The King of Fools
by Frédéric Dard
Pub Date 05 Sep 2017
Jean-Marie can't believe his luck when he has a passionate triste with a beautiful young Englishwoman, Marjory, who is holidaying in the Côte d'Azur. However, when he discovers his lover is married he is crestfallen, and when she returns to her home in rainy Edinburgh he is heartbroken. He takes a fateful decision: to follow her.
He arrives in Scotland. but soon the jealous husband appears, and a deadly encounter is only the beginning of a nightmarish, disorienting drama.
"The French master of noir." -- The Observer
"Alongside the Maigret novels of Georges Simenon there is a rich vein of period French crime still to be tapped. Frédéric Dard is a case in point." -- Daily Mail
"The literary descendant of Simenon and Celine." -- Le Figaro
"No question: for me, he was the greatest." -- Philippe Geluck
"France's most popular post-war author." -- L'Express
"His language is cutting, his point-of-view original and his verdict uncompromising... One of the few twentieth-century authors to win both critical acclaim and great popularity." -- Solidarité Militaire