The Accident on the A35 A Historical Thriller By Graeme Macrae Burnet
The Accident on the A35 returns to the scene of Burnet’s accomplished first novel, The Disappearance of Adèle Bedeau--the small French town of Saint-Louis. Detective Gorski is called away from his night of solitary drinking to the site of a car accident that left Bertrand Barthelme, a respected solicitor, dead. When the deceased's rather attractive wife suggests that the crash may not have been an accident, Gorski looks closer into Barthelme's circumspect movements on the night of his death. His investigation leads him to various bars, hotels, and brothels in the nearby city of Strasbourg. At the same time, Barthelme's rebellious son, drunk on Jean Paul Sartre novels, is conducting an investigation of his own. Their independent, dual inquiries lead the reader down a twisted road marked by seedy back rooms, bar brawls, a moment of accidental incest, and--as we have come to expect from Burnet--copious amounts of wine.

The Accident on the A35 is a darkly humorous, subtle, and sophisticated novel that burrows into the psyches of its characters and explores the dark corners of life in a sleepy town.
TitleThe Accident on the A35
SubtitleA Historical Thriller
AuthorBy Graeme Macrae Burnet
PublisherSkyhorse Publishing
ImprintArcade Publishing
Published2 October 2018
Dimensions5.50 x 8.25in.

About the author

Graeme Macrae Burnet is one of Scotland’s brightest literary talents. His second novel, His Bloody Project, was a finalist for the Man Booker Prize 2016 and the Los Angeles Times Book Award. Graeme's first novel, The Disappearance of Adèle Bedeau came out from Arcade Publishing in 2017. Graeme was born and brought up in Kilmarnock and has lived in Prague, Bordeaux, Porto, and London. He now lives in Glasgow, Scotland.

"An accomplished, multilayered crime story set in France from the Booker-shortlisted Scottish author . . . . It has a denouement like something out of Greek tragedy but delivers as a proper police procedural."--The Guardian

"Far more than most crime books, this is very much a novel of character--particularly that of the wistful but tenacious Gorski . . . with its nostalgic echoes of crime fiction of the past and elegant, economical prose, it affords a variety of quiet and satisfying pleasures."--Financial Times

"It’s slow, atmospheric, often surprising, with a denouement which is beautifully under-played. One should also say it is daring . . . enjoyable, a very nice piece of craftsmanship."--Scotsman

ISBNs: 9781628729832 978-1-62872-983-2 Title: the accident on the a35 category:FIC ISBNs: 9781628729849 978-1-62872-984-9 Title: the accident on the a35 category:FIC 
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