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Lemaître, Pierre 1951-

Overview
Works: 105 works in 519 publications in 25 languages and 6,864 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Detective and mystery fiction  Psychological fiction  Historical fiction  History  War fiction  Novels  Noir fiction  Drama 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of dialog, Adapter, Scenarist, Interviewee, Narrator
Classifications: PQ2712.E485, 843.92
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Most widely held works by Pierre Lemaître
Alex by Pierre Lemaître( Book )

73 editions published between 2011 and 2018 in 21 languages and held by 1,619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In kidnapping cases, the first few hours are crucial. After that, the chances of being found alive go from slim to nearly none. Alex Prevost, beautiful, resourceful, tough, may be no ordinary victim, but her time is running out. Commandant Camille Verhoeven and his detectives have nothing to go on: no suspect, no lead, rapidly diminishing hope. All they know is that a girl was snatched off the streets of Paris and bundled into a white van
Irène by Pierre Lemaître( Book )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For Commandant Verhoeven life is beautiful: he's happily married, and expecting his first child with the lovely Irene. But his blissful existence is punctured by a murder so savage that even the most hardened officers on the force are shaken to the core. In the face of the seemingly motiveless horror, only Verhoeven makes the vital connection - the crime scene resembles one described in a James Ellroy novel too closely for there to be any coincidence. As the stylised murders continue, Verhoeven traces the crimes' literary inspirations, and risks his superiors' ire by taking out adverts to inform the killer of his progress. Before long, the case develops into a personal duel, with each man hell-bent on outsmarting his opponent. There can only be one winner - whoever has the least to lose
Camille by Pierre Lemaître( Book )

61 editions published between 2012 and 2018 in 15 languages and held by 968 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Anne Forestier finds herself in the wrong place at the wrong time when she is trapped in the middle of a [jewelry store raid]. Shot three times, she is lucky to survive--and morbidly unlucky to remember the face of her assailant. Followed home from her hospital bed, Anne is in grave danger. But one thing stands in her favor--a dangerously vengeful partner, carrying the scars of devastating loss, who will break all the rules to protect the woman he loves: Commandant Camille Verhoeven"--Amazon.com
Blood wedding by Pierre Lemaître( Book )

40 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Normally happy and well-adjusted, Sophie Duguet doesn't understand what's happening to her: she has begun losing things, from her recently delivered mail to the car she parked the night before. She is constantly forgetting things she's said and done, too ... only to be reminded of them by her acquaintances. She's even detained by the police for shoplifting--a crime she has no memory whatsoever of having committed. But this is just the beginning. As she slowly sinks deeper into dementia, things go from troubling to alarming. Soon she finds herself connected to the deaths of several people around her: a neighbor boy she is babysitting is murdered while in her care; a stranger seeks shelter with her and winds up dead; and finally, her employer is killed in a way that suggests she was responsible. And she doesn't remember a thing about any of it. Desperate to escape the nightmare, a confused and horrified Sophie changes her name and relocates, hoping to outrun the demons that have begun to plague her. But this may not be enough to stop the evil that has poisoned her life and begun to claim the lives of everyone around her
Three days and a life by Pierre Lemaître( Book )

11 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and Spanish and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1999, in the small provincial town of Beauval, France, twelve-year-old Antoine Courtin accidentally kills a young neighbor boy in the woods near his home. Panicked, he conceals the body and to his relief--and ongoing shame--he is never suspected of any connection to the child's disappearance. But the boy's death continues to haunt him, shaping his life in unseen ways. More than a decade later, Antoine is living in Paris, now a young doctor with a fiancée and a promising future. On a rare trip home to the town he hates and fears, Antoine thoughtlessly sleeps with a beautiful young woman from his past. She shows up pregnant at his doorstep in Paris a few months later, insisting that they marry, but Antoine refuses. Meanwhile, the newly discovered body of Antoine's childhood victim means that the case has been reopened, and all of his old fears rush back. Then the young woman's father threatens Antoine with a paternity test--which would almost certainly match the DNA found on the dead child's body. Will Antoine finally be forced to confront his crime? And what is he prepared to do to keep his secrets buried in the past?"--
The great swindle by Pierre Lemaître( Book )

