Inhuman Resources

Written by Pierre Lemaitre, translated by Sam Gordon — It is impossible to fit French author Pierre Lemaitre into one neat category. He has written…

The return of Philip Marlowe!

On the Radar — Well, whaddaya know? Philip Marlowe is back on the crime bookshelf this week, a result of Raymond Chandler’s estate inviting journalist…

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Three Days and a Life

Written by Pierre Lemaitre, translated by Frank Wynne — You might remember Pierre Lemaitre as the author of the heart-pounding, unpredictable and rather graphic trilogy of…

Camille

Written by Pierre Lemaitre, translated by Frank Wynne — After taking the tropes of serial killers and kidnappings and turning them on their heads, in his…

Irène competition winners

A month ago we posted a competition on our site offering you the chance to win copies of Irène and Alex by Pierre Lemaitre, plus £50-worth…

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Irène

Written by Pierre Lemaitre, translated by Frank Wynne — The first Pierre Lemaitre book to be translated into English, Alex, was one of my top…

Interview with Pierre Lemaitre

Pierre Lemaitre is fast becoming one of the most respected and versatile writers in France. After enjoying huge popular success with his award-winning crime fiction,…

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Goodnight, Irène

On the Radar — French crime fiction comes to the fore today as we prepare for the release of the second Pierre Lemaitre thriller to…

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NTN: The Stone Boy

Written by Sophie Loubière, translated by Nora Mahony — Sophie Loubière won the Prix Lion Noir in France with this tricksy yet subtle psychological thriller.…

Alex

Pierre Lemaitre’s novel introduces us to Alex Prévost. She appears to be a typical young Parisian woman: single, resourceful, independent. She is fast approaching 30…

French noir dinner in London: 33% off

If you’re a crime fiction lover and you’ll be in London tomorrow evening, Hardy’s Brasserie has a last minute offer for you. The restaurant is…

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