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by Ian Monk,Xavier-Marie Bonnot

Download The Beast of the Camargue: A Commandant Michel de Palma Investigation eBook
ISBN:
1906694109
Author:
Ian Monk,Xavier-Marie Bonnot
Category:
Genre Fiction
Language:
English
Publisher:
MacLehose Press (May 7, 2009)
Pages:
352 pages
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4.6
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777


Xavier-Marie Bonnot has a PhD in History and Sociology, and two Masters degrees in History and French Literature. He is the author of The First Fingerprint and The Beast of the Camargue. Other books in the series. Commandant Michel De Palma Investigation (4 books).

Xavier-Marie Bonnot has a PhD in History and Sociology, and two Masters degrees in History and French Literature. Books by Xavier-Marie Bonnot. Mor. rivia About The Beast Of The.

Originally published in French as La Bete du Marais and translated into English by Ian Monk, The Beast of the Camargue is the second instalment of the Commandant de Palma crime series by Xavier-Marie Bonnot. Set in Provence and the marshlands of the Camargue, de Palma is currently signed off on sick leave when a wealthy woman approaches him to find her missing husband.

Xavier-Marie Bonnot, Ian Monk. Every year in Tarascon, as they have done for centuries, the Knights of the Tarasque worship the effigy of a mythical beast. But the boundaries between myth and reality are blurred when a mutilated body is found at the foot of the effigy, apparently torn apart by gigantic teeth and claws. Michel de Palma, from the Marseille murder squad - known as the Baron - is given the case.

Commandant Michel de Palma’s nickname. He was at least an hour late.

Originally published in French as La Bête du Marais by L’Ecailler du sud in 2009. First published in the United States by Quercus in 2013. Commandant Michel de Palma’s nickname. The idea had come from Jean-Louis Maistre, his blood-brother on the Brigade Criminelle, who had started calling him that one evening, as a joke after a few too many drinks. He thought it suited the de of his surname, his slender build and melancholy aristocratic manner.

Michel de Palma, from the Marseille murder squad - known as the Baron - is given the case. The mystery he unravels stretches back to the time of the German occupation and beyond. But one dark secret eludes him. Can the legends really be true? Can it really be that a terrifying monster stalks the bleak marshes of the Camargue? Genre: Mystery. Used availability for Xavier-Marie Bonnot's The Beast of the Camargue. But one summer's night the ceremony is disrupted by a gruesome discovery: a mutilated body found at the feet of the effigy, apparently torn apart by enormous teeth and claws. Could it be that the monster of legend is more than just myth? The case draws an unwilling Michel de Palma, called 'the Baron' by his colleagues in the Marseille murder squad, into the dark heart of Provence, where mythology. The Beast of the Camargue is the second of the De Palma investigations, following The First Fingerprint. Ian Monk is the award-winning translator of the Daniel Pennac Belleville Quintet and a member of Oulipo. The Beast of the Camargue won the 2004 Roman Policier Award. Country of Publication. Translated by. Ian Monk.

Xavier-Marie Bonnot, translated by Ian Monk. Published by MacLehose Press. But one summer’s night the ceremony is disrupted by a gruesome discovery: a mutilated body found at the feet of the effigy, apparently torn apart by enormous teeth and claws. Could it be that the monster of legend is more than just myth? The case draws an unwilling Michel de Palma, called ‘the Baron’ by his colleagues in the Marseille murder squad, into the dark heart of Provence, where mythology is part of everyday life.

Xavier-Marie Bonnot Commandant Michel de Palma, of the Marseille murder squad, heads to. .

In an underwater cavern off the coast west of Marseille are the first human engravings known to man. Among them is a crude drawing of a three-fingered hand, which has long puzzled archaeologists. Commandant Michel de Palma, of the Marseille murder squad, heads to the university in Aix-en-Provence to investigate further, but the clique of pre-history professors he encounters are as hard to unravel as the meaning of the cave-drawing itself. As he gets closer to the truth, the group of academics close ranks.

Every year in Tarascon, as they have done for centuries, the Knights of the Tarasque worship the effigy of a mythical beast. But the boundaries between myth and reality are blurred when a mutilated body is found at the foot of the effigy, apparently torn apart by gigantic teeth and claws. And at the same time an eerie voice is heard echoing across the nature reserve for migrating birds, singing in what sounds like the ancient Provencal language. Michel de Palma, from the Marseille murder squad - known as the Baron - is given the case. The mystery he unravels stretches back to the time of the German occupation and beyond. But one dark secret eludes him. Can the legends really be true? Can it really be that a terrifying monster stalks the bleak marshes of the Camargue?
  • Lost Python
What we have is a modern day mystery that has echoes back to the occupation of France by the Nazi's and a village steeped in mysticism and secrets. The police are muddled with and their investigation is confusing and dangerous.
  • Enditaling
The plot was complex which I liked, however, the opening was not engaging immediately. Even though I had traveled in Provence, I felt like I needed a map out while reading this book. I think that it presupposes a knowledge of the area.