Six French Detectives Qui Sont Magnifiques

By The Sly Fox

By The Sly Fox

The Sly Fox recommends six great French detectives that are its favorites.  Of course, the list begins with Georges Simenon, the grand master of French detective writing.  Penguin is reprinting his stories featuring Inspector Maigret in small trade paperback form.  Cara Black's Aime Leduc knows Paris like no one else.  Martin Walker's Bruno, Chief of Police, brings the small village ambiance in the Dordogne to life.  Provence is the stomping ground for M.L. Longworth's Antoine Verlaque and his wife Marine Bonnet as well as Cay Rademacher's Roger Blanc, a police captain exiled from Paris.  Jean-Luc Bannaler scours Brittany with Commissaire Georges Dupin.

Murder in Bel-Air

Cara Black

$16.95 $15.59

Aimee Leduc begins her detective career is Murder in Marais.

The Body in the Castle Well: A Bruno, Chief of Police Novel

Martin Walker

$25.95 $23.36

A new Bruno publishes in May; The Shooting at Chateau Rock. The first book is Bruno, Chief of Polilce.

A Noël Killing

M L Longworth

$16.00 $14.72

Death at Chateau Bremont is the first in this series.

The Killing Tide: A Brittany Mystery

Jean-Luc Bannalec

$26.99 $24.29

Start this series with Death in Brittany.

Deadly Camargue

Cay Rademacher


The first book in this, hopefully, series, is Murderous Mistral.

Maigret in Vichy

Georges Simenon

$15.00 $13.80

Inspector Maigret Omnibus, Volume 1, takes you back to the beginning.