Authors and Creators
In 1975 with Mouche, French author Alain Demouzon began a series of novels which were more than a tribute to Raymond Chandler. A medium town, wet and cold, a private investigator, fifty years old and disenchanted; an old lady who is in search of her granddaughter: this is the beginning of the story which seems to be trite , but Demouzon is a wizard of writing . He knows how to create an atmosphere ( à la Simenon) and his plot is strange and spellbinding...
Alain Demouzonthen went on to write twelve more detective novels from 1976 to 1984 (alas, only two more with a PI). After that he vanished from the field of the detective story for several years, until 1984-85 when three collections of short stories (whodunnits) , originally written for various newspapers were published. And then he made a comeback in 1994 with a book published in La Serie Noire.
Compiled by Marcel Bernadac.
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