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Author Magson, Adrian.

Title Death on the Marais / Adrian Magson.

Publication Info. London : Allison & Busby, 2010.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Freeport PL Adult Mystery - FPLY-13  MYS MAGSON    AVAILABLE
Description 383 pages ; 23 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note "An Inspector Lucas Rocco mystery"--Dust jacket.
Summary France, 1963. It's a time of great change in France, not least for Inspector Lucas Rocco. Taken out of his home base of Clichy, Paris, as part of a nationwide "initiative" to broaden police operations, he finds himself in the village of Poissons-Les-Marais, Picardie and answerable to his former army CO, now police Commissaire Francois Massin, last seen by Rocco cowering in a foxhole in Indochina. On his first day, he finds a murdered woman wearing a Gestapo uniform lying in a British military cemetery, he knows life will be far from boring. When the body is removed by order of a magistrate from the police mortuary before Rocco can finish his investigation, he traces the paperwork to the dead woman's father, war hero and big-time industrialist Philippe Bayer-Berbier. Yet Berbier denies that his daughter is dead. Following an attempt on one villager's life and the disappearance of another, Rocco uncovers a series of connections with Berbier and his activities in the SOE and the wartime Resistance. In spite of an official wall of bureaucracy and a strained relationship with Massin, he sets out to uncover what has led to the woman's death--and why Berbier will go to any lengths, even murder--to stop his investigation.
Subject Police -- France -- Fiction.
Murder -- Investigation -- France -- Fiction.
Fathers and daughters -- Fiction.
Missing persons -- Investigation -- France -- Fiction.
Fathers and daughters. (OCoLC)fst00921890
Missing persons -- Investigation. (OCoLC)fst01023707
Murder -- Investigation. (OCoLC)fst01029788
Police. (OCoLC)fst01068398
France. (OCoLC)fst01204289
Genre/Form Detective and mystery stories.
Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
ISBN 9780749008345 trade
0749008342 trade

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