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This suspenseful novel contains themes of love and loss, peace and forgiveness. It follows the adventures of Daniel Plain, a young man from Seattle who moves in Paris in the fateful year of 1997. Daniel’s life becomes intertwined with events linked to Diana, Princess of Wales, and he finds himself in great danger as he seeks to unravel the mysteries surrounding the tragic loss of the people’s princess.


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This suspenseful novel contains themes of love and loss, peace and forgiveness. It follows the adventures of Daniel Plain, a young man from Seattle who moves in Paris in the fateful year of 1997. Daniel's life becomes intertwined with events linked to Diana, Princess of Wales, and he finds himself in great danger as he seeks to unravel the mysteries surrounding the tragic loss of the people’s princess.

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I Loved It!

by Alexandra Henley
Toronto, Ontario

As a kid, I read Eric Wilson's books ALL the time.  So when I heard that he wrote an adult novel (as Eric Hamilton) I was more excited than I'd like to admit.  I was a little worried about whether he could successfully pull off a book for adults, but I'm happy to say that I really enjoyed Love & Death in Paris '97.  It has a similar feel to his earlier mysteries, with fast-paced writing, dangerous scenarios and a quirky main character (Daniel Plain), but this one is definitely not for children!

Love & Death in Paris '97 isn't your typical Princess Diana conspiracy book.  Most of the conspiracy theory books I've read have been really well researched, but they're almost always non-fiction.  There's so much information thrown at you, and for me, it doesn't stick.  Eric Hamilton's book is just as well researched (if not more) but he presents the info in a fictional form, so the facts are handed out in a more natural way.  Thanks to this, every element of the book comes to life.  And even though Princess Diana is only seen a couple of times, her character is so supported by facts that she easily became the main player.

As for the conspiracy theory itself, it's hard to talk about it without giving three-quarters of the novel away, so I'll just say that it surprised me it's not a hokey, convenient theory by any means.  It actually makes a lot of sense and it's not something I've ever considered before.

As you can probably tell, I loved this book and I hope Eric Hamilton writes another novel featuring Daniel Plain.


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Eric Hamilton, (Wilson)
After writing 22 mysteries for young readers, I decided to write a novel for adults under the pen name Eric Hamilton. My wife and I have always admired Princess Diana, so I decid More...