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The blade must fall

Hewson, David, 1953-2024
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France, 1976. Baptiste is an intelligent but somewhat naive detective, sent to work in Clermiers, a town filled with corruption. A girl goes missing, presumed dead after bloody clothes are found close to an illicit party near an abandoned chateau. Baptiste believes he's nailed the culprit, the eccentric Gilles Mailloux. When he appears in court, the public call for the guillotine - and that's the sentence Mailloux gets. But as Mailloux awaits an appeal for clemency, he asks to see Baptiste, who's still haunted by the fact the girl's body remains missing. As the clock ticks towards execution hour, Baptiste begins to realise he may have made a terrible mistake.
Main title:
The blade must fall / David Hewson.
Author:
Imprint:
London : Orion, 2024.
Collation:
326 pages ; 20 cm.
Series title:
Notes:
TV tie-in."The official prequel to the hit television show"--Front cover.
ISBN:
9781398718043 (pbk)
Dewey class:
823.92FAFCAF/PBKC/PBK
LC class:
PR6058.E96
Local class:
FIC
Language:
English
BRN:
3614053
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