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The Lost and the Damned (#1 Banlieues Trilogy)

Olivier Norek Nick Caistor

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Maclehose Press
01 November 2020
Fiction & Literature; Crime & mystery; Fiction in translation; Corporate crime
A suspenseful new police procedural from a serving French police officer and writer on the hit series Spiral A corpse that wakes up on the mortuary slab.

A case of spontaneous human combustion.

There is little by the way of violent crime and petty theft that Capitaine Victor Coste has not encountered in his fifteen years on the St Denis patch - but nothing like this.

Something unusual is afoot, and Coste is about to be dragged out of his comfort zone. Stranger still, anonymous letters addressed to him personally have begun to arrive, highlighting the fates of two women, invisible victims whose deaths were never explained. Just two more blurred faces among the ranks of the lost and the damned.

Olivier Norek's first novel draws on all his experience as a police officer in one of France's toughest suburbs - the same experience he drew on as a writer for the hit TV series Spiral.

Translated from the French by Nick Caistor
By:   Olivier Norek
Translated by:   Nick Caistor
Imprint:   Maclehose Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 153mm, 
ISBN:   9780857059611
ISBN 10:   0857059610
Series:   Banlieues Trilogy, The
Pages:   304
Publication Date:   01 November 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  ELT Advanced ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Olivier Norek is a lieutenant in the investigations department of the SDPJ 93 (a Paris-based wing of the French gendarmerie). He has written five bestselling and award-winning novels and is a writer on the hit French TV series Spiral. His total sales in France are in excess of 700,000 copies.

Reviews for The Lost and the Damned (#1 Banlieues Trilogy)

The suspense is sustained until the final page. A masterful crime novel. * L'Express. * The French crime-writing revelation of the year. -- Barnard Lehut * R.T.L. * Norek displays the mastery and assurance of an old hand. -- Bruno Corty * Figaro. *


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