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.
Cara Black$16.95 $15.59
Aimee Leduc begins her detective career is Murder in Marais.
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.
M L Longworth$16.00 $14.72
Death at Chateau Bremont is the first in this series.
Jean-Luc Bannalec$26.99 $24.29
Start this series with Death in Brittany.
The first book in this, hopefully, series, is Murderous Mistral.
Georges Simenon$15.00 $13.80
Inspector Maigret Omnibus, Volume 1, takes you back to the beginning.