Smoking Kills


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$14.95  $13.75
Gallic Books
Publish Date
5.0 X 0.8 X 7.7 inches | 0.4 pounds

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About the Author

Antoine Laurain was born in Paris and is a journalist, antiques collector and award-winning author. His novel The President's Hat was a Waterstones Book Club and ABA Indies Introduce pick in 2013. The Red Notebook was on the Indie Next List for May 2015 and was a MIBA bestseller. Jane Aitken is a publisher and translator from the French. Louise Rogers Lalaurie lives in France. Her translations from the French include several works of crime fiction and Murder Most Serene by Gabrielle Wittkop, shortlisted for the 2016 Best Translated Book Award.


"It has the pleasing weirdness that makes Laurain's novels so appealing." --The Sunday Times
"Hilarious, formidable--and essential packing for any French Summer holiday." --The Daily Mail
"A brisk black comedy . . . makes cigarettes seem seductive again, even to committed non-smokers." --The Guardian
"A seductively murderous Parisian tale." --The Times Crime Club
"Smoking Kills is one heck of a book . . . a romp and a satire and it is a reminder of all that is funny-peculiar about Parisian culture. Read this book. It will be good for your health." --Shots Magazine
"Funny, superbly over-the-top . . . not a page too much." --The Times Books
"This is guaranteed fun." --Publishers Weekly
"This dark parody of classic romans noirs is one more reason to love the French." --Crime Reads
"Antoine Laurain is a compelling storyteller. The writing flows effortlessly, alternating action and reflection, the present and flashbacks, the sad and the comical." --Riveting Reviews
"This dark yet comic novel is perfect for readers wanting to enjoy a typically French satirical crime story." --Living France Magazine
"This is a real tonic for the soul . . . Smoking Kills is a very black comedy, it is a lot of wicked fun . . . original and playful and entertaining." --Nudge Books
"Dark and enjoyable. . . . You will puff in pleasure." --The Book Bag