Bed of Nails

Bed of Nails

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"When John Nichols arrives to identify the body of an old friend, he is immediately caught up in the detritus of Alan Musgrave's life, the side of Paris the tourists don't see, where everyone has a past but very few count on a future. But what can he expect from a man who bled to death in his own excruciating S & M stage show? Now there's a maverick police lieutenant on the prowl who thinks that Musgrave's suicide was murder. Guérin might not look like much, but he's one of the few honest officers on the force. As the horrific extent of police abuse is revealed, the race is on to find the link between a slew of recent suicides--and the key to it is buried deep in Nichols's past."--Publisher website.
Publisher: New York : MacLehose Press, [2014]
ISBN: 9781623651251
1623651255
Branch Call Number: VARENNE A
Characteristics: 244 pages ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Reynolds, Sian

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Blue_18
Sep 21, 2016

There is a mystery but the book provides no answers. The answers are up to you. It is one of those unique books that defy explanation. It's a book that haunts you.

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compufobe
Nov 21, 2014

The description doesn't do justice to this book. I knew nothing about the author other than he was French when I put this book on hold and was pleasantly surprised by this very fluid translation. If you read for happy endings, this is not the book for you.
I would read other novels by Varenne if they were available in translation, but I don't know if they are. SPL doesn't list any others.

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