Les Miroirs du Crime
Pigalle, la Rouge Pigalle, novembre 1954. Le quartier entier est un repère de malfrats et maquereaux de la pire espèce. Guy, patron ambitieux et relativement intègre du club La Perle noire, s’apprête à acheter un nouveau cabaret. Sauf que la vente ne se conclut pas vraiment comme prévue... Lors d’une fusillade, Guy perd son frère, ne devant la vie sauve qu’à un clochard qui s’interpose entre lui et les balles. En homme d’honneur, il a maintenant une dette à payer. Mais d’abord, il doit trouver celui qui a essayé de l’assassiner... Après Pornhollywood, Noël Simsolo et Dominique Hé se retrouvent pour un récit noir digne d’un film de Melville, servi par une ligne claire très inspirée à la puissance cinématographique. Un polar ficelé et référencé qui, à l'instar des Nestor Burma du duo Malet/Tardi, nous replonge avec force dans l'ambiance des soirées de brume du Paname des années 1950.
It's Bagdad 2004. There are almost as many fighters in the private armies as there are official soldiers. When one of these mercenaries falls into homicidal madness and starts killing Iraqi civilians, the American government fear an international scandal. A young military legal advisor and a laconic ex-mercenary are sent on the trail of the killer.
LADY OF SHALOTT
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Maigret and the Madwoman
"Simenon created one of the great moral detectives . . .a master of the slow unfolding of the criminal mind."-JOHN MORT I M E R Someone is moving a kind old woman's furniture while she is away, but by the time Maigret investigates, she is dead. A kind, elderly lady-meticulously groomed and showing no signs of derangement-appeals to Inspector Maigret, frightened because someone has been moving furniture in her apartment. Nothing, however, has been stolen, and Maigret's subordinates at Police Headquarters shrug her off as "Maigret's madwoman." Touched by the imploring look in her eyes, Maigret promises to investigate-but someone gets there ahead of him. "Simenon is . . . in a class by himself."-T H E N E W YO R K E R G eorges Simenon (1903-1989) was born in Liege, Belgium. He published his first novel at seventeen and went on to write more than two hundred novels, becoming one of the world's most prolific and bestselling authors. His books have sold more than 500 million copies and have been translated into fifty languages. Maigret is a registered trademark of the Estate of Georges Simenon