5 out of 5 stars
"This is the Max from the book, I found this a very good fast paced read. I recommend it to all teenagers who enjoy to read a crime thriller."
by Max de Rohan
5 out of 5 stars
Max Survives Paris is Margaret de Rohan's fourth book in the "Granny Meg/Maigret" series and is possible her best. the writing and plotting is assured and the immensely intriguing story is propelled along at a goodly lick.
Thankfully, the educational, historical and linguistic footnotes, so distinctive a part of de Rohan's style, remain a major feature and inform both young and old.
Familiar friends like Inspector Maigret and his colleagues and the young Englishman, Patrick Evremond, make a welcome and comforting re-appearance.
Embracing everything from an apparently "Cold Case" murder, forged bank notes, "Yogi Flying," evil meglomaniacs and the introduction of an attractive 12 year old hero, Max Survives Paris is a page turner for all young teens and the not so young of any age who relish a rip-roaring crime thriller.
Max is visiting his grandmother when they get caught up in a plot involving corrupt policemen and a young man out to revenge his father's death. As in an action movie, the plot rushes headlong while the characters are one-dimensional and much of the dialogue is filled with cliches. Also, although Max is an early teen, the focus is primarily on the adult characters, making the intended audience uncertain. In spite of weaknesses, I did find myself drawn into the plot and couldn't help finishing the book.
by Libby Bergstrom
Max survives Paris tells the story of Max soon to be 15 years old, when he has a short holiday in Paris with his relatives.
Some of the characters from Margaret de Rohan’s previous books make a welcome return, especially young Patrick Evremond, a recent Cambridge graduate, trainee crime-fighter, soon to be fast-tracked through the ranks at Scotland Yard.
Mystery, murder and potential mayhem fill the pages as a turf war accelerates between the Police Nationale and the Gendarmerie Nationale.
There is a ‘super-natural’ element in the book. Or is it real? The reader can decide.
This book will be enjoyed by adolescents, and older readers who enjoy a crime mystery with the atmosphere and allure of Paris!
by Leonie, Australia