Death In the Truffle Wood

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Banon is a small village in Provence, where the local community's principal source of income comes from the cultivation and sale of truffles. Outsiders rarely venture to this remote region, but a small group of society's dropouts have chosen to set up home on the outskirts of the village. Then one of them is found dead in the freezer of a local hotel. When a further five bodies are discovered hanging by their feet and drained of blood in the family vault of the cemetery, it takes all Commissaire Laviolette's considerable resources to unravel the crimes.

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British Acclaim for Pierre Magnan
 
"The master of Provençal Gothic."---Independent "The French have for many years been able to enjoy Pierre Magnan's extraordinary, eccentric crime novels set in Provence. [Death in the Truffle Wood] is one of the best. Magnan's vivid depiction of Provencal life is thoroughly enjoyable; but it's his perverse wit and imagination, and a sense of humanity, that make this book so special. Crime fiction for those with a soul."
---Sunday Independent
 
"Witty and melancholy. . . . If the plot . . . doesn't have your mouth watering, the loving descriptions of French food will."
---Daily Telegraph
 
"Entertaining and intriguing. A canny exercise in black humor and suspense."
---Time Out
 
"Genuinely breathtaking . . . More please."
---Evening Standard

About the Author:

Pierre Magnan was born in Manosque, Provence, in 1922. He was a typographer at age 13, then flirted with writing before working for a haulage company. When he was made redundant, he returned to writing thrillers at the age of 54 of which two, The Murdered House and Innocence are set in Provence.

Patricia Clancy is a former senior lecturer in the French department of the University of Melbourne. She is a winner of the Victorian Premier's Award for Literary Translation. Jeanne Allen is a former professor of French at La Trobe University and Melbourne University.

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