A pair of murders, a romance and rivals in pursuit of a long-lost vintage car of unfathomable value—Bruno, chief of police, is busy in another mystery set in the beautiful Dordogne
At the annual fête in St. Denis, Bruno’s biggest worry is surviving as a last-minute replacement navigator in a car rally race. The contest and a classic-car parade are new to the festivities and draw a spate of outsiders with deep pockets, big-city egos and, in the case of a young Englishman, an intriguing story. After a second death, there is mounting evidence that the events in St. Denis are linked to international crime.
by Emma Cline
An indelible portrait of girls, the women they become, and that moment in life when everything can go horribly wrong—this is a stunning first novel.
Northern California, during the violent end of the 1960s. At the start of summer, a lonely and thoughtful teenager, Evie Boyd, sees a group of girls in the park, and is immediately caught by their freedom, their careless dress, their dangerous aura of abandon. Soon, Evie is in thrall to Suzanne, a mesmerizing older girl, and is drawn into the circle of a soon-to-be infamous cult and the man who is its charismatic leader.
Emma Cline’s remarkable debut novel is gorgeously written and spellbinding, with razor-sharp precision and startling psychological insight.
by Katherine Zoepf
In Excellent Daughters, Zoepf notes that she was never more inundated with sources and information as when she published an article that local readers felt was half wrong. Just when she might have expected her subjects to push her away, they pulled her firmly toward them. This conversation was no exception.
Excellent Daughters spans Beirut, Abu Dhabi, Cairo, Riyadh and hauntingly, prewar Damascus, where Zoepf lived and studied Arabic from 2004 to 2007.