The King of Fools (Paperback)

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By Frederic Dard, Louise Lalaurie (Translator)
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An ingenious thriller, set in Edinburgh, from the master of French noir.

Jean-Marie can't believe his luck when he has a passionate triste with a beautiful young Englishwoman, Marjory, who is holidaying in the Cote d'Azur. However, when he discovers his lover is married he is crestfallen, and when she returns to her home in rainy Edinburgh he is heartbroken. He takes a fateful decision: to follow her.

He arrives in Scotland. but soon the jealous husband appears, and a deadly encounter is only the beginning of a nightmarish, disorienting drama.

About the Author


Frederic Dard (1921-2000) was one of the best known and loved French crime writers of the twentieth century. Enormously prolific, he wrote more than three hundred thrillers, suspense stories, plays and screenplays, under a variety of noms de plume, throughout his long and illustrious career, which also saw him win the 1957 Grand prix de litterature policiere for The Executioner Weeps, forthcoming from Pushkin Vertigo. Dard's Bird in a Cage, The Wicked Go to Hell, Crush and the The Gravediggers' Bread are also available or forthcoming from Pushkin Vertigo.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781782271970
ISBN-10: 178227197X
Publisher: Pushkin Vertigo
Publication Date: September 5th, 2017
Pages: 193
Language: English
Series: Pushkin Vertigo