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More books of adult fiction set in Paris, authors I through Z

My list of adult fiction set in Paris continues here. Where possible, I’ve listed the publication date of the book. 

JAMES, Henry. The Ambassadors.

JOHNSON, Diane. Le Divorce (1997), L’Affaire, and Le Mariage (2000).

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KOEN, Karleen. Through a Glass Darkly (1987).  Caution: there is another book by the same title by Gaardner and the film by Ingmar Bergman.

KRANTZ, Judith. Spring Collection. 

LAMAR, Jake. If 6 Were 9 and Rendezvous Eighteenth.

LOBE, Kirsten. Paris Hangover.

LUDLUM, Robert. The Paris Option.

LUX, Melika Dannese. City of Lights: The Trials and Triumphs of Ilyse Charpentier (2007).

McALMON, Robert. The Nightinghouls of Paris (2007). Rediscovered manuscript from McAlmon (1895-1956) details ex-pat Parisian life in the 1920s.

MAUGHAM, Somerset. The Razor’s Edge (1943). 1920s Paris and beyond. 

MILLER, Henry. Tropic of Cancer.

MITFORD, Nancy. The Blessing, Voltaire in Love, The Sun King, and Don’t Tell Alfred (1960).

book cover of   Don't Tell Alfred   by  Nancy Mitford

MUIR, Kate. Left Bank.

PAYNE, Roman. Crepuscule (2004). 

PEREC, George. Life, a User’s Manual.

PIERCY, Marge. City of Darkness, City of Light.

PROUST, Marcel. Rememberance of Times Past (1913).

RADIQUET, Raymond. The Devil in the Flesh

REMARQUE, Erich Maria. Arch of Triumph. 

Arch of Triumph

RHYS, Jean. Good Morning, Midnight and Quartet.

RICE, Anne. Pandora and The Vampire Lestat. 

RICE, Luanne. The Secrets of Paris. 

ROBBINS, Adreana. Paris Never Leaves You. 

Paris Never Leaves You

ROMAINE, Jules. The Depths and the Heights. 

SAGAN, Francoise. A Certain Smile and A Fleeting Sorrow. 

SAND, George. Horace.

SATTERTHWAIT, Water. Masquerade (1999).

SCHMITT, Eric-Emmanuel. Monsieur Ibrahim and the Flowers of the Koran.

SCOTT, Gail. My Paris (2003).

SOUPAULT, Philippe. Last Night in Paris.

STEEL, Danielle. Five Days in Paris, Honor Thyself, Sisters, and Second Change.

TEMPLE, Lou Jane. Death du Jour. 

THOENE, Bodie. Paris Encore (Zion Covenant) (2005). Set in WWII Paris. Christian historical fiction.

URIS, Leon. Topaz (1967). Also a Hitchcock movie.

VARGAS, Fred. Have Mercy on Us All.

VERNE, Jules. Paris in the Twentieth Century.

VILLEFRANCHE, Anne-Marie. Scandale d’Amour.

WEISS, Andrea. Paris Was a Woman: Portraits from the Left Bank (1995).

Paris Was a Woman: Portraits from the Left Bank

WEST, Paul. Rat Man of Paris (1986).

ZOLA, Emile. The Belly of Paris (about Les Halles), The Masterpiece,  Nana (1880), Therese Raquin (1867), and The Drunkard (1887).


  1. Karl Grossman wrote:

    Well, I’d say there’s always room for a few more books set in Frech-toast-land. Perhaps one that details the gritty, no-nonsense reality of the filth and smoking and choking fumes, hey wait aminute, I think you already wrote the first chapter… hmmmmmm….

    Saturday, November 3, 2007 at 8:00 pm | Permalink
  2. Melika Dannese Lux wrote:


    I was doing a Google search for my book and came across your site! Thank you so much for listing my book here! 😀 I will be getting a web site up in a few days, but for now have a blog on and author pages on,, and

    Thanks again for listing my book! 😀

    Melika Dannese Lux

    Monday, January 28, 2008 at 4:38 pm | Permalink

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