The Gravediggers' Bread (Paperback)
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The Gravediggers' Bread (Paperback)

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Paperback 160 Pages / Published: 28/06/2018
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Putting dead bodies in the ground for a living could give anyone ideas... Blaise is out of work and down on his luck when a chance encounter with a beautiful blonde has him hooked. He'll do anything to stay by her side, even if it means working for her husband, a funeral director. But as everyone knows, three's a crowd.

Publisher: Pushkin Press
ISBN: 9781782272014
Number of pages: 160
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"A neat little story, almost shockingly quickly presented - making it all the more effective - The Gravediggers' Bread is a quick but satisfying read." - Complete Review

" This is a true gem from the 1950s now available in English. Imagine James M. Cain: with a
touch of (literal!) 'graveyard humor.'" - Popular Culture Association Recommended Reading List

Praise for Dard's thrillers:
'The French master of noir' Observer
'Disturbing from the outset with strong echoes of Dard's hero Simenon' Sunday Times Crime Club (star pick)
'Spellbinding' Wall Street Journal
'Melancholy and atmospheric, with a twist worthy of Agatha Christie at her devious best... classic French noir' Guardian
'Alongside the Maigret novels of Georges Simenon there is a rich vein of period French crime still to be tapped. Frederic Dard is a case in point' Daily Mail

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“Vintage French Noir”

Frédéric Dard is the master of French Noir and a great respecter of Simenon. The Gravedigger’s Bread is not a long novel, but it is beautifully written and wonderfully atmospheric.

Blaise is a bit of a wastrel. He’s... More

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