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The Gravediggers’ Bread: An Extract

Posted 1st Jun 2018

‘Melancholy and atmospheric, with a twist worthy of Agatha Christie at her devious best… classic French noir’ – Guardian

‘Spellbinding’ – Wall Street Journal

Dubbed the French master of noir, Frédéric Dard has become a stalwart of the Pushkin Vertigo list, with his thrillers including the critically acclaimed Bird in a Cage  and Crush. In The Gravediggers’ Bread, readers are once again witness to the murky, sinister workings of an unhinged mind.

Putting dead bodies in the ground for a living could give anyone ideas…

Blaise is out of work and down on his luck when a chance encounter with a beautiful blonde has him hooked. He’ll do anything to stay by her side, even if it means working for her husband, a funeral director. But as everyone knows, three’s a crowd.

Intrigued? Read an extract here.

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