Cryptography is the new black.


A mind-bending code spawned from the mind of a madman...or maybe just a jealous ex.

A desperate race through the cathedrals and hotels of New York City...with a teeny bit of time for shopping, it's true.

An astonishing truth concealed for years, unveiled at last...with more than a little help from a supercute new guy.

As if a recent breakup, scrounging for rent money, and lusting after designer shoes weren't enough to make graduate student Melanie Prescott's life challenging, suddenly she's practically lving The Da Vinci Code. A mysterious stranger is sending obscure codes and clues her way and she soon dicovers she has to solve them in order to stay alive. With stakes like that, her dissertation on "the derivation and primary characteristics of codes and ciphers used by prevailing nations during wartime" is looking a little less important that it was yesterday. Right now she's just worrying about living to see tomorrow. The only bright spot in the whole freakish nightmare is Matthew Stryker, the six-foot tall, dark, and handsome stranger who's determined to protect her. Well, that and the millions of dollars that will be her reward if she survives this deadly game. And she'd better survive. Because that's a heck of a lot of money to be able to spend on shoes and handbags and sunglasses and dresses, and, well, it's hard to be fashionable when you're dead.


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"I read this book in three hours! It was that good!"
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted November 29, 2006

I am sorry to say that I avidly consumed this book in three hours. I simply could not put it down. I always feel guilty when I read a book this quickly because I know the author works long and hard to write a book but sometimes when a book Read more...

"Wild Ride in the City with Sexy Single"
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted November 29, 2006

In The Givenchy Code, Julie Kenner has pulled off a perfect hat trick: a non-stop action plot that has likable characters and great humor. Melanie Prescott is a wonderful and unique heroine. She can dish Manolos, Jimmy Chu's and Givenchy with the best of the other New York Read more...


The Givenchy Code
(perfectly appointed mystery #1)
by Julie Kenner

Downtown Press
June 1, 2006
Available: November 29, 2006
ISBN #0743496132
EAN #9780743496131
320 pages
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