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Pierre Magnan is an award-winning French crime writer.

Pierre Magnan is an award-winning French crime writer. Death in the Truffle Wood is his first Commissaire Laviolette mystery to be published in the United States; the second, The Messengers of Death, is forthcoming from Thomas Dunne Books/St. Originally published in 1978, some of you young whippersnappers who read Death in the Truffle Wood may miss your computers and cell phones, but this old fogey found their absence refreshing. It is nice to remember the "good old days" once in a while when detecting didn't seem to rely on gizmos. Magnan's sense of pacing is sure, and his characterizations show flashes of brilliance.

Ships from and sold by Mountain State Books. The Messengers of Death is his second mystery in the Commissaire Laviolette series; his classic crime novel, The Murdered House, was published byMinotaur Books. Series: Commissaire Laviolette Mystery (Book 2).

Commissaire Laviolette Mystery. A Publishers Weekly Best Mystery of 2008, this is the exceptional follow-up to Pierre Magnan's highly acclaimed Death in the Truffle Wood. Books in this Series. g. The Messengers of Death. Commissaire Laviolette Mystery (Volume 2) Pierre Magnan St. Martin's Press. Commissaire Laviolette Mystery (Volume 1) Pierre Magnan St. Martin's Press

Pierre Magnan is an award-winning French crime writer.

Thirty pages into Pierre Magnan's Death in the Truffle Wood . Who couldn't love Death in the Truffle Wood is a great little mystery, more old school than not.

Thirty pages into Pierre Magnan's Death in the Truffle Wood, professionally translated into As I struggled through translating first year university French I always thought it was my fault that I didn't 'get' the cryptic French style of erratic points of view, enigmatic statements and odd quirky 'humour' that left me always in a "Wha.

Book in the Commissaire Laviolette Series). Long a renowned crime writer in France, Pierre Magnan has won numerous prizes and has a huge popular following in his native country. Now, with this mouthwatering series debut, Magnan introduces the celebrated Commissaire Laviolette to .

Pierre Magnan is an award-winning French crime writer

Pierre Magnan is an award-winning French crime writer.

Commissaire Laviolette, a police detective in Provence, France: Il sangue degli Atridi, Death in the Truffle Wood, Le secret des Andrônes, Tod in Bronze. Book 2. Death in the Truffle Wood. In Banon, a small, peaceful village in uppe. ore. Shelve Death in the Truffle Wood.

I discovered Pierre Magnan a couple of years ago thanks to my local library, and quickly formed a deep respect for his work. Unfortunately very few of them have made it into English translations

I discovered Pierre Magnan a couple of years ago thanks to my local library, and quickly formed a deep respect for his work. Unfortunately very few of them have made it into English translations. Death in the Truffle Wood (Le commissaire dans la truffière) was the first of his books I encountered and I was delighted to find a copy in Henry Pordes Books on a recent trip to London.

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Long a renowned crime writer in France, Pierre Magnan has won numerous prizes and has a huge popular following in his native country. Now, with this mouthwatering series debut, Magnan introduces the celebrated Commissaire Laviolette to U.S. readers.In a small, peaceful village in Provence, the principal source of income is the cultivation and sale of truf?es. When Commissaire Laviolette arrives to investigate why several of the town's citizens are missing, it isn't long before their bodies turn up. It takes all of the detective's ingenuity to unravel crimes whose origins are as old as the truf?e woods.


Comments: (7)

Ffan
Great "fun" and loved the glimpse into French country life of a certain time. Will search out more of his work.
Wooden Purple Romeo
A good read, interesting characters - murder mystery set in a small village in Provence. Several subplots are kept floating, the ending was a surprise. Both I and my wife enjoyed the book.
Alsath
Unlike other readers who wrote reviews I was gripped from the start and had a hard time putting this down. Loved the characters and the atmosphere. Will look forward to reading the next one.
Olelifan
I'm sure it was an excellent book and I appreciate that you were able to replace the copy I had lost. I did not read it -- I had no time to do so, but may do so in the future.

Thanks!

