Description - The Messengers of Death by Pierre Magnan
Emile Pencenat is in a cemetery, designing his own ornate tomb. In a disused postbox by the gate he discovers an envelope addressed to a Mlle Veronique Champourcieux. He is puzzled but, being a former postman, he dutifully purchases a stamp and posts the letter. When the body of this same Mlle Veronique is later discovered -- pinned to her own piano by a bayonet attached to an ancient rifle -- Commissaire Laviolette is coaxed out of retirement to solve one of the most bizarre crimes imaginable. Tautly plotted and brimming with suspense, Magnan's latest novel to be translated into English is a story of dark vengeance and avarice, linking the peasant community of Upper Provence to nineteenth-century South Africa. It will thrill and intrigue M. Magnan's ever-growing following in the English-speaking world.
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(200mm x 132mm x 23mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
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Author Biography - Pierre Magnan
Pierre Magnan was born in Manosque in 1922 and has rarely left his native Provence. In 1943, during the Occupation, he fought with the Resistance in the Is re, and in 1946 he published his first novel. Since then he has published well over twenty books.