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CATALOGUE 2014

TABLE OF CONTENTS P. 4-5 P. 6-13

P. 14-18

P. 19-21

EVENT

PATRICK GRAHAM Those Places are Dead CLAUDE IZNER MYSTERIES IN PARIS, Topsy Turvy

P. 33-34 100% DIGITAL

TOUR DE FRANCE 2013 JEAN-FRANÇOIS PRÉ DEADLY AUGUST CAMILLE LAURE MARI AWAKENING SHORT CRIME NOVELS SHORT EROTICAS

BESTSELLERS

GILLES LEGARDINIER Well Done! No More, I Promise! Summer’s Lease FRANCK THILLIEZ Puzzle, Darksider, Syndrome [E], [GATACA], ATOM[KA] ÉRIC GIACOMETTI & JACQUES RAVENNE ANTOINE MARCAS’ FREEMASONIC INVESTIGATIONS KARINE GIEBEL Till Death Do Us Unite, Bloodhounds, The Hungry Dark, The Innocence of the Damned, The Shadow

NOIR

HERVÉ COMMÈRE Guess the End, Ripples in Water, Catching your Death, The Second Man FRANÇOIS-XAVIER DILLARD Do it for Mummy, Child’s Play BARBARA ABEL Behind Hatred, Behind the Grief SOPHIE LOUBIÈRE The Stone Boy, Black Coffee FRÉDÉRIC DARD The Lawn, The Hoist, The Wretches, The Executioner is Crying LÉO MALET THE NEW MYSTERIES OF PARIS

THRILLERS

DAVID-JAMES KENNEDY The Avenging Sea GILLES LEGARDINIER When We Were Men, Exile of Angels FRANCK THILLIEZ & LAURENT SCALESE Blood and Ink MAXIME CHATTAM Carnage

P. 22-23 WOMEN’S FICTION

AGATHE COLOMBIER HOCHBERG Nothing Personal, WILD HOLIDAYS BARBARA ABEL Prescription for Happiness, Chocolate Heartburn LISA KLIMT Penelope’s Curse, Alice in Troubleland

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FAMILY COMEDY

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INSPIRATIONAL NOVEL

TIM SLIDERS Timeville

ANTOINE PAJE And He Spoke to Me of Cherry Trees, Dust and a Mountain

P. 26-29 HISTORICAL NOVELS

JÉRÉMIE GUEZ The Last Red Tiger JACQUES RAVENNE The Marquis de Sade’s Seven Lives HUGUES DE QUEYSSAC THE BLACK KNIGHT AND THE WHITE LADY JULIETTE BENZONI MARIANNE, THE GERFAUT IN THE MIST, CATHERINE

P. 30-32 HISTORICAL CRIMES

VIVIANE MOORE The Headless Woman, MYSTERIES IN 12TH CENTURY EUROPE ELENA ARSENEVA ENCHANTING RUSSIA JEAN-LUC BIZIEN A CURIOUS PSYCHIATRIST

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BRIGITTE AUBERT THE CINEMATOGRAPH DETECTIVE FABRICE BOURLAND THE DETECTIVES OF STRANGE PIERRE D’OVIDIO POST-WAR AND DECOLONIZATION PERIOD JEAN-PIERRE ALAUX CRIME & MONUMENTS

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EXPLOSIVE AND SURPRISING SÉBASTIEN GENDRON Selective Recycling NICOLAS ANCION The 35 Billion Dollar Man

P. 36-37 SF/FANTASY

JEAN-LOUIS FETJAINE Guinevere, THE ELF CHRONICLES MICHAEL MOORCOCK & FABRICE COLIN Elric: Soul Drinkers MICHEL ROBERT DARKNESS AGENT, Slash

P. 38-39 NARRATIVE NON-FICTION

JADDO Just After Bear Taming CÉDRIC DASSAS Rare or Medium? JEAN-PIERRE RENOUARD My Stripes Were Earned in Hell

