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Irene : The Camille Verhoeven Trilogy : Book 1 - Pierre Lemaitre

Irene

The Camille Verhoeven Trilogy : Book 1

By: Pierre Lemaitre, Frank Wynne (Transcribed by)

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Published: 9th September 2014
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The first Camille Verhoeven investigation - a prequel to the acclaimed and bestselling Alex.

For Commandant Veroeven life is beautiful: he 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 . . .

With both men in the public eye, 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 . . .

About the Authors

Pierre Lemaitre was born in Paris in 1951. He worked for many years as a teacher of literature and now devotes his time to writing novels and screenplays. In 2013 he was awarded the Prix Goncourt, France's most prestigious literary award, for Au revoir la-haut.

Frank Wynne is a translator from French and Spanish. His translations include works by Michel Houellebecq, Marcelo Figueras's IFFP-shortlisted Kamchatka and Alex by Pierre Lemaitre.

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Fantastic trilogy want more from this author.

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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Engaging Characters
  • Page Turner
  • Suspenseful
  • Well Written

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    Comments about Irene:

    I love this trilogy by Pierre LeMaitre disappointed he hasn't written anything new for awhile. Held my attention through all 3 books passed onto my sister to read.

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        Grippingly original . . . It enthrals at every stage of its unpredictability - Marcel Berlins, The Times

        The book moves from read-as-fast-as-you-can horror to an intricately plotted race to a dark truth - Alison Flood, Observer

        Harsh, fierce crime writing with a Gauloise tinge. It would not be out of place filmed in black-and-white by the late, lamented Francois Truffaut - Geoffrey Wansell, Daily Mail

        ISBN: 9781782068129
        ISBN-10: 1782068120
        Series: The Camille Verhoeven Trilogy
        Audience: General
        Format: Paperback
        Language: English
        Number Of Pages: 400
        Published: 9th September 2014
        Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc
        Country of Publication: GB
        Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.9  x 2.5
        Weight (kg): 0.27
        Edition Number: 1