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The messengers of death

Author: Pierre Magnan; Patricia Clancy
Publisher: London : Vintage Books, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Emile Pencenat is in a cemetery, designing his own ornate tomb. In a disused postbox by the gate he discovers an envelope addressed to a Mlle Veronique Champourcieux. He is puzzled but, being a former postman, he dutifully purchases a stamp and posts the letter. When the body of this same Mlle Veronique is later discovered - pinned to her own piano by a bayonet attached to an ancient rifle - Commissaire Laviolette  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Detective and mystery stories
Mystery fiction
Suspense fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pierre Magnan; Patricia Clancy
ISBN: 9780099470199 0099470195
OCLC Number: 225759711
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Description: 311 pages ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Pierre Magnan ; [translated from the French by Patricia Clancy].

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In a sleepy Provencal village, retired postman Emile Pencenat is busy digging his own grave when he spots an unstamped letter in the cemetery's disused postbox, addressed to a Madamoiselle  Read more...

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"A unique and disturbing summer read... Pierre Magnan is a complete original" * Sunday Times * "The author has developed a cunning sleight-of-hand in thrusting a key clue under the reader's nose, yet Read more...

 
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