Smoking Kills

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$14.95  $13.90
Gallic Books
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5.0 X 7.7 X 0.8 inches | 0.4 pounds

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About the Author
Antoine Laurain is the award-winning author of nine novels including The Red Notebook (Indie Next, MIBA bestseller) and The President's Hat (Waterstones Book Club, Indies Introduce). His books have been translated into 25 languages and sold more than 200,000 copies in English. He lives in Paris.

Louise Rogers Lalaurie is a writer and translator from French. She is the author of Matisse: The Books and has translated ten novels, numerous short stories and over 30 non-fiction books.


'It has the pleasing weirdness that makes Laurain's novels so appealing' 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