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Robert Laffont
EAN : 9782221260906
Shaping : BROCHE
Pages : 264
Size : 130 x 200 mm
Novelty
The crazy Inquiries of Magritte and Georgette:

Collection : La Bête noire
Release date : 12/05/2022
The fourth volume of the vibrant cozy crime series
An inquiry led by famous painter René Magritte and his wife Georgette leading them right into the heart of the city’s nightlife, with its magic tricks and cabarets
René, Georgette and Loulou are in the city of Liège to meet writer Georges Simenon. Strolling along the canals of the city – Georgette loves her houseboats – they suddenly spot a fisherman in curious attire and start chatting with him. Thinking that a fish has bitten, the man pulls... René, Georgette and Loulou are in the city of Liège to meet writer Georges Simenon. Strolling along the canals of the city – Georgette loves her houseboats – they suddenly spot a fisherman in curious attire and start chatting with him. Thinking that a fish has bitten, the man pulls out his line and finds at its end not a fish but the severed foot of a little girl dressed in a sock and a golden slipper. Magritte contacts his friend in the police to know if any young girls have disappeared recently, but none has been signaled as missing. “A golden shoe”, says Georgette to herself, “is a bizarre things to wear for a little girl. Unless she had been disguised as a princess.”
In the course of their inquiry, the couple is plunged into the world of the circus where they come about a dwarf worrying for his wife, who is of little stature too and has been missing without a trace. Thus starts a game of smoke and mirrors resembling the layering of perspectives in Magritte’s famous paintings. Could the killer be among Magritte’s own friends and admirers?
 
Key points
An exciting portrait of the beautiful city of Liège, « Venice of the north », and of its nightlife scene
A gallery of unique and eccentric characters that whisk the reader away to their world of magic, circus and cabaret
The fourth installment of a highly successful series with over 13,000 copies sold for the first volume and over 9,600 for the second one.
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EAN : 9782221260906
Shaping : BROCHE
Pages : 264
Size : 130 x 200 mm
Robert Laffont