Irène

The Gripping Opening to The Paris Crime Files

by Pierre Lemaitre, Frank Wynne

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  • 9781782068112

THE NOVELIST KILLS BY THE BOOK

For Commandant Camille Verh?ven life is beautiful. He is happily married and soon to become a father.

HE'S ALWAYS ONE CHAPTER AHEAD

But his blissful existence is punctured by a murder of unprecedented savagery. When his team discovers that the killer has form - and each murder is a homage to a classic crime novel - the Parisian press are quick to coin a nickname . . . The Novelist.

HE HATES HAPPY ENDINGS

With the public eye fixed on both hunter and hunted, the case develops into a personal duel, each hell-bent on outsmarting the other. There can only be one winner. The one who has the least to lose.


  • Quercus Publishing; March 2014
  • ISBN: 9781782068112
  • Read online, or download in secure ePub format
  • Title: Irène
  • Author: Pierre Lemaitre; Frank Wynne (trans.)
  • Imprint: MacLehose Press
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  • 9781782068112

About The Author

Pierre Lemaitre was born in Paris in 1951. He worked for many years as a teacher of literature before becoming a novelist. He was awarded the Crime Writers' Association International Dagger, alongside Fred Vargas, for Alex, and as sole winner for Camille. In 2013 his novel Au revoir là-haut (The Great Swindle, in English translation) won the Prix Goncourt, France's leading literary award.

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  • 9781782068112