch holiday in 1817, after The Paris Affair, in the form of a letter from Mélanie/Suzanne to Dorothée. I’ll later archive this letter […]

  36. […] The winner will be announced on Sunday. The Paris Affair hits the shelves on March 26th. To find out more about The Paris Affair and the other Malcolm and Suzanne books, just visit Tracy’s website. […]

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