Charles Belfoure, New York Times bestselling author of "House of Thieves" and "The Paris Architect," will speak at the downtown Fairfield University Bookstore on Thursday, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. Copies of his books will be available for purchase and signing. The talk is free and open to the public.
"House of Thieves" is a fascinating look at the two poles of New York society in the late 19th century, from the extreme opulence of the Knickerbocker society to the opium dens and whorehouses of the criminal underworld. It also presents an exciting new twist on the intriguing architecture angle that drew readers to "The Paris Architect." Library Journal calls it, “A pulse-raising read for historical crime and historical thriller fans.”
"The Paris Architect," called a "spine-chilling page turner" by Publisher's Weekly, is set in 1942 Paris. Gifted architect Lucien Bernard accepts a commission that will bring him a great deal of money - and maybe get him killed. But if he's clever enough, he'll avoid any trouble. All he has to do is design a secret hiding place for a wealthy Jewish man, a space so invisible that even the most determined German officer won't find it. He sorely needs the money, and outwitting the Nazis who have occupied his beloved city is a challenge he can't resist.
Charles Belfoure is an architect by profession, with a specialty in historical preservation. He graduated from the Pratt Institute and Columbia University. Learn more at charlesbelfoure.com.
The Fairfield University Bookstore Downtown is located at 1499 Post Road, Fairfield, Conn. For more information, phone (203) 255-7756.