Frances Vandervoort
Ceroelyu
Five young people have disappeared in the vicinity of Banon in Provence. When Commissaire Laviolette comes to investigate, villager Alyre Morelon immediately demands that the police officer looks into a recent incident when someone tried to kill his Roseline, the best truffle-sniffing pig in the entire area.

Laviolette has been sent to Banon because there's nothing remarkable about his appearance and he can blend in anywhere. Well... that's what he tells people. What he's not telling anyone is that his unremarkable visage hides a very observant and intelligent man. When Laviolette obliges Morelon and looks into the incident concerning the pig, he stumbles across something that ties right into the missing persons case he is investigating.

Originally published in 1978, some of you young whippersnappers who read Death in the Truffle Wood may miss your computers and cell phones, but this old fogey found their absence refreshing. (It is nice to remember the "good old days" once in a while when detecting didn't seem to rely on gizmos.) Magnan's sense of pacing is sure, and his characterizations show flashes of brilliance. The various plot lines of injured pig, missing young people, heirs to fortunes and philandering spouses were woven together into an intriguing mystery.

As much as I enjoyed the mystery, it was Magnan's humor and his depiction of the culture of Provence and its people that really won me over. The "forensic lads from Criminal Records" who loved to race between Marseilles and Banon, the relationship between Roseline and her owner Alyre, the description of a local wedding and the behavior of the guests... these are only three instances that made me laugh and made me feel as though I was getting a feel for the real Provence.

Combine all that with a very ordinary-looking and extraordinarily observant policeman, and I find myself with a new and delightful mystery series to continue reading. C'est magnifique!
Vathennece
This was a book that I really enjoyed. Intertwined with a look at another place in another time is a marvelous writer telling a police procedural murder mystery. Half the fun in reading this book is that look at another place in another time. It's a place that we can only visit through books like Magnan's. Leave your prejudices, attitudes and feelings of superiority behind. The real world is not sweetness, light and political correctness. There is lust, envy, venality, gluttony and even a spot of murder. I won't go back and recount, but I believe all the cardinal sins are present.

The feeling for the countryside and the people gave me a sense of reading a Jack Aubrey novel by Patrick O'Brien. Enjoy the flow of descriptive passages, try to understand what motivates a culture and people that you probably have not experienced and then try not to let the clues pass by unnoticed. And, like the patter of a shell game man, Magnan is going to take your eye off the pea and suddenly it's under a different shell. Murder, murder, who committed the murders and why. I so enjoyed reading the book that I missed some of the clues. It was fun, it read quickly and I was sorry that it was over in about 200 pages. May I have some more sir?
Yanthyr
Having read the blurbs and reviews calling this book delightful, charming, and pastoral, I expected something... different. A bit more genteel, perhaps. So with the early introduction of a band of hippies who are stereotypically and quite literally filthy and constantly high on pot, I was a bit taken aback. Not exactly what I thought I'd see in picturesque Provence, but then, the hippies are all foreigners and haven't been in the area long when we come into the story.

When it comes to the villagers themselves, we do get a bit of the promised charm, though interestingly enough, the most sympathetic characters are a pig and a dog. Human-wise, however, I don't like Magnan's treatment of women, as most of them are characterized in terms of their swaying hips, amazing eyes, and effect on men, and are made out to be petty and jealous in their relationships with other women. I suppose one could disregard these as being quirks of the women populating this particular village, but what really left a bad taste in my mouth was a description of an incident that could be seen as attempted rape, and for fighting off her would-be attacker and then threatening him should he try to touch her again, a woman is thought to have gone "a bit far."

All this aside, the mystery was fine enough, and I would likely rate the novel higher were it not for what must be poor translating or shoddy editing, as a previous reviewer noted. There are several passages that make little sense, though I don't know where exactly the blame should be placed.
Death in the Truffle Wood (Commissaire Laviolette Mystery) download epub
Mystery
Author: Pierre Magnan
ISBN: 0312367198
Category: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Subcategory: Mystery
Language: English
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin; Reprint edition (September 2, 2008)
Pages: 208 pages