The Disappearance of Adèle Bedeau

cover225x225“A captivating psychological thriller . . . Very accessible and thoroughly satisfying.” – Alistair Mabbott, The Herald

Manfred Baumann is a loner. Socially awkward and perpetually ill at ease, he spends his evenings quietly drinking and surreptitiously observing Adèle Bedeau, the sullen but alluring waitress at a drab bistro in the unremarkable small French town of Saint-Louis. But when she disappears, Manfred’s existence comes under the scrutiny of Georges Gorski, a detective haunted by his failure to solve his first murder cases. ‘The Disappearance of Adèle Bedeau is a literary crime novel that is, at heart, an engrossing psychological portrayal of an outsider pushed to the limit by his own feverish imagination.

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“Clever, playful and bleakly funny, The Disappearance of Adèle Bedeau has all the makings of a cult classic.” Louise Hutcheson, ANovelBookblog 

“Graeme Macrae Burnet creates true noir in the mysterious, funny and intelligent The Disappearance of Adèle Bedeau.”– Jen Bowden, Top Scottish Books of the Year, The List, 2014

“A brilliantly crafted novel – a thriller that exudes French class and sophistication. A psychological thriller that has a very dark twist. My favourite novel of 2014!” – Luke Crabbe, Faber Factory Plus, Books of the Year

‘In the spirit of the French tradition, this is an immensely seductive story, drawing the reader slowly into provincial town intrigue until you find yourself totally engrossed in the narrative … The depth of characterisation is what gives this novel its power and keeps the reader turning the page.’ – J David Simons, author of An Exquisite Sense of What Is Beautiful

“An intelligent and stylish crime thriller” – The List, July 2014

“This is a detective novel that predates modern forensic science, allowing for a character driven plot that is incredibly engaging. Rural France provides an alluring setting, while the writing is evocative and the characters intriguing. The Disappearance of Adèle Bedeau is a great read.” – The Bookseller

“Most assured and riveting” – Scottish Books

 “The novel moves at a smooth, easy-going pace, interspersed with scenes of caustic intensity and photographic precision . . . an absorbing and multi-layered read.”- Dundee University Review of the Arts

The Disappearance of Adèle Bedeau is to be published in Australia/New Zealand by Text; in the US by Skyhorse; in Germany by Europa Verlag; in Italy by Neri Pozza and in France by Sonatine.

You can buy it here. Or download it here.

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