Irene: Book One of the Brigade Criminelle Trilogy (Brigade Criminelle Series)
By: Pierre Lemaitre (author)Paperback
THE NOVELIST KILLS BY THE BOOK For Commandant Camille Verhoven life is beautiful: he is happily married and soon to become a father HE'S ALWAYS ONE CHAPTER AHEAD But his blissful existence is punctured by a murder of unprecedented savagery. When he discovers the killer has form - and each murder is a homage to a classic crime novel - the Parisian press are quick to coin a nickname ...HE HATES HAPPY ENDINGS With the public eye fixed on both hunter and hunted, 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 ...
Pierre Lemaitre was born in Paris in 1951. He worked for many years as a teacher of literature before becoming a novelist. He was awarded the Crime Writers' Association International Dagger, alongside Fred Vargas, for Alex. In 2013 his novel Au revoir l -haut (The Great Swindle, in English translation) won the Prix Goncourt, France's leading literary award.
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