• Publication date: 30/12/2021
  • Paperback ISBN: 9781788423748
  • eBook ISBN: 1584655626
An Inspector Pel Mystery 17

Pel and The Sepulchre Job

Mark Hebden

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A dead man is found floating in a canal, his wallet revealing a strange symbolic drawing; and a hostage drama unfolds at the Banque Credit Rural, where not only millions in currency and jewellery are at stake but also lives. On the other side of town, a stunning art student switches masterpieces for copies.

Somehow, the crimes fit like pieces of a jigsaw. Chief Inspector Pel is faced with a challenge of a lifetime – and responds with true Gallic guile.

Moody, sharp-tongued and worrying constantly about his health, Inspector Pel ensures that no case goes unsolved, in these mordantly witty French mysteries.

Praise for the Inspector Pel Mystery series:

Totally convincing.’ Financial Times

‘Mr Hebden has created a nice band of flics.’ Oxford Times

‘Pel and his procedurals are some of the best things since Maigret.’ Observer

‘Chief Inspector Evariste Clovis Désiré Pel, as well rounded a character as Maigret or Van der Valk.’ Punch

Impeccable French ambience, unexaggerated flics, and a well-constructed solution. Hebden proves again that few understand Gallic cops better than English writers!’ The Times

‘Some characters grow as their saga lengthens and Pel… is one of them. You might say he is ripening along with the grapes.’ Police Review

‘…written with downbeat humour and some delightful dialogue.’ Financial Times

‘…all is most cunningly contrived and dovetailed into a coherent plot.’ Irish Times

‘A thoroughly entertaining read.’ Evening Standard

‘The best Gallic sleuth since Maigret.’ London Mystery Selection

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