The Disappearance at Pere-Lachaise by Claude Izner, pages 306
At the end of the 18th, during the failed attempt by the French government to build the Panama channel, the husband of Odette is presumed dead. Odette disappears and her servant Denise goes to Victor Legris for help. Soon after that Denise is drowned and Odette’s body is found buried in a backyard. Victor starts his investigation and discovers a very sinister plot connected with a mine in Panama.
I like the book because is full of historical references. At the same time the references make the book hard to read. In the near future I will probably read more books by Claude Izner.