- Paperback: 218 pages
- Publisher: Melville House Publishing; Reprint edition (5 Dec. 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1612191843
- ISBN-13: 978-1612191843
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.6 x 20.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,293,907 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
A Very Profitable War (Melville International Crime) Paperback – 5 Dec 2012
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"An entertaining thriller ... A Very Profitable War is also noteworthy because Daeninckx doesn't just think outside the box as far as this fairly well-worn genre goes, he shatters it." --The Complete Review
"The most controversial of contemporary French crime novelists." --The Independent
"How many detective stories have helped a country confront its past? Murder in Memoriam has certainly done that." --The Guardian "Serves as a tap on the shoulder--a necessary reminder that what is dead is not buried, and what is buried is, unfortunately, not dead." --Derek Raymond "Murder in Memoriam is the kind of book that begins to restore one's confidence in the detective story. Not only has Daeninckx produced a particularly intriguing narrative, but he has found a way to give this narrative a satisfying significance. . . A touch of moral vision and a pinch of righteous anger work wonders." --Nick Hornby "A masterful weave of political history." --Publishers Weekly
About the Author
DIDIER DAENINCKX is France's leading political crime writer. He has written more than forty books, including Murder in Memoriam, also available from Melville House. Also a journalist and author of literary fiction, he won the 2012 Prix Goncourt de la Nouvelle for his short-story collection L'espoire en contrebande.
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However the translator's excessive! use of! exclamation! marks! is disconcerting! And the final pages would have been greatly improved by some judicious paragraphing -- skimping production values spoiled the impact (which is highly ironic given the plot).
Nonetheless well worth a try for this prolific but little-translated French author.
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