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The King of Fools by Frédéric Dard
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Sep 05, 2017 | ISBN 9781782271970

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“sure to appeal to fans of Agatha Christie, Raymond Chandler and Georges Simenon. . . A slim novel with laconic prose and a stunning plot, The King of Fools will keep many a mystery lover up too late–and waiting eagerly for the next novel of Dard’s to be translated into English.” – Jessica Howard, bookseller at Bookmans, in Shelf Awareness

“A book about a love story gone bad … charming and engaging far beyond the plot details.” — International Crime Fiction

“The French master of noir.” The Observer

“Alongside the Maigret novels of Georges Simenon there is a rich vein of period French crime still to be tapped. Frédéric Dard is a case in point.” Daily Mail

“The literary descendant of Simenon and Celine.” Le Figaro

“No question: for me, he was the greatest.” — Philippe Geluck

“France’s most popular post-war author.” L’Express

“His language is cutting, his point-of-view original and his verdict uncompromising… One of the few twentieth-century authors to win both critical acclaim and great popularity.” Solidarité Militaire

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