The Murdered House
By Pierre Magnan
(Minotaur Books, Paperback, 9780312367213, 256pp.)
Publication Date: November 9, 2010
Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover
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From one of Frances's leading crime writers, whose The Messengers of Death was named a Publishers Weekly Best Mystery of 2008, comes this exceptional classic mystery which was once singled out as being France’s Best Novel of the Year
At the turn of the century, in a remote inn in Upper Provence, a family is violently massacred. The sole survivor of the tragedy is a three-week-old baby.
In 1920, the orphaned survivor, Seraphin Monge, returns home to avenge his family’s killers. But for each murder he plots, another hand silently executes it in his place. He wins the hearts of both Marie and Rose, and romantic complications ensue. But then unexpected secrets set in motion a dreadful unveiling of the past. . . .
A novel of terrifying intensity, The Murdered House will secure Magnan’s place on every mystery aficionado’s shelf.
PIERRE MAGNAN is an award-winning French crime writer who publishes his novels to rave international reviews. The Murdered House is his third mystery to be published by Minotaur Books; other available titles include The Messengers of Death and Death in the Truffle Wood.
“This is an excellent historical mystery, with strong cozy appeal. …Sure to be a hit with Magnan’s growing fan base.” –Publishers Weekly (starred)
“The suspense begins on the first page and, from one astonishing twist to another, leaves us dumbfounded.”
---Le Monde (France)
“The most breathtaking novel of the season.”
“A book for all is rare. A good book for all, even rarer. Pierre Magnan holds us enthralled.”