A couple this week from Pascal Garnier, a French author sadly no longer with us.
Too Close to the Edge and The Eskimo Solution are the 8th and 9th translated Garnier works from Gallic Press (cheers to them for the copies).
I'm a firm fan of Garnier having previously enjoyed...
Pascal Garnier died in 2010, aged 60.
I'm looking forward to these two bad boys soon.
A widow's quiet retirement in the foothills of the Alps is turned upside down by the arrival of a mysterious stranger. Recently widowed grandmother Eliette is returning to her home in the mountains when her micro-car breaks down. A stranger comes to her aid on foot. Eliette offers him a lift, glad of the interruption to her humdrum routine. That night, her neighbours' son is killed in a road accident. Could the tragedy be linked to the arrival of her good Samaritan?
A crime writer uses the modest advance on his latest novel to rent a house on the Normandy coast.
There should be little to distract him from his work besides walks on the windswept beach, but as he begins to tell the tale of forty-something Louis - who, after dispatching his own mother, goes on to relieve others of their burdensome elderly relations - events in his own life begin to overlap with the work of his imagination.