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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 of crime novels from MacLehose Press. That was the first prize, and we also had five runner-up packs containing copies…
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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 reads of 2013 and a deserving joint winner of the CWA International Dagger. It shared the award with the Ghost…
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WIN Irène, Alex plus crime books worth £50

Co-winner of the CWA International Dagger in 2013, Pierre Lemaitre is the French crime writer to watch at the moment. Following the success of his fast-paced, gritty Parisian thriller Alex, Quercus is releasing the prequel, Irène, today for Kindle! To celebrate, the publisher is giving…
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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, in 2013 he went on to win the Prix Goncourt, the highest literary prize in France, for his moving novel…
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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 be translated into English. Watch for our review of Irène here on the site soon, as well as a chance…
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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. She has written several books but The Stone Boy is the first to be translated into English, so we’re claiming…
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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 but she is still so beautiful that men turn after her in the streets. One day, a man follows her,…
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