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Irène

Author: Pierre Lemaître; Frank Wynne
Publisher: London : MacLehose Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Detective and mystery stories
Thrillers (Fiction)
Detective and mystery fiction
Fiction
Suspense fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pierre Lemaître; Frank Wynne
ISBN: 9781782068129 1782068120 9781623656645 1623656648
OCLC Number: 889317073
Notes: "First published in the French language as Travail soigné by Jean-Claude Lattès in 2006"--Title page verso.
Description: 398 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Paperback -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...
Other Titles: Travail soigné.
Responsibility: Pierre Lemaitre ; translated from the French by Frank Wynne.

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The first Camille Verhoeven investigation - a prequel to the acclaimed and bestselling Alex. Commandant Verhoeven is on the trail of a murderer with literary aspirations.  Read more...

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'A unique and gritty novel firmly placing Lemaitre as one of the most talented authors writing in the genre today' Upcoming4.me. Upcoming4me 'Fans of the legendary Derek Raymond will love this gem' Read more...

 
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