Author: Manchette, Jean-Patrick, Peace, David, Nicholson-Smith, Donald
Crime & mystery
Published on 5 March 2015 by Profile Books Ltd (Serpent's Tail) in the United Kingdom as part of 'the Serpent's Tail Classics' series.
Paperback | 112 pages
198 x 132 x 9 | 88g
AimÃ©e Joubert is a drop-dead gorgeous femme fatale with a penchant for bloody murder. Ever on the lookout for opportunities for self-enrichment, she finds plenty to like as a newcomer to the detestable backwater town of BlÃ©ville: small-minded parochialism, self-interested parish politics, rampant corruption, dormant grudges, scandals just waiting to be uncovered - yes, there's a killing to be made here. So AimÃ©e starts to wreak her stylish mayhem on BlÃ©ville's despicable bourgeoisie. But just when she's ready to take them all to the cleaners, something snaps, and the master manipulator falls prey to her wayward passions.
A legend of the genre, Jean-Patrick Manchette transformed the modern crime thriller into something slick, chic and riotously enjoyable. A tornado of redemptive murder and a gleeful satire of small-town life, Fatale is Manchette's bloodiest, funniest and most brilliantly cathartic thriller yet.