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The Mad and the Bad

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The Mad and the BadWhen a kidnapping goes wrong a young nanny, just released from an asylum, and her charge are pursued across the French countryside by bungling gangsters and a dyspeptic English hitman. This story is equal parts hardboiled thriller and capitalist satire.

Winner of the French Grand Prix for Crime Fiction on its publication in 1973, the story remains as provocative as ever and now comes with an introduction by James Sallis. Read our review here.

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