English sample translation by John Reddick available
It’s right before Pentecost in Concarneau, the “blue city” by the sea. In the famous old town of Ville Close, Bretons are celebrating the beginning of summer with music and dance. Everything could be so wonderfully merry – if only a corpse wasn’t suddenly discovered right in front of Commissaire Dupin’s favorite restaurant, L’Amiral.
As it happens, Dupin’s inspectors and his invaluable assistant Nolwenn are on vacation at that very moment. So the Commissaire has to rely on two new colleagues to find out who had it in for Docteur Chaboseau, a physician who enjoyed great respect and was from one of the most influential families in the region.
Neither his wife nor his closest friends, a pharmacist known across town and a wine dealer, can make sense of it. Could it have something to do with the predilections of the doctor, who didn’t just collect art but also invested in Breton breweries and traditional fish-canning factories? While Dupin is still searching feverishly for clues, a terrorist attack roils the entire city.
release: 25. June 2019
320 pages, Flexcover
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About the Author
Jean-Luc Bannalec is a pseudonym; the author lives in Germany and southern Finistère. The first seven books in his crime series featuring Commissaire Dupin have been adapted for television and translated into numerous languages. In 2016, Jean-Luc Bannalec received the title “Mécène de Bretagne” from the region of Brittany. Since 2018, he has been an honorary member of the Académie littéraire de Bretagne.