Camille Verhoeven
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    Irène: Camille Verhoeven, Book 1 | Pierre Lemaitre, Frank Wynne (translator)

    Irène: Camille Verhoeven, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Pierre Lemaitre, Frank Wynne (translator)
    • Narrated By Peter Noble
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    For Commandant Verhoeven life is beautiful: he is happily married, expecting his first child with the lovely Irène. But his blissful existence is punctured by a murder of unprecedented savagery. Worse still, the press seem to have it in for him - his every move is headline news. When he discovers that the killer has killed before - that each murder is a homage to a classic crime novel - the fourth estate are quick to coin a nickname: The Novelist.

    Sadistic, gruesome,and perverse.

    Possibly sadists.

    Reviewed on November 17 2015 by Donald (Candiac, QC, Canada)
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    Irene: The Commandant Camille Verhoeven Trilogy | Pierre Lemaitre

    Irene: The Commandant Camille Verhoeven Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Pierre Lemaitre
    • Narrated By Peter Noble
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    In Irene Lemaitre ingeniously uses five contemporary and classic literary murder scenes - from William McIlvanney's Laidlaw to Bret Easton Ellis' American Psycho - as the framework on which to craft a diabolical prequel to his award-winning novel Alex. Camille Verhoeven, whose diminutive stature belies his fierce intensity, has reached an unusually content (for him) place in life. But when a new murder case hits his desk - a double torture-homicide - Verhoeven is overcome with a sense of foreboding.

    Napoleonic Inspector & Lovely, Pregnant Wife Irene

    First, a Warning: Do NOT read Alex (the 2d in the Verhoeven trilogy, but the first translated and published in the States) before reading this, or ev..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 20 2015 by W Perry Hall (L.A.)
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    Alex: Camille Verhoeven, Book 2 | Pierre Lemaitre, Frank Wynne

    Alex: Camille Verhoeven, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Pierre Lemaitre, Frank Wynne
    • Narrated By David Rintoul
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    Winner of the CWA International Dagger. In kidnapping cases, the first few hours are crucial. After that, the chances of being found alive go from slim to nearly none. Alex Prevost – beautiful, resourceful, tough – may be no ordinary victim, but her time is running out. Commandant Camille Verhoeven and his detectives have nothing to go on: no suspect, no lead, rapidly diminishing hope. All they know is that a girl was snatched off the streets of Paris and bundled into a white van. The enigma that is the fate of Alex will keep Verhoeven guessing until the bitter, bitter end.

    Brutal and addictive

    If you can stomach the violence, this is a wonderful twist on the crime genre. French noir, thumbs up from Norway.

    Reviewed on April 02 2015 by Ole-Jørn Borum ()
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    Camille: Camille Verhoeven, Book 3 | Pierre Lemaitre, Frank Wynne (translator)

    Camille: Camille Verhoeven, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Pierre Lemaitre, Frank Wynne (translator)
    • Narrated By Peter Noble
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    Anne Forestier finds herself in the wrong place at the wrong time when she is trapped in the middle of a raid on a jewellers on the Champs-Élysées. Shot three times, she is lucky to survive - and morbidly unlucky to remember the face of her assailant. Followed home from her hospital bed, Anne is in grave danger. But one thing stands in her favour - a dangerously vengeful partner, carrying the scars of devastating loss, who will break all the rules to protect the woman he loves: Commandant Camille Verhoeven.

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    Camille: The Commandant Camille Verhoeven Trilogy | Pierre Lemaitre

    Camille: The Commandant Camille Verhoeven Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Pierre Lemaitre
    • Narrated By Peter Noble
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    In his acclaimed, award-winning novels Alex and Irène, Pierre Lemaitre created an unforgettable character in Police Commandant Camille Verhoeven. Now, in Camille, the final volume in Lemaitre's internationally best-selling trilogy of "meta-meta detective" novels (The New York Times), Verhoeven faces his most harrowing case yet, and the ultimate reckoning for the diminutive yet tenacious protagonist.

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