For Commandant Verhoeven life is beautiful: he is happily married, expecting his first child with the lovely Irene. But his blissful existence is punctured by a murder of unprecedented savagery. Worse still, the press seem to have it in for him - his every move is headline news. When he discovers that the killer has killed before - that each murder is a homage to a classic crime novel - the fourth estate are quick to coin a nickname...The Novelist...With both men in the public eye, the case develops into a personal duel, each hell-bent on outsmarting the other. There can only be one winner - whoever has the least to lose...
Closing date: 06/09/2018
'Gripping, frightening, intelligent and brilliant'
Marcel Berlins, The Times
'A page-turning race to a grand-slam finish
Laura Wilson, Guardian
. 'Quirky, brutal and not for the faint-hearted, it is crime fiction of the highest class ... Superbly constructed and executed, it puts Lemaitre very close to Ellroy's class. If you pick it up, you won't be able to put it down
Geoffrey Wansell, Daily Mail
Publication date: 31/07/2014
Publisher: MacLehose Press an imprint of Quercus Publishing Plc
|Publication date:||31st July 2014|
|Publisher:||MacLehose Press an imprint of Quercus Publishing Plc|
|Genres:||Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites,|
Pierre Lemaitre was born in Paris in 1956. He worked for many years as a teacher of literature and now devotes his time to writing novels and screenplays. In 2013 he was awarded the Prix Goncourt, France's most prestigious literary award, for Au revoir la-haut. Frank Wynne is a translator from French and Spanish. His translations include works by Michel Houellebecq, Marcelo Figueras's IFFP-shortlisted Kamchatka and Alex by Pierre Lemaitre.More About Pierre Lemaitre