P. 40-42 QUIRCKY DOCS

PIERRE LUNÈRE In the Guardian Angel’s Lodge JULIEN GOSSELIN, PIERRE MARTIN & JOHANN TRÜMMEL The List VIRGINIE DUMONT How Do You Fail At Raising Your Children? Smile, You Are Parenting a Teenager! THE WORLD EXPLAINED TO OLD FOLKS JEAN-MICHEL ESPITALLIER Fame OLIVIER MAGNY Stuff Parisians like, Into Wine

P. 43-49 NON-FICTION

LITTLE DICTIONARIES OF PASSIONS THIERRY MAILLET Marketing and its History ALEXANDRA MIDAL Design JEAN-PHILIPPE DOMECQ What Speed Tells Us, A New Introduction to the Art of the 20th Century FRANÇOISE SIMPÈRE The Art and Etiquette of Polyamory ERYCK DE RUBERCY The Wagner Controversy FRANÇOIS FÉDIER Time and the World – From Heidegger to Aristotle, Reading Plato DOMINIQUE SAATDJIAN Essential Texts of Charles Péguy JULIETTE GRANGE For a Philosophy of Ecology JEAN-MICHEL MAULPOIX Four Paths: Wanderings Through French Poetry FABRICE MIDAL Why Poetry? INTRODUCTION TO GREAT THINKERS ALIOCHA WALD LASOWSKI Philippe Sollers or the Art of Subtility 2

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PATRICK GRAHAM

CLAUDE IZNER

Those Places are Dead

SERIE COMPLE S TED

Claude Izner is the pen name of two sisters, Liliane

Korb and Laurence Lefèvre, who are both second-hand booksellers along the Seine.

To be published 15 May 2014 Sample English translation and Reader’s report available

A neuropsychiatrist whose only link to his kidnapped daughter lies in a patient in a coma: is he prepared to go beyond the dead places of her conscience? Eric Searl is a doctor specialized in helping people in a coma. Shaken by the death of his wife, he has devoted his time to his patients instead of his family. On Christmas break, he stays in Los Angeles instead of going with Rebecca, his new partner, and his three children to their recluse house in the Rockies, where he is supposed to come later. On their way up, Rebecca takes a young hitchhiker, Liam, who turns out to be a psychopath. He leaves Rebecca and Searl’s two eldest children on the verge of death and kidnaps Kirsten, the youngest. Eager to reunite his family, Searl will have to become the hero or the plaything of a story that escapes him.

MYSTERIES IN PARIS 12 titles available

Nearly 800,000 copies sold in France English translations available Rights sold: US (St Martin’s Press), UK (Gallic Books), Italy (Nord), Germany (Pendo), Russia (AST/Astrel), Sweden (Kabusa Böcker), Brasil (Nemo)

Each investigation is set in a famous place of Paris.

Paris, at the end of the 19th Century. Victor Legris is in his 30’s and works as a bookseller. He regularly finds himself confronted with mysteries and that’s good luck because he loves acting as a detective. Embark with the author Claude Izner on an unusual walk across the Capital of Lights.

• Beautifully

Patrick Graham is the author of several thrillers, among which L’Évangile selon Satan, L’Apocalypse selon Marie whose rights have been sold in nine countries.

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written, sizzling with tension and containing a host of troubled, extremely well drawn characters…. Fleuve Noir is delighted to welcome a great author! • An exciting thriller, in which the terrified reader shivers with anticipation as much as he/she is horrified by some striking scenes in the vein of Thomas Harris. • A novel that also follows the rules of noir fiction, as the main character has to face his own inner darkness.

By the same author:

Topsy Turvy 21 February 2013 Paris, 1998. A bookseller has been killed in his shop. The only clues to be found by the corpse are two Jules Verne’s original editions that have been mangled. Milo Jassy, bouquiniste along the Seine, must solve the case for he might become a victim himself...

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GILLES LEGARDINIER

Summer’s Lease

Well Done!

