Le Crime

A Louis Morgon Thriller (Volume 1)

Peter Steiner

Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books

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A cross between The Spy Who Came in from the Cold and A Year in Provence, this ingenious thriller gets stunning raves from one and all:

“Unforgettable . . . combines elements of Agatha Christie and Robert Ludlum.”
---Bookreporter.com

“A riveting murder mystery.”
---France Today

“Steiner sketches such a rich life for his tiny town that he makes you want to get on the next plane.”
---Chicago Tribune

“A beautiful crime novel.”
---Thomas Perry, New York Times bestselling author of Nightlife

“A page-turner---like a good Alan Furst or Graham Greene novel.”
---The Washingtonian

“Louis Morgon is a marvel.”
---Olen Steinhauer, author of Victory Square

Le Crime est superbe.”
---Jim Fusilli, author of Hard, Hard City

Former State Department expert Louis Morgon finds a murdered body on the doorstep of his charming little house in France, and he and the local gendarme team up to solve the murder. Thriller and mystery lovers: Bon appetit!

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Chapter One

EVERY MORNING, AS THE BELLS OF THE CHURCH IN SAINT LEON SUR Dême were clanging eight o’clock, Louis Morgon set the two pitchers, one of hot milk, the other of coffee, along with a cup and a knife, a baguette, the white and blue butter dish, and the little cracked marmalade pot on the battered metal tray and carried them all out to the terrace. If the day was cold, he put on a gray wool overcoat and wrapped an old plaid shawl around his neck. When it rained, he sat contentedly under the faded umbrella as it flapped and rattled in the wind and the rain dripped around

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“A fantastic novel, at once a gripping political thriller, and a complex mystery tale.”
---David Brooks, author of Bobos in Paradise

“Le Carré and Deighton fans will welcome Steiner’s engaging first novel.”
---Publishers Weekly


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Peter Steiner

Also known for his cartoons in The New Yorker, this is Peter Steiner’s first novel in the Louis Morgon thriller series; the second, L’Assassin, is forthcoming soon from Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Minotaur. Le Crime was originally published in hardcover under the title A French Country Murder.

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Le Crime
Peter Steiner

Trade Paperback

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books
July 2008
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312380663
ISBN10: 0312380666
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 256 pages
$15.99

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books
July 2008
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429994101
ISBN10: 142999410X
256 pages
$9.99
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