- By Pirate Irwin

The Tortured Detective

  • Title: The Tortured Detective
  • Author: Pirate Irwin
  • ISBN: 9781523388103
  • Page: 155
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Tortured Detective Paris is a city under occupation Detective Inspector Lafarge a former prisoner of war is sent to investigate the murder of the beautiful young film actress Marguerite Suchet The man who has cal

    1942 Paris is a city under occupation Detective Inspector Lafarge, a former prisoner of war, is sent to investigate the murder of the beautiful young film actress Marguerite Suchet The man who has called upon him is the Vichy chief of police Ren Bousquet who Lafarge despises The chief suspect is a lawyer and avowed anti Nazi, Pierre Yves de Chastelain But is he onl1942 Paris is a city under occupation Detective Inspector Lafarge, a former prisoner of war, is sent to investigate the murder of the beautiful young film actress Marguerite Suchet The man who has called upon him is the Vichy chief of police Ren Bousquet who Lafarge despises The chief suspect is a lawyer and avowed anti Nazi, Pierre Yves de Chastelain But is he only being targeted because of his run ins with the law before the war broke out Lafarge quickly discovers that both Bousquet and an Abwehr officer who was the lover of the film star are equally suspect Have they found an easy suspect to become the fall guy And are they manipulating Lafarge, and the law, to cover their own tracks As Lafarge becomes increasingly repelled by his colleagues behaviour towards all those who oppose the Nazis, he must question the allegiances and loyalty of everyone around himd ultimately his own as well The Tortured Detective is an exciting historical thriller set amidst the complex divided loyalties of France during World War II A brilliant detective story that captures the tensions of the era Tom Kasey, best selling author of Trade Off Pirate Irwin is a journalist and author based in Paris As a sports journalist he has covered nearly every single major world sporting event reporting from four Football World Cups to four Olympic Games His first novel was The Twisted Patriot which was nominated for the debut novel award, the Breakthrough award Endeavour Press is the UK s leading independent digital publisher For information on our titles please sign up to our newsletter at endeavourpress Each week you will receive updates on free and discounted ebooks Follow us on Twitter EndeavourPress and on Facebook via on.fb 1HweQV7 We are always interested in hearing from our readers Endeavour Press believes that the future is now.

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    1. It had the amazing ability to not feel too epic despite the number of pages!! I couldn't wait to read more and figure out the murder. The explanations between occupied and 'free' France were really insightful and helped me understand a little more around that. THe shift between the settings was great and pacey. The ending was the best bit not because I got to finish but I did not see that coming and had to re read!! I would highly recommend this book for anyone interested in historical european [...]

    2. It's rare that I have time to simply enjoy a book. Normally I need a weekend, long train journey or long gaps between meetings. All of these, plus some inclement weather, came together inParis. I was gifted the book on Kindle as a birthday present and set about reading on the flight from Dublin to Paris. By the time we landed in Beauvais I had little time for any of the characters, yet I needed to read to the end.Lafarge is no Renko, though he has some of the broken qualities that little by litt [...]

    3. Former prisoner of war, Detective Inspector Lafarge, is sent to investigate the murder of young film actress Marguerite Suchet. Lafarge quickly discovers that both Vichy Chief of Police Bousquet and an Abwehr officer who was the lover of the film star are equally suspect. The Tortured Detective is an exciting historical thriller set amidst the complex divided loyalties of France during World War II.Great characters, interesting story line and an unusual ending makes this a great book.

    4. I’d read Pirate Irwin’s novel ‘The Twisted Patriot’ and really enjoyed it and so looked forward to reading ‘The Tortured Detective’. I wasn’t disappointed. His hero, Detective Inspector Lafarge, a former prisoner of war, is sent to investigate the murder of the beautiful young film actress Marguerite Suchet. The chief suspect for the murder is a lawyer and avowed anti-Nazi, Pierre-Yves de Chastelain, who Lafarge’s boss, the Vichy Chief of Police, René Bousquet, a man Lafarge des [...]

    5. Like other readers found this book slow first. Had several attempts to get going but once got into gear found the tale really gripping. Many different types of collaboration going on as the whole range of law enforcement in both Occupied France and Vichy France . The lead character , a French police inspector, has to solve a jewel theft and murder against the backdrop of corruption, nepotism, and oppression . But has he already become a collaborator by some standards ? Moral ambiguity doesn't be [...]

    6. A French detective investigates the murder of an actress during the second world war in Paris. This provides a fascinating insight into how an investigation might go during a time of chaos when nothing is quite as it seems. Set against the backdrop of collaboration with and resistance to the Germans the investigation progresses until it reaches a barrier of corruption within the French police whereupon the detective is expelled from the force. Almost two years later, the detective returns to Par [...]

    7. Absolutely fantastic read, loved the twists, loved the factual settings combined detective fiction with world war two, loved it, hope for more from this author

    8. Great ending, made me say "Wait, what??" and reading again thinking that I must have misread it the first time.

    9. Justice in occupied PafisA complicated read of investigation concerning a robbery murder. All are dirty but who did this one specific deed? All eventually get their due.

    10. Stuck with it but why?Reading this bok was slog. I finished it only because I don't like to leave a book unfinished. All the main characters are loathsome, a strong word I know but they are, only the minor ones are decent but they don't last long. I didn't care who did it or why . The only good point was that the petty rivalries between the various Vichy authorities.

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