It is always a new treat when Gallic publishes a new book. This time, this new volume, Gallic Noir – Volume 1, allowed me to go on discovering the work of Pascal Garnier, this amazing French master of noir. I already presented four novels by him on this blog. Fortunately, I had not yet read any of the three stories included in this first volume.
Yes, Gallic is planning to publish more volumes on Garnier’s work!
Incidentally, it is interesting that gearing to the English speaking world, they feel the need to get a book close to 400 pages, and so they joined three of his novels in one volume.1
I have noticed Americans tend to think a 100 page novel can not really be called a novel.
Wow, I haven’t done a Mailbox Monday for ages! This past week, thanks to the generosity of Belgravia Books / Gallic Books, I received the first volume of what it seems to be a new collection. The first 2 volumes contain works by Pascal Garnier.
Volume 1 includes The A26, in which a new Picardy motorway brings modernity close to a flat in which a brother and sister live together, haunted by terminal illness and the events of 1945; How’s the Pain?, the tale of an ageing ‘pest exterminator’ taking on one last job on the French Riviera; and The Panda Theory, in which a stranger, Gabriel, arrives in a Breton town and befriends the locals … but is he as angelic as he seems?
Do you need a change of landscape? Salt Creek is for you. It is set in 19th century England and mostly South Australia, in a rough area baked by the sun, where not much grows and even sheep have a hard time.