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Philippe Georget

Summertime, All the Cats Are Bored

Cover: Summertime, All the Cats Are Bored - Philippe Georget

Philippe Georget

Summertime, All the Cats Are Bored

2013, pp. 432, Paperback
ISBN: 9781609451219
Translated by: Steven Rendall
Region: France
Book collection: World Noir
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£ 12.99

The book

It’s the middle of a long hot summer on the French Mediterranean shore and the town is full of tourists. Sebag and Molina, two tired cops who are being slowly devoured by dull routine and family worries, deal with the day’s misdemeanors and petty complaints at the Perpignan police headquarters without a trace of enthusiasm. Out of the blue a young Dutch woman is brutally murdered on a beach at Argelès, and another disappears without a trace in the alleys of the city. A serial killer obsessed with Dutch women? Maybe. The media goes wild. Gilles Sebag finds himself thrust into the middle of a diabolical game. If he intends to salvage something--anything--he will have to put aside his domestic cares, forget his suspicions of his wife’s unfaithfulness, ignore his heart murmur, and get over his existential angst. “He waits joylessly, patiently, and lets himself go. The stone house may end up being his grave. Who’s doing what, who’s chasing who? Who is the mouse, and who’s the cat?”

The author

Philippe Georget
Philippe Georget was born in 1962. He works as a TV news anchorman for France-3. A passionate traveler, in 2001 he explored the entire length of the Mediterranean shoreline with his wife and their three children in an RV. He lives in Perpignan. Summertime, All the Cats Are Bored, his debut novel, won the SNCF Crime Fiction Prize and the City of Lens First Crime Novel Prize.

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