Goat Song: Murder and Mayhem in Montmartre

Goat Song: Murder and Mayhem in Montmartre

by Chantal Pelletier
     
 

“Pelletier is a wonderful storyteller. She is a master of funny, bittersweet dialogue. A classic roman noir hero, the world weary inspector, is completely reinvented.”—Le Monde

The naked bodies of a male dancer and a young girl are found entwined backstage in the Moulin Rouge. A junkie is killed, his throat chewed open, the teeth marks

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“Pelletier is a wonderful storyteller. She is a master of funny, bittersweet dialogue. A classic roman noir hero, the world weary inspector, is completely reinvented.”—Le Monde

The naked bodies of a male dancer and a young girl are found entwined backstage in the Moulin Rouge. A junkie is killed, his throat chewed open, the teeth marks human. Seemingly unconnected, these deaths form a sinister pattern involving crack dealers and shady property deals.

Inspector Maurice Less is plagued by a female boss who bombards him with tales of her sexual exploits. Together they uncover a trail of fear and broken dreams that reaches from Corsica into the heart of Paris.

Winner of the Grand Prix du Roman Noir de Cognac.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Grumpy Parisian police investigator Maurice Laice-"he was definitely going to die before his time and never benefit from his pension"-looks into a series of bizarre murders in French author Pelletier's slow-paced, bittersweet novel, which won the Grand Prix du roman noir of Cognac in 2001. A male dancer for the Moulin Rouge and a female dresser are murdered, bodies intertwined in a hideous parody of the sex act-or something darker? A junkie has his throat ripped out by human teeth. Plagued by his lesbian supervisor, Aline Lef vre, who constantly puns his name as "More Is Less," the aging cop prowls Montmartre, where crack cocaine and an escalating real estate market offer answers. Perhaps something is lost in translation, as American noir fans are likely to find this only an average read. (June) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781904738039
Publisher:
Bitter Lemon Press, Ltd
Publication date:
06/01/2005
Pages:
210
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Began her career as an actor. She founded a theatre company in Paris and is the author of plays, novels and film scripts.It is not unusual to find her engaged simultaneously as author, director and actor in the same project Ion Monk lives in France. He has translated a number of literary thrillers including four novels by Daniel Pennac and the best selling novel The Blood-Red Rivers by J-C Grange.

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