14 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The year is 1918, the war on the Western Front all but over. An ambitious officer, Lieutenant Henry D'Aulnay-Pradelle, sends two soldiers over the top and then surreptitiously shoots them in the back to incite his men to attack the German lines. When another of D'Aulnay-Pradelle's soldiers, Albert Maillard, reaches the bodies and discovers how they died, the lieutenant shoves him into a shell hole to silence him. Albert is rescued by fellow soldier, the artist Edouard Péricourt, who takes a bullet in the face. The war ends and both men recover, but Edouard is permanently disfigured, and fakes his death to prevent his family from seeing him as a cripple. In gratitude for Edouard's rescue, Albert becomes the injured man's companion and caregiver. Finding that the postwar gratitude for the soldiers' service is nothing more than lip-service to an empty idea, the two men scramble to survive, ultimately devising a scam to take money for never-to-be-built war memorials from small towns. Meanwhile, Lieutenant Pradelle has married Edouard's sister Madeline and is running a scam of his own that involves the exhumation of war victims. In this sorrowful, heart-searching novel, the interwoven lives of these three men create a tapestry of the human condition as seen through the lens of war, revealing brutality and compassion, heroism and cowardice, in equal measure."--provided by publisher
Au revoir là-haut : roman by Pierre Lemaitre( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sur les ruines du plus grand carnage du XX siecle, deux rescapes des tranchees, passablement abimes, prennent leur revanche en realisant une escroquerie aussi spectaculaire qu'amorale. Des sentiers de la gloire a la subversion de la patrie victorieuse, ils vont decouvrir que la France ne plaisante pas avec ses morts ... Fresque d'une rare cruaute, remarquable par son architecture et sa puissance d'evocation, Au revoir la-haut est la grand roman de l'apres-guerre de 14, de l'illusion de l'armistice, de l'Etat qui glorifie ses disparus et se debarrasse de vivants trop encombrants, de l'abomination erigee en vertu. Dans l'atmosphere crepusculaire des lendemains qui dechantent, peuplee de miserable pantins et de laches recus en heros, Pierre Lemaitre compose la grande tragedie de cette generation perdue avec un talent et une maitrise impressionnants
Trois jours et une vie : roman by Pierre Lemaître( Book )

18 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A la fin de décembre 1999, une surprenante série d'événements tragiques s'abattit sur Beauval, au premier rang desquels, bien sûr, la disparition du petit Rémi Desmedt. Dans cette région couverte de forêts, soumise à des rythmes lents, la disparition soudaine de cet enfant provoqua la stupeur et fut même considérée, par bien des habitants, comme le signe annonciateur des catastrophes à venir. Pour Antoine, qui fut au centre de ce drame, tout commença par la mort du chien ..."--Source : page 4 de la couverture
Couleurs de l'incendie : roman by Pierre Lemaître( Book )

12 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in French and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Février 1927. Le Tout-Paris assiste aux obsèques de Marcel Péricourt. Sa fille, Madeleine, doit prendre la tête de l'empire financier dont elle est l'héritière, mais le destin en décide autrement. Son fils, Paul, d'un geste inattendu et tragique, va placer Madeleine sur le chemin de la ruine et du déclassement
Recursos inhumanos by Pierre Lemaître( Book )

25 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Can unemployment turn someone into a ticking time bomb? Once-feisty human resources director Alain Delambre has lost all hope of finding a job and everyday feels increasingly more marginalized. When a recruiting company finally decides to consider him for a position, he is willing to do anything to get the job and regain his dignity, from lying to his wife or borrowing money from his daughter in order to pay for the final test of the selection process: a reenactment of a hostage situation. But the anger that he has accumulated for years has no limits, and the role-playing game turns into a gruesome death match
Rosy & [et] John roman by Pierre Lemaître( Book )

25 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman policier (suspense)
Alex by Pierre Lemaître( Recording )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In kidnapping cases, the first few hours are crucial. After that, the chances of being found alive go from slim to nearly none. Alex Prevost, beautiful, resourceful, tough, may be no ordinary victim, but her time is running out. Commandant Camille Verhoeven and his detectives have nothing to go on: no suspect, no lead, rapidly diminishing hope. All they know is that a girl was snatched off the streets of Paris and bundled into a white van. The enigma that is the fate of Alex will keep Veroeven guessing until the bitter, bitter end. And before long, saving her life will be the least of his worries
Le ballet des morts : État, armée, familles : s'occuper des corps de la Grande Guerre by Béatrix Pau( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in French and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Si l’horreur des tranchées a été abondamment décrite et analysée, nul historien, avant Béatrix Pau, ne s’était intéressé au sort subi par les dépouilles des poilus après leur mort au front. Le carnage une fois terminé, que faire des centaines de milliers de cadavres enterrés à la va-vite autour des champs de bataille ? D’immenses cimetières militaires sont progressivement mis en place, mais les familles sont souvent rebutées par ces nécropoles anonymes et préfèrent ramener le corps du héros auprès des siens. À condition de pouvoir le retrouver. Alors comment identifier, exhumer et transporter chacune des dépouilles ? Qui se chargera de l’immense tâche de la "démobilisation des morts" ? Le cynisme des "mercantis de la mort"a été brillamment dépeint par Pierre Lemaitre dans Au revoir là-haut, roman couronné du prix Goncourt 2013 ; Béatrix Pau en explique ici le contexte historique. Ballotés de cimetière de fortune en dépôt ferroviaire, les poilus tombés au champ d’honneur ont trop souvent attendu des années avant de trouver le repos ; cet ouvrage bouleversant était nécessaire pour éviter qu’ils ne soient livrés à l’oubli
Irene by Pierre Lemaître( Recording )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commandant Verhven 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. 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
The great swindle by Pierre Lemaître( Recording )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1918: the war on the Western Front is all but over. Two soldiers are forced together and their friendship continues in civilian life, as they piece together their lives and devise a money-making scam that could make them a fortune
Au revoir là-haut by Albert Dupontel( Visual )

