Camille Verhoeven

7 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 191 ratings

Irène Publisher's Summary

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.

With both men in the public eye, the case develops into a personal duel, each hell-bent on outsmarting the other. There can only be one winner - whoever has the least to lose.

©2006 Pierre Lemaitre et Editions du Masque (P)2014 WF Howes Ltd
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  • Book 1

    • Irène

    • Camille Verhoeven, Book 1
    • By: Pierre Lemaitre, Frank Wynne (translator)
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Extraordinary

    • By María on 01-05-17

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Irene

    • The Commandant Camille Verhoeven Trilogy
    • By: Pierre Lemaitre
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 92
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 84

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Napoleonic Inspector & Lovely, Pregnant Wife Irene

    • By W Perry Hall on 01-20-15
    • The Commandant Camille Verhoeven Trilogy
    • By: Pierre Lemaitre
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
    • Release date: 01-13-15
    • 4 out of 5 stars 92 ratings

    Regular price: $36.51

  • Book 2

    • Alex

    • Camille Verhoeven, Book 2
    • By: Pierre Lemaitre, Frank Wynne
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul
    • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brutal and addictive

    • By Ole-Jørn Borum on 04-02-15

    Regular price: $20.65

  • Book 3

    • Rosy and John

    • By: Pierre Lemaitre
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 3 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Jean Garnier lives on the fringes - a lonely nobody who has lost everything dear to him. His girlfriend was killed in an unexplained accident, his mother has just been sent to prison - he has even lost his job after the sudden death of his boss. In one last, desperate cry for help, Jean sets up seven lethal bombs, hidden all over Paris and timed so that one will explode every 24 hours.

    Regular price: $11.40

    • Rosy & John

    • By: Pierre Lemaitre
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 3 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Jean Garnier lives on the fringes - a lonely nobody who has lost everything dear to him. His girlfriend was killed in an unexplained accident, his mother has just been sent to prison - he has even lost his job after the sudden death of his boss. In one last, desperate cry for help, Jean sets up seven lethal bombs, hidden all over Paris and timed so that one will explode every 24 hours. After the first detonation, Jean gives himself up to the police. He has one simple demand: his mother must be released, or the daily explosions will continue.

    Regular price: $10.65

  • Book 4

    • Camille

    • Camille Verhoeven, Book 3
    • By: Pierre Lemaitre, Frank Wynne (translator)
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    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.

    Regular price: $20.65

    • Camille

    • The Commandant Camille Verhoeven Trilogy
    • By: Pierre Lemaitre
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    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.

    • The Commandant Camille Verhoeven Trilogy
    • By: Pierre Lemaitre
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
    • Release date: 08-10-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 14 ratings

    Regular price: $36.51