Joseph Pinto
Created by A.D.G. (pseudonym of Alain Fournier; 1947-2004)

Another French P.I.: JOSEPH PINTO, created by A.D.G ( yes, it is the author's name), who only appears in one novel, juste un rigolo, which was published by Serie Noir in 1977.

Pinto gets in over his head when he gets between a vicious "criminal mastermind" and his wife, who's the real brains of the family.

A.D.G. (his real name was Alain Fournier) was considered one of the masters of the polar français, and was as well known for his unfashionable and often extreme right-wing leanings as his outrageous puns and word play.

In fact, you might call him the black sheep of the Series noir. He was the only author of the renowned series whose work was not reprinted to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the collection in 1997.


  • Juste un rigolo (1977)

Contributed by Marcel Bernadac.

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