The Disappearance of Adèle Bedeau A Historical Thriller By Graeme Macrae Burnet
Manfred Baumann is a loner. Socially awkward and perpetually ill at ease, he spends his evenings quietly drinking and surreptitiously observing Ad?le Bedeau, the sullen but alluring waitress at a drab bistro in the unremarkable small French town of Saint-Louis. One day, she simply vanishes into thin air and Georges Gorski, a detective haunted by his failure to solve one of his first murder cases, is called in to investigate the girl's disappearance. He sets his sights on Manfred.
As Manfred cowers beneath Gorski?s watchful eye, the murderous secrets of his past begin to catch up with him and his carefully crafted veneer of normalcy falters. His booze-soaked unraveling carries him from Saint-Louis to the back alleys of Strasbourg. Graeme Macrae Burnet?s masterful play on literary form featuring an unreliable narrator makes for a grimly entertaining psychological thriller that questions if it is possible?or even desirable?to know another man?s mind.
TitleThe Disappearance of Adèle Bedeau
SubtitleA Historical Thriller
AuthorBy Graeme Macrae Burnet
PublisherSkyhorse Publishing
ImprintArcade Publishing
Published10 October 2017
Dimensions5.50 x 8.25in.

About the author

Graeme Macrae Burnet has established a reputation for smart and literary mystery writing with his highly praised novel, His Bloody Project, which was named a finalist for the Man Booker Award in 2016. He was born and brought up in Kilmarnock and has lived in Prague, Bordeaux, Porto, and London. He now lives in Glasgow, Scotland.

Praise for The Disappearance of Adele Bedeau
"A brilliant character study of a social outcast and a creepy, twisting, deviously well-constructed story of intrigue and murder that reads like a lost classic."--Thomas Mullen, author of Darktown

"Imagine Crime and Punishment filtered through the sensibilities of Simenon and Beckett and distilled into a novel (and commentary) Nabokov would not have been ashamed of. Gripping and mysterious, Graeme Macrae Burnet's The Disappearance of Adele Bedeau lingers in the reader's mind long after the late nights of reading it has inspired."--John Langan, The Fisherman

"The Disappearance of Adele Bedeau is a quietly relentless exploration of the complexities of guilt and the awkwardness and banality of evil. An intensely inventive novel, as subtle as it is shocking."--Ian McGuire, author of The North Water

"Graeme Macrae Burnet avoids the black and the white and paints a picture of a troubled, paranoid outsider drifting through the gray areas of life. He grabs the reader by the chin and holds them captive as they watch Manfred Baumann?s life and psyche slowly unravel under the scrutiny of a detective?s eye."--Robin Yocum, author of Favorite Sons and The Essay

"A captivating psychological thriller ... Very accessible and thoroughly satisfying."The Herald

"A strikingly singular talent"Scottish Book Trust
ISBNs: 9781510723092 978-1-5107-2309-2 Title: the disappearance of adele bedeau category:FIC 
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