18 October 2012 Sample English translation and Reader’s report available Rights sold: Germany (Goldmann), Czech Republic (Domino), Poland (Sonia Draga), Russia (Sindbad), Turkey (Pegasus), Taiwan (Walkers Culture) Film rights sold

Nearly 150,000 copies sold Four intertwined destinies under the same roof that will learn to settle in, get to know and eventually love each other.

10 October 2013 Sample English translation and Reader’s report available Rights sold: Turkey (Pegasus)

Over 105,000 copies sold Remember….

Camille, Lea, Axel, Leo and the gang have known each other since kindergarten. A few months before graduation they are each wondering which path to take… They don’t know that by summer their destinies will change. Supported by those close to them and their teachers they will face illness, incertitude and illusions while at the same time recognizing the value of friendship, love and pushing oneself to the limit.

Tired of a world that he no longer feels part of, Andrew Blake leaves the head of his small company in London to find a job as a butler in France. Upon his arrival at the Beauvillier Manor, he goes beyond simply reinventing himself. He who was looking for a new beginning will first have to get back in touch with his past.

• Gilles Legardinier knows how to

speak of mankind in his books that are good for the soul.

• A funny, touching coming-of-age

story and, above all, a supremely life-affirming testament to the energy, camaraderie and hopefulness of youth.

“Simple stories, driven by short fast paced chapters and a great sense of humor, this is Gilles Legardinier’s remedy for the blues.” Lire “A jubilatory comedy.” RTL

THE READERS’ REVIEW

No More, I Promise!

10 November 2011 Sample English translation and Reader’s report available Rights sold: Germany (Goldmann), Italy (Mondadory), Spain (Alfaguara), Czech Republic (Domino), Hungary (Park), Poland (Sonia Draga), Greece (Patakis), Russia (Sindbad), Turkey (Pegasus), China (Straits Multi-Media), Korea (Sweet Books), Taiwan (Walkers Culture), Vietnam (Nha Nam) Film rights sold

“The text by Gilles Legardinier is overwhelming.” “The reader will successively laugh (again!), be thrilled and be moved thanks to genuine heroes.”

Over 850,000 copies sold The fabulous destiny of Julie, desperately romantic and utterly clumsy.

“A positive novel, with a taste of the Elixir of Youth.”

What is the stupidest thing you have ever done in your life? After getting her hand stuck in her mysterious neighbour’s mailbox, Julie swore that she would quit acting crazy but she is about to do much worse trying to get closer to this man…

Carrefour Savoirs

“It is impossible to resist the extravagance and charm of this literary Amelie Poulain!” Aujourd’hui en France

“More than a book, this novel is a cure for melancholy, a shot of humor, fantasy and tenderness that opens up the door to happiness.” Carrefour Savoirs

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Gilles Legardinier has already published several novels including adaptations, children’s books and thrillers which have been awarded many times (see page 20).

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FRANCK THILLIEZ

FRANCK SHARKO & LUCIE HENEBELLE

Franck Thilliez is the author of a dozen successful thrillers including La Chambre des morts, awarded the Quai du Polar Reader’s Prize in 2006 and the SNCF French Thriller Award in 2007.

Over 1.8 Million copies sold

STAND ALONES

Puzzle

Rights sold: US (Penguin), Spain (Destino), Spain Catalan (Columna), Italy (Nord), Germany (Goldmann), The Netherlands (Sijthoff), Brazil (Intrinseca), Russia (Atticus), Taiwan (Solo Press), Portugal (Sextante), Turkey (Pegasus), Japan (Hayakawa), China (Hachette Phoenix), Slovakia (Artforum), Hungary (Gabo), Korea (Eunhaeng Namu) Film rights sold to Indian Paintbrush/Paramount

Over 125,000 copies sold

Syndrome [E]

3 October 2013 Sample English translation and Reader’s report available

14 October 2010 English translation available

First rule: Nothing you’re about to live is true. This is a game. Second rule: One of you will die.

Can violence be triggered at will?

