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The Resource Irène, Pierre Lemaitre ; translated by Frank Wynne

Irène, Pierre Lemaitre ; translated by Frank Wynne

Label
Irène
Title
Irène
Statement of responsibility
Pierre Lemaitre ; translated by Frank Wynne
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Contributor
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Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
For Commandant Verhoeven life is beautiful: he's happily married, and expecting his first child with the lovely Irene. But his blissful existence is punctured by a murder so savage that even the most hardened officers on the force are shaken to the core. In the face of the seemingly motiveless horror, only Verhoeven makes the vital connection - the crime scene resembles one described in a James Ellroy novel too closely for there to be any coincidence. As the stylised murders continue, Verhoeven traces the crimes' literary inspirations, and risks his superiors' ire by taking out adverts to inform the killer of his progress. Before long, the case develops into a personal duel, with each man hell-bent on outsmarting his opponent. There can only be one winner - whoever has the least to lose ..
Member of
Summary
Draws on five contemporary and classic literary murder scenes in a prequel to "Alex" that finds Camille Verhoeven linking a brutal double murder to a cold case before his pregnant wife is abducted by the killer
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Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10386323
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
843/.92
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the French
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
Commandant Camille Verhoeven trilogy
Series volume
0001
Target audience
adult
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the Commandant Camille Verhoeven trilogy
Label
Irène, Pierre Lemaitre ; translated by Frank Wynne
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translation of: Travail soigné
Control code
ocn866615105
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
452 p.
Isbn
9781623658007
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2014951595
System control number
(OCoLC)866615105
Label
Irène, Pierre Lemaitre ; translated by Frank Wynne
Publication
Note
Translation of: Travail soigné
Control code
ocn866615105
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
452 p.
Isbn
9781623658007
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2014951595
System control number
(OCoLC)866615105

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