4 editions published in 2018 in French and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"En novembre 1920, Albert Maillard est interrogé par un officier de la Gendarmerie française, au Maroc. À travers son témoignage, il raconte la fin de sa participation à la Première Guerre mondiale, sa rencontre avec Édouard Péricourt, fils de bonne famille parisienne défiguré par le conflit. Ensemble, ils montent une opération d'escroquerie. L'histoire suit également Henri d'Aulnay-Pradelle, leur ancien lieutenant va-t-en guerre devenu lui aussi escroc et qui est parvenu à intégrer la famille Péricourt, dont le patriarche règne sur la classe politique parisienne." [Source : Jaquette]
Drei Tage und ein Leben Roman by Pierre Lemaître( Book )

6 editions published in 2017 in German and Undetermined and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der neue Bestseller des Goncourt-Preisträgers Pierre Lemaitre." Innerhalb weniger Minuten hat sein Leben die Richtung geändert. Er ist ein Mörder. Doch die beiden Bilder passen nicht zusammen, man kann nicht zwölf Jahre alt und ein Mörder sein."Ende Dezember 1999 verschwindet im französischen Ort Beauval ein sechsjähriger Junge. Eine großangelegte Suchaktion wird gestartet, Nachbarn und Freunde durchkämmen den angrenzenden Wald nach Spuren des vermissten Rémi. Doch am dritten Tag fegt ein Jahrhundertsturm über das kleine Dorf hinweg und zwingt die Einwohner von Beauval zurück in ihre Häuser. Während dieser drei Tage bangt der zwölfjährige Antoine darum, entdeckt zu werden. Denn nur er weiß, was an jenem Tag wirklich geschah. Und nur er könnte davon erzählen. Mit großer Sensibilität spürt Pierre Lemaitre dem grausamen Schicksal seines jungen Protagonisten nach und stellt die Frage, wie es sich mit einer lebenslangen Schuld leben lässt
Práctica de organización en los servicios administrativos by Pierre Lemaître( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in Spanish and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Au revoir là-haut by Pierre Lemaître( Recording )

11 editions published in 2014 in French and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

« Pour le commerce, la guerre présente beaucoup d'avantages, même après. » Au lendemain du plus grand carnage du xxe siècle, deux rescapés des tranchées, passablement abîmés, prennent leur revanche en réalisant une escroquerie aussi spectaculaire qu'amorale. Des « sentiers de la gloire » à l'apologie de la patrie victorieuse, ils se joueront d'une piété qui n'honore les morts que pour mieux oublier les survivants. Fresque d'une rare cruauté, Au revoir là-haut est le grand roman de l'après-guerre de 14. Dans l'atmosphère délétère des lendemains qui déchantent, Pierre Lemaitre compose la grande tragédie de cette génération perdue avec un talent et une maîtrise impressionnants
Trois jours et une vie by Pierre Lemaître( Recording )

7 editions published in 2016 in French and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

À la fin de décembre 1999, une surprenante série d’événements tragiques s’abattit sur Beauval, au premier rang desquels, bien sûr, la disparition du petit Rémi Desmedt. Dans cette région couverte de forêts, soumise à des rythmes lents, la disparition soudaine de cet enfant provoqua la stupeur et fut même considérée, par bien des habitants, comme le signe annonciateur des catastrophes à venir. Pour Antoine, qui fut au centre de ce drame, tout commença par la mort du chien… [4e de couv.]
 
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Lemaître, Pierre

Lemaitre, Pierre 1951-

Pierre Lemaitre escriptor francès

Pierre Lemaitre escritor francés

Pierre Lemaitre Frans scenarioschrijver

Pierre Lemaitre französischer Schriftsteller und Drehbuchautor

Pierre Lemaitre French author

Pierre Lemaitre French writer

Pierre Lemaitre scriitor francez

Pierre Lemaitre scrittore francese

Πιερ Λεμαίτρ Γάλλος συγγραφέας

Леметр, Пьер

Пиер Льометр

П'єр Леметр

למטר, פייר 1951-

پیر لمایتر فیلمنامه‌نویس فرانسوی

르메트르, 피에르 1951-

ピエール・ルメートル

ルメートル, ピエール

皮耶尔·勒梅特 French author

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