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Lemaître, Pierre 1951-

Overview
Works: 93 works in 545 publications in 26 languages and 7,161 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Detective and mystery fiction  Psychological fiction  Historical fiction  History  War fiction  Novels  Noir fiction  Horror tales 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Bibliographic antecedent, Narrator
Classifications: PQ2712.E485, 843.92
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Pierre Lemaître
Alex by Pierre Lemaître( Book )

76 editions published between 2011 and 2018 in 21 languages and held by 1,635 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. --from publisher
Irène by Pierre Lemaître( Book )

19 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,007 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 )

66 editions published between 2012 and 2018 in 17 languages and held by 983 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 )

41 editions published between 2008 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 828 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. 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
The great swindle by Pierre Lemaître( Book )

31 editions published between 2013 and 2018 in 12 languages and held by 787 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
Three days and a life by Pierre Lemaître( Book )

12 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and Spanish and held by 524 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?"--
Inhuman resources by Pierre Lemaître( Book )

35 editions published between 2009 and 2019 in 9 languages and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alain Delambre is a 57-year-old former HR executive, drained by four years of hopeless unemployment. All he is offered are small, demoralizing jobs. He has reached his very lowest ebb, and can see no way out. So when a major company finally invites him to an interview, Alain Delambre is ready to do anything, borrow money, shame his wife and his daughters and even participate in the ultimate recruitment test: a role-playing game that involves hostage-taking. Alain Delambre commits body and soul in this struggle to regain his dignity. But if he suddenly realised that the dice had been loaded against him from the start, his fury would be limitless. And what began as a role-play game could quickly become a bloodbath
Couleurs de l'incendie : roman by Pierre Lemaître( Book )

13 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in French and held by 212 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
Trois jours et une vie : roman by Pierre Lemaître( Book )

22 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 208 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
Rosy & [et] John roman by Pierre Lemaître( Book )

28 editions published between 2013 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean Garnier lives on the fringes - a lonely nobody who has lost everything dear to him. His girlfriend was killed in an unexplained accident, his mother has just been sent to prison - he has even lost his job after the sudden death of his boss.In one last, desperate cry for help, Jean sets up seven lethal bombs, hidden all over Paris and timed so that one will explode every 24 hours.After the first detonation, Jean gives himself up to the police. He has one simple demand: his mother must be released, or the daily explosions will continue.Camille Verhoeven is faced with a race against time to uncover the secrets of this troubled young man and avert a massive human disaster
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
Alex by Pierre Lemaître( Recording )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In kidnapping cases, the first few hours are vital. Police Commandant Camille Verhoeven has nothing to go on: no suspect, no leads, no hope. But as he begins to understand more about Alex, he starts to realise she is no ordinary victim. 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 Verhoeven guessing until the bitter, bitter end. And before long, saving her life will be the least of his worries
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
Drei Tage und ein Leben Roman by Pierre Lemaître( Book )

8 editions published between 2017 and 2019 in German and Undetermined and held by 31 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
Au revoir là-haut by Pierre Lemaître( Recording )

11 editions published in 2014 in French and held by 23 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.]
Camille by Pierre Lemaître( Recording )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 15 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 bank robbery. 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 favour - 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
Blood wedding by Pierre Lemaître( Recording )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sophie's haunted by the things she can't remember - and visions from the past she will never forget. One morning, she wakes to find that the little boy in her care is dead. She has no memory of what happened. And whatever the truth, her side of the story is no match for the evidence piled against her. Her only hiding place is in a new identity. A new life, with a man she has met online. But Sophie is not the only one keeping secrets
Rosy & John by Pierre Lemaître( Recording )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in Danish and English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean Garnier lives on the fringes - a lonely nobody who has lost everything dear to him. His girlfriend was killed in an unexplained accident, his mother has just been sent to prison - he has even lost his job after the sudden death of his boss. In one last, desperate cry for help, Jean sets up seven lethal bombs, hidden all over Paris and timed so that one will explode every 24 hours. After the first detonation, Jean gives himself up to the police. He has one simple demand: his mother must be released, or the daily explosions will continue. Camille Verhoeven is faced with a race against time to uncover the secrets of this troubled young man and avert a massive human disaster
 
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Alternative Names
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

Պիեռ Լեմետր ֆրանսիացի գրող

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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