Crossing the Line by Frédérique Molay: fine French crime writing

Frederique Molay’s first Nico Sirsky novel, The 7th Woman, won the prize for Best Crime Novel in France in 2007, so you’re quite justified going into this book with high expectations. And you won’t be disappointed. This is an intriquing, polished murder mystery featuring the very likeable Police Commissioner Nico Sirsky. Sirsky has now recovered… Continue reading Crossing the Line by Frédérique Molay: fine French crime writing

Nightmare in Burgundy: a menacing mystery, but a dream to read

Nightmare in Burgundy is the third in the Winemaker’s Detective novel series by Jean-Pierre Alaux and Noël Blaen, featuring Benjamin Cooker. This adventure sees him in Burgundy where, at the beginning of the book, he is given the honour of being named Chevalier du Tastevin by the Knights of this order, who have, as their… Continue reading Nightmare in Burgundy: a menacing mystery, but a dream to read

A Wonderful Way to Discover French Fiction

The Paris Lawyer by Sylvie Granotier (Le French Book, kindle €4.07, paperback €13.01 – prices per Amazon.fr) is an absorbing and enjoyable novel. If you’ve never read French literature before – and many of us haven’t, a fact greatly begrudged by French writers who suffer from being tarred with the same brush as French cinema… Continue reading A Wonderful Way to Discover French Fiction