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Pel Under Pressure (#3 Inspector Pel)

Mark Hebden

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FARRAGO
01 March 2020
Fiction & Literature; Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945); Crime & mystery; Classic crime
Dry humour is raised to a fine art by Inspector Pel, the heir to Simenon's Maigret. The irascible Inspector Pel has failed to give up smoking. A Gauloise magically calms his nerves, in spite of his efforts, and good nerves are just what he needs when a student's mysterious death and the discovery of a corpse in the boot of a car start to uncover a fledgling drug ring. What is worse, the ring is operating within the university of his own Burgundian city. More murders follow and the trail leads Pel to Innsbruck, where the soignee mistress of a professor turns out to be rather more than she seems. 'Pel and his procedurals are some of the best things since Maigret.' - Observer 'Impeccable French ambience, unexaggerated flics, and a well-constructed solution. Hebden proves again that few understand Gallic cops better.' - The Times 'Written with downbeat humour and some delightful dialogue.' - Financial Times 'The best Gallic sleuth since Maigret.' - London Mystery Selection AUTHOR: Mark Hebden was one of the pen names of novelist John Harris, who died in 1991. Before becoming a full-time writer, he was a sailor, an airman, a journalist, a travel courier and a history teacher. He also wrote popular war fiction as Max Hennessy.
By:   Mark Hebden
Imprint:   FARRAGO
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm, 
ISBN:   9781788422314
ISBN 10:   1788422317
Series:   An Inspector Pel Mystery
Pages:   240
Publication Date:   01 March 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Mark Hebden, who died in 1991, was one of the pen names of John Harris, author of The Sea Shall Not Have Them and Covenant with Death. He also wrote adventure stories under the name of Max Hennessy. Before becoming a full-time writer, he was a sailor, an airman, a journalist, a travel courier and a history teacher. During World War II he served with two forces and two navies. Hebden is a master of his genre, and his writing is as timeless as it is versatile and entertaining.

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