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LES BEAUX MENSONGES

Beautiful Lies

A scarred investigator, a wealthy heiress well-regarded by all, mysteriously deceased in murky circumstances, tattoos, a notary, a priest, and a gallery of characters, each more unsettling and endearing than the other, lend this novel a unique glow, shedding light on the condition of French women with a cold rage

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De Si Bonnes Mères

SUCH GOOD MOTHERS

The second investigation of Céleste Ibar

These eviscerated women all died in complete anonymity, forgotten by society, their neighbors, and their coworkers. The painstaking investigative work of Céleste Ibar and her assistant Ithri will lead them to the source, in a village suspended between land and sea, where the monster lurks behind a mask of normality

Finalist for the Maison de la Presse Prize 2022

To be released on May 16, by Pocket

Already published by Les Presses de la Cité

 
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Céleste Ibarbengoetxea A 21st-century heroine

Finished are the old, disillusioned, alcoholic, divorced cops, whose children no longer see them or who fall in love with the victim’s sister.

Céleste Ibarbengoetxea, the recurring heroine from ‘Beautiful Lies’ and ‘Such Good Mothers,’ is a woman, married to another woman, and a mother of two teenage girls. She juggles a demanding profession while facing relationship and parenting issues.

Whether dealing with domestic violence or the consuming desire for motherhood, Céleste brings humanity and depth to her investigations.

Julie Malaure - Le Point

Julie Malaure - Le Point

Her name is Céleste Ibar, and encountering the scarred face of this police captain would give you nightmares.

Sandrine Bajos - Le Parisien

Sandrine Bajos - Le Parisien

She’s a newcomer in the world of crime fiction, and she should make a name for herself.

Pascal Pioppi - MagJournal77

Pascal Pioppi - MagJournal77

With her unique personality and humanity that contrasts with the demanding profession, Céleste weaves her web in solving the cleverly crafted puzzle, accompanied by a description of the city of Nantes that would make you want to explore it alongside Céleste

The Investigations of Céleste Ibar

Poche version arriving May 16th, 2024

Arriving may 16th, 2024

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