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ISBN
9781910477502

eBook ISBN
9781910477519

Publication date
14th June 2018

RRP
£8.99

Imprint
Gallic Books

Binding
PB B

Extent (number of pages)
310

Translator
Alan Sheridan

Territory

WEL

BIC category
F, FA, FF, FYT

US publication date
29th May 2018

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One Deadly Summer

(L'eté meurtrier)

£8.99

Set in the 1970s, and available in English again for the first time in decades, this is a true classic of French suspense.

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Description

From a master of suspense comes this classic tale of lust and revenge set in the French countryside.

Car mechanic Fiorimond is irresistibly drawn to beautiful, provocative Elle, a recent arrival in his sleepy Provence village. Their relationship develops quickly, but even as they make plans to marry, Fiorimond doesn’t know what to make of his bride-to-be: is she an enigma or simply vacuous? In fact the troubled Elle is on a mission to exact revenge on Fiorimond’s family for a crime committed decades earlier, with a plan that will ultimately destroy all their lives, including hers.
Set in the 1970s, and available in English again for the first time in many years, this is a true classic of French suspense. It has everything: stylish writing, clever construction, an unforgettable leading lady, and most importantly leaves the reader guessing until the very last page.
Reviews
‘This chilling story of psychological suspense is the work of a French novelist who has been influenced by American crime writing, yet on its own terms it is a most original creation.’  The New York Times
‘You will not see the final brutal twist coming in this clever thrilling novel …  an immensely powerful exploration of the psyche of a damaged individual.’ Nudge Magazine
‘… this is a novel of atmosphere and deep dives into character’ Complete Review
‘A gripping tale of hatred, revenge, and lust … a sinister spellbinder’ Publishers Weekly
‘A sultry masterpiece’ Crime Reads
Praise for Sebastien Japrisot
‘The most welcome talent since the early Simenons’ New York Times
 ‘Japrisot’s talent lies for one part in the clever construction of his novels that mimics a game of Meccano, each piece slotting neatly, one into another… rhythmical, surprising, phonetic and lyrical’ Le Point
‘Japrisot holds a unique place in contemporary French fiction’  Le Monde
Bonus Material
One Deadly Summer in Nudge Magazine
Sébastien Japrisot

Meet the author

Sébastien Japrisot (4 July 1931 – 4 March 2003) was a French author, screenwriter and film director, born in Marseille. His pseudonym was an anagram of Jean-Baptiste Rossi, his real name. Japrisot has been nicknamed “the Graham Greene of France”. One Deadly Summer was made into a film starring Isabe…

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