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The Cemetery of Swallows by Mallock
  

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Mallock is the enigmatic pseudonym adopted by a French photographer for his crime novels, and also the name of his protagonist, a pragmatic and clear-minded cop still marked by the death of his own son, who is obliged to travel to the Dominican Republic to investigate a curious case. Manuel Gemoni, a totally ordinary family man, had travelled all the way there to kill an old man he had never seen before. As the case unravels in the sweaty jungle and then back in Paris under a blanket of snow, quirky Amedee Mallock gradually peels away the layers of an elaborate plot that leads back to the forests of Normandy during WW2. A fascinating new cop on the block and I, for one, am already looking forward to the handful of other Mallock investigations to be translated.

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The Cemetery of Swallows by Mallock

One day, Manuel Gemoni travels to the other end of the world to kill an old man in the Dominican Republic. When questioned by police, he can only explain his bizarre actions by saying, “I killed him because he had killed me.” Unable to comprehend why an ordinary family man with no history of violent behavior would go to such lengths to kill a man he didn’t even know, Police Commissioner Amédée Mallock decides to investigate. In order to save Manuel from death, the misanthropic Mallock must immerse himself in the harsh tropical jungles of the Dominican Republic and the snow-covered streets of Paris.

About the Author

Jean-Denis Bruet-Ferreol, who writes under the pseudonym Mallock, was born in Neuilly-sur-Seine in 1951. He is not only an author, but also a painter, photographer, designer, inventor, artistic director, and composer. Since 2000, he has dedicated himself to digital painting and crime novels.

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Book Info

Publication date

14th May 2014

Author

Mallock

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Publisher

Europa Editions

Format

Paperback
400 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
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ISBN

9781609451868

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