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Margaret de Rohan - Author

About the Author

Margaret de Rohan was born and educated in Adelaide, Australia. She moved to London in 1976. She has published four previous books with Matador, the latest being Max Survives Paris (2014), but Night Train is her first adult book.

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Night Train to Berlin

Night Train to Berlin

Author: Margaret de Rohan Format: eBook Release Date: 27/06/2018

'Are you going to Scarborough Fair?' This is the question a stranger asks a woman at Les Invalides in Paris. She spontaneously responds with the next line of the English folk song, and the man walks away without a further word. Ten minutes later he is seriously injured in a hit-and-run incident nearby which witnesses say looked deliberate. Who is this man? Why does he seem fixated on something due to happen in Berlin on the 15th March: the Ides of March about which Julius Caesar was warned prior to his assassination in 44BC? And what is the connection with the Scarborough Fair folk song and Simon and Garfunkel in New York in 1985? The woman's husband, Chief Inspector Philippe Maigret of the Police Nationale de Paris, fears that what the man said was the mistaken approach of a spy - or a terrorist - and that his wife's life is now in danger. Who was this man's real contact? And why was he being followed by someone with links to a Middle Eastern country's security services? When his wife and grandson disappear from the overnight train from Paris to Berlin less than a week later, Chief Inspector Maigret steps up his investigation with the help of Chief Inspector Clive Scott from Scotland Yard and they race through Europe to get their answers in a new Jaguar 'borrowed' from the British Embassy in Paris... Can Scarborough Fair really be in Berlin? And can it take place on the Ides of March? All will be revealed in this gripping thriller that will appeal to lovers of suspense and Francophiles alike.

Max Survives Paris

Max Survives Paris

Author: Margaret de Rohan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/11/2014

A gruesome murder four years earlier, in La Sante prison in Paris, casts a long shadow over the lives of many people. Chief Inspector Maigret of Police Nationale is one of them. It is such a painful subject that he refuses to discuss it. In the present time, Max, almost fourteen, who knows nothing of past events, is enjoying a brief holiday with his Parisian relatives, one of whom is Chief Inspector Maigret. And that is how he manages to be in the wrong place at the wrong time: Montmartre, early evening. There, he witnesses some disturbing events that he can't forget. Even in the face of intensive police questioning, combined with incredulity, his faith in what he saw remains steadfast. The next morning, the mutilated body of a young souvenir seller, last seen the same night at Montmartre, is found, and Chief Inspector Maigret must take the accounts given by Max - and his own wife - even more seriously than he did before. Just as things are getting tough, Chief Inspector Clive Scott of Scotland Yard offers Maigret the help of young Patrick Evremond as a `leg man' for a week or so. Patrick believes Max's account of what happened at Montmartre. And why wouldn't he? He's seen the same thing himself in London. An attempted political assassination starts a turf war between the Police Nationale and the Gendarmerie Nationale, and that's when things really turn ugly. Is it possible that Chief Inspector Maigret is a traitor to his country..? Max Survives Paris will be enjoyed by teenage and young adult readers.

Max Survives Paris

Max Survives Paris

Author: Margaret de Rohan Format: eBook Release Date: 28/11/2014

A gruesome murder four years earlier, in La Sante prison in Paris, casts a long shadow over the lives of many people. Chief Inspector Maigret of Police Nationale is one of them. It is such a painful subject that he refuses to discuss it. In the present time, Max, almost fourteen, who knows nothing of past events, is enjoying a brief holiday with his Parisian relatives, one of whom is Chief Inspector Maigret. And that is how he manages to be in the wrong place at the wrong time: Montmartre, early evening. There, he witnesses some disturbing events that he can't forget. Even in the face of intensive police questioning, combined with incredulity, his faith in what he saw remains steadfast. The next morning, the mutilated body of a young souvenir seller, last seen the same night at Montmartre, is found, and Chief Inspector Maigret must take the accounts given by Max - and his own wife - even more seriously than he did before. Just as things are getting tough, Chief Inspector Clive Scott of Scotland Yard offers Maigret the help of young Patrick Evremond as a 'leg man' for a week or so. Patrick believes Max's account of what happened at Montmartre. And why wouldn't he? He's seen the same thing himself in London. An attempted political assassination starts a turf war between the Police Nationale and the Gendarmerie Nationale, and that's when things really turn ugly. Is it possible that Chief Inspector Maigret is a traitor to his country..? MaxSurvives Paris will be enjoyed by teenage and young adult readers.

Chief Inspector Maigret Visits London

Chief Inspector Maigret Visits London

Author: Margaret de Rohan Format: eBook Release Date: 01/08/2013

Chief Inspector Maigret's brief May holiday in London serves up a tale of evil people planning wicked deeds:they're definitely not the usual criminals he's used to dealing with at PoliceNationale headquarters in Paris!Oh no, this lot is a very different kettle of fish: most of them are piranhas. The Eurostar has barely arrived at St.Pancras before he's being followed.Next he receives an invitation to an event that he would rather avoid, but is coerced into attending. Then he discovers that a woman he'd hoped never to see again is living nearby and that Scotland Yard expects him to interrogate her on their behalf. Then the first body turns up... Next take a Cambridge undergraduate, add a dodgy character named Slippery Sid and throw in a really dreadful creature, together with a large piece of garlic. Stir briskly, then finish with a crme caramel!What will be the result?Why, another fine old mess, of course, that will prove the very devil of a job for Philippe Maigret to fix before his end of June deadline. Can he, and Scotland Yard, do it?Or will they need the help of a brave amateur? Like the first two books in this trilogy, Chief Inspector Maigret Visits London will appeal to children aged 12+.

Celia and Granny Meg Return to Paris The man with no face

Celia and Granny Meg Return to Paris The man with no face

Author: Margaret de Rohan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2012

This book is the second in Margaret de Rohan's trilogy and the follow-up to Celia and Granny Meg to go Paris: A Survival Guide. Celia and Granny Meg return to Paris to give their evidence at the trial of Bruno Escargot, who murdered The Professor, the architect of the secret plans for the nuclear defence of the French Republic, and stole those plans. This time, the travellers expect a trouble-free visit to the French capital, but nothing could be further from the truth... No sooner do they arrive at Gare du Nord than the surprises start. As the intimidation escalates with the unwelcome arrival of ten perfectly-formed but very dead snails on their doorstep one morning, a number of questions must be urgently answered. Who is trying to kill them? Who were the sinister men behind the plot to abduct Celia? What is Bruno Escargot up to now? And what have Prince Charles' ears got to do with the price of poisson? It must be time for Celia and Granny Meg to remove their gloves and take matters into their own four hands again!

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