Action, extreme tension, moral dilemma, hidden secrets, ambiguous characters, unexpected developments, and amazing twist… A favorite for the genre’s lovers.

“By mixing science and neurology into the plot of this excellent thriller, [Franck Thilliez] pulls us into the complexities of the human brain, with all the turpitudes it generates.”Elle



Puzzle has been introduced as a serial in the daily newspaper “Les Echos” from 8th July to 4th September 2013.

[GATACA]

“With hellish settings, among which a closed down psychiatric asylum, characters manipulated like puppets, Franck Thilliez has all the key to a great suspense. And all the pieces of the puzzle fit perfectly.”

14 April 2011 Reader’s report available

Evolution is an exception. Extinction is a rule.

Aujourd’hui en France

“Scattering macabre clues, multiplying leads and dead ends, [Franck Thilliez] concocts a vigorous story, full of twists but with dazzling clarity in spite of its arduous scientific framework - the mysteries of DNA.”

Darksider

Le Parisien

13 October 2011 Sample English translation available Rights sold: China (Beijing Booky), Korea (Eunhaeng Namu), Turkey (Pegasus) Film rights sold

ATOM[KA]

11 October 2012 Reader’s report available

Over 185,000 copies sold

There is a frontier between the moment when life ends and death begins. Some have been there…

Some secrets are shameful. But would you be willing to die to keep them hidden?

Three men wake up at the bottom of an abyss. One is chained at the wrist, the second is chained at the ankle and the third is free but his head is covered by a horrible mask that will explode if he moves away from the others. How far will they have to go to survive?

«[Franck Thilliez] totally and perfectly masters his art.» Le Point

“A huis-clos that is both stuffy and chilling at the same time.”

By the same author:

Franck Sharko’s first investigations!

Ici Paris

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ÉRIC GIACOMETTI & JACQUES RAVENNE

Volume 8.

Jacques Ravenne is the pseudonym of a high-ranking Freemason with intimate knowledge of the history and

Over 190,000 copies sold

culture of the Order. Éric Giacometti is an investigative journalist who has reported extensively on Freemasonic mores.

ANTOINE MARCAS’ FREEMASONIC INVESTIGATIONS Over 1.7 million copies sold

A series of 9 suspenseful thrillers that introduce the reader to the secrets of Freemasonry and offer an enlightening historical parallel to modern investigations. Rights sold: Brazil (Objetiva), Bulgaria (Millenium), Czech Republic (Dobrovsky), Denmark (Cicero), Germany (Rowohlt), Hungary (IPC), Italy (Newton Compton), Japan (Kodansha), The Netherlands (De Boekerij), Norway (Cappelen Damm), Portugal (Europa America), Russia (Veche), Spain (Random House Mondadori), Turkey (Pegasus), Poland (Publicat), US (The French Book)

The Black Temple 14 June 2012

In London, a secret society named the Black Temple plans to change the course of history. The only way for Antoine Marcas to stop them is to solve the ultimate mystery of the Templars.

“An authentic, exciting, esoteric thriller that mixes History, imagination and current affairs, signed by 2 bestselling authors.” Figaro Magazine

“660 extremely efficient pages.” Les Echos

“Two new big shots in thrillers.” Le Point

Prequel

The Seventh Templar 9 June 2011

Nearly 380,000 copies sold Freemason Detective Antoine Marcas is set on the tracks of the Templars’ longlost treasure. But the treasure also interests the Catholic Church, on the verge of bankruptcy, who will stop at nothing to lay hands on it...

“Rich, well-documented, strongly founded, and devilishly addicting.” Le Parisien

“Between the cascade of entertainment and the unique revelations, The Seventh Templar is sure to appeal to a large audience.” Lire

VOLUME 9 TO FOLLOW

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KARINE GIEBEL

The Innocence of the Damned

Karine Giébel was born in 1971. Her first novel, Terminus Elicius (La Vie du rail, 2004) won the Marseille Detective Novel Award in 2005. It was followed by Meurtres pour Rédemption (republished by Fleuve Noir in 2010).

