Lucas Rocco

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 55 ratings

Death on the Marais Publisher's Summary

France, 1963. Taken out of his home town as part of a nationwide “initiative”, Inspector Lucas Rocco finds himself in the village of Poissons-Les-Marais, Picardie – and answerable to his former army CO Francois Massin. On his first day he finds a murdered woman wearing a Gestapo uniform lying in a British military cemetery. When the body is removed from the mortuary before Rocco can finish his investigation, he traces the paperwork to the dead woman’s father, industrialist Philippe Bayer-Berbier. Following an attempt on one villager’s life and the disappearance of another, Rocco uncovers a series of connections with Berbier. He sets out to discover what has led to the woman’s death…and why Berbier will go to any lengths to stop his investigation.

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  • Book 1

    • Death on the Marais

    • By: Adrian Magson
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 27

    France, 1963. Taken out of his home town as part of a nationwide “initiative”, Inspector Lucas Rocco finds himself in the village of Poissons-Les-Marais, Picardie – and answerable to his former army CO Francois Massin. On his first day he finds a murdered woman wearing a Gestapo uniform lying in a British military cemetery. When the body is removed from the mortuary before Rocco can finish his investigation, he traces the paperwork to the dead woman’s father, industrialist Philippe Bayer-Berbier.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best crime novel I've read in many years!

    • By Kathi on 05-30-14

    Regular price: $15.59

  • Book 2

    • Death on the Rive Nord

    • By: Adrian Magson
    • Narrated by: Roger May
    • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Picardie, 1963. A truck drops a group of illegal workers by a deserted stretch of canal in the dead of night, desperate travellers in a pipeline, searching for a better life. Days later, one of them surfaces, stabbed to death. For Inspector Lucas Rocco, finding the victim's fellow travellers presents problems. Most Algerian immigrants are welcome, but trawling for any who aren't is a sensitive issue loaded with threats of civil unrest - something which terrifies his bosses in the Ministry.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 2nd book in Very Good Series!

    • By Kathi on 05-31-14

    Regular price: $15.48

  • Book 3

    • Death on the Pont Noir

    • Inspector Lucas Rocco, Book 3
    • By: Adrian Magson
    • Narrated by: Roger May
    • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    1963, France: A farmer reports a truck ramming into a car near Picardie, followed by gunfire. A group of Englishmen are brought in after a bar fight. A tramp's body is discovered in a burnt out truck. All this occurring after multiple attempts on the President's life. Inspector Lucas Rocco knows there's a connection somewhere, and is recruited by Colonel Saint-Cloud to assist with the President's Security.

    Regular price: $15.48