Pierre Magnan The Messengers of Death

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The Messengers of Death

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An atmospheric thriller set, like all Magnan's work, in Provence, and featuring his engaging detective, Commissaire Laviolette. Tautly plotted and brimming with suspense, Magnan’s fifth novel to be translated into English is a story of dark vengeance and avarice, linking the peasant community of Upper Provence to nineteenth-century South Africa.

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Pierre Magnan was born in Manosque in 1922 and has rarely left his native Provence. In 1943, during the Occupation, he fought with the Resistance in the Isere, and in 1946 he published his first novel. Since then he has published well over twenty books.

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Unanimous Praise for Death in the Truffle Wood

Delightful . . . brings to life the quirky, earthy peasant culture of the Provence region.”
- Publishers Weekly (starred review)

An intellectual feast . . . worthy of that other master of the French mystery, Georges Simenon. A winner.”
- Richmond Times-Dispatch

Amusing truly chilling Magnan should easily ?nd a niche with American readers who enjoy atmospheric, well-plotted mysteries. The Gallic charm doesn’t hurt either.”
- Denver Post

Delightful and unusual . . . successfully combines elements of Christie’s old-fashioned gentility and Mayle’s French pastoral. . . . [W]ill please both mystery readers and Provence lovers.”
- Booklist

Whether you like truf?es or pigs, it is dif?cult to imagine anyone not relishing this savory dish of a book.”
- Washington Times

Delectably venal . . . consistently excellent and exquisitely descriptive. Vive Laviolette! Vive Magnan!”
- Mystery Scene Magazine

Deliciously rambles among quirky members of the populace and often macabre aspects of the case. . . . Smartly sublime entertainment.”
- Kirkus Reviews

A classic murder mystery.”
- Indianapolis Star

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