5 May 2012 Sample English translation and Reader’s report available Rights sold: Poland (Sonia Draga), Korea (Balgeunsesang)

Nearly 35,000 copies sold Beat at their own game.

Till Death Do Us Unite 12 November 2009 Sample English translation available The mountain won’t hide their crimes much longer...

Bloodhounds

13 November 2008 Rights sold: The Netherlands (The House of Books) Two human beings become the game of an extraordinary hunt... a manhunt…

The Hungry Dark

8 November 2007 Sample English translation and Reader’s Report available Rights sold: Germany (Berlin Verlag), Italy (BUR), Spain (Circulo de Lectores), The Netherlands (The House of Books), Ukraine/Russia (Family Leisure Club), Korea (Balgeunsesang)

After spending many years in jail, Raphaël is released and soon leads his younger brother to a jewellery heist on Place Vendôme. But the initial plan goes wrong and William is seriously injured. The fugitives end up in an isolated farm where Sandra, a vet, lives. She is taken hostage and forced to cure William. But the boys ignore that they are in the Devil’s House. From predators, they’ll soon become targets of a pitiless monster.

“In this oppressive and closed environment, the author gives life to complex, even inhuman characters that she refuses to condemn, the reader is the only judge. We finish the book exhausted and seriously shaken up.” Version Femina

“Giébel searches, and finds, maximum efficiency.” Paris Match

SNCF French Thriller Award in 2009 Cognac & Frontignan Detective Novel Award 2008 A trapped man. A woman thirsty for revenge. An oppressive plot behind closed doors.

The Shadow

8 March 2012 Sample English translation and Reader’s report available Rights sold: Germany (Berlin Verlag), Poland (Sonia Draga), Korea (Balgeunsesang)

Cognac & Marseille Detective Novel Award 2012 Nearly 150,000 copies sold

The perfect crime exists. It is deceitful, it takes its time and, most of all, it doesn’t appear to anyone… but the victim.

• A complex, multi-layered thriller that takes the

reader on an intense, sometimes shocking, often frightening voyage of one woman’s struggle against one man’s dangerous and inescapable psychosis.

“SUCCESS!! Relentless plot line coupled with a fascinating portrait of a woman.” Metro

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HERVÉ COMMÈRE

FRANÇOIS-XAVIER DILLARD

Hervé Commère was born in Rouen. He is the author of four suspense novels

François-Xavier Dillard was born in 1971. He is the

and now lives in Paris.

author of two suspense novels.

Guess the End

Do it for Mummy

To be published 12 June 2014

13 March 2014 Sample English translation and Reader’s report available

Two million Euros could change a life… for better or for worse.

This is the story of a bag containing large wads of cash that passes from hand to hand and changes the destiny of those who think they can take hold of it. • Hervé Commère skilfully masters the chain of events, crossed destinies and the power of fate. • Love, friendship, chase, fear, hope and Rock n’ Roll! A multifaceted book.

When a mother lead her child to take the blame for her own crime, what kind of grown-up could he become?

Early 70’s, Sébastien lives with his mother and teenage sister. One argument too many and his sister is sent to a psychiatrist hospital and his mother to prison. Years later, Sébastien leads a normal life as a doctor, raising his two daughters after the tragic death of his wife. The seemingly perfect life shatters when children patients of Sébastien die, and fears from the past thus resurface. • A well constructed and captivating thriller that will keep you in suspense until the surprising breathtaking final twist.

Ripples in Water 10 March 2011 Sample English translation and Reader’s report available

Marseille Detective Novel Award 2011 Ocean’s Eleven meets Usual Suspects

Two stories, two pieces of a real-life jigsaw that are just waiting to be put together… to the misfortune of all.

Catching Your Death

8 November 2012

A modern Arsène Lupin.

Paul Serinen has just achieved a master stroke and the loot has been safely hidden under his new veranda. Some years later, there are new inhabitants in his house in Etretat. But the past is not supposed to remain buried... Also available

The Second Man

11 October 2012 Sample English translation and Reader’s report available Rights sold: China (Beijing Books)

A man, a woman, a dark love story.

A simple, almost classic love story until the man comes across a photo of him and his wife. Only it is not him on the photo, but a man who looks exactly like him.

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Child’s Play 12 January 2012

Story of an expected half-assed robbery. A luxury jeweler hires Emma, struggling PhD student, to convoy its collection in her backpack to the photographer. A simple and juicy steal for Momo and a sure way to get promoted for police captain Marc who’s got wind of Momo’s plan. Although sometimes just one hitch is enough to bring everything to a grinding halt...

“A fast paced first thriller from a promising new author.” Le Point

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BARBARA ABEL

SOPHIE LOUBIÈRE

Barbara Abel is a renowned author of thrillers that are sold

Author of five novels, detective short stories and a children’s book, Sophie Loubière also made a name for herself in the publishing community thanks to a unique literary program (Parking at Night, France Inter) and her reviews at France Info (Thriller Info).

in Germany, Spain and Russia.

The Stone Boy

Behind Hatred

14 April 2011 English translation and Reader's report available Rights sold: US (Grand Central), UK (Sphere)

12 April 2012 Sample English translation and Reader’s report available Film rights sold

Over 50,000 copies sold

The ennemy next door.

A Hitchcockian suspense.

On one side there is Tiphaine, Sylvain and Maxime, and on the other there is Laetitia, David and Milo. When Laetitia witnesses a tragic accident which takes the life of little Maxime, she spirals into a dangerous paranoia: is it just a figment of imagination or her neighbour has become her worst enemy?

Madame Préau feels that something isn’t right with her neighbours. They have two perfectly healthy children, but a third one appears from time to time and seems to be calling in for help by throwing pebbles at her window. The police refuse to listen.

“The Stone Boy is an absorbing psychological thriller.”

“If you like “Desperate Housewives”, you will like Derrière la Haine”.

The Times

Elle

“This novel demonstrates that with such writers as Loubière, Fred Vargas and Pierre Lemaitre, French noir is in the ascendant.” Financial Times

Sequel

Behind the Grief 14 November 2013 Reader’s report available

Tiphaine and Sylvain have lived together for almost 20 years. Today their couple is struggling and raising their 15 year old son Milo isn’t making things any easier. A classic situation except that Milo is the son of their ex-neighbours who committed suicide 8 years before and was the best friend of their son Maxime who died suddenly at the age of 7. The day a new neighbour and her little boy move into the townhouse next door, the past resurfaces…

• The cocoon-like atmosphere in protected suburbs,

where the pace is easy, serves as a backdrop to tragic stories where madness and the evil flourish. We suffocate in the open ! • In her thrillers, Barbara Abel tells the story of everyday people who are flung into a daily hell from one moment to the next.

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Black Coffee

14 February 2013 Sample English translation Reader’s report available A serial killer whose confessions have been transcribed, a vanished husband, a man haunted by his past and a woman desperate to reunite her family. A breathless tracking game along Road 66.

“Through a well constructed investigation two destinies, that of Desmond and of Lola, unfold and intersect along the mythic Route 66.” L’Amour des Livres

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DAVID-JAMES KENNEDY The Avenging Sea

9 January 2014 Sample English translation and Reader’s report available

FRÉDÉRIC DARD Frédéric Dard (1921-2000) wrote a great number of works, using

either his own name or that of one of his numerous aliases – especially San-Antonio, with a total of over 200 million copies sold.

The Lawn (1952)

An oppressive atmosphere worthy of The Postman Always Rings Twice.

The Hoist (1961)

A slow and relentless descent into hell: Perverse and brilliant!

The Wretches (1959)

Chronicle of an inevitable tragedy • Adapted to the cinema by Robert Hossein in 1959.

The Executioner is Crying (1956) A dark love story

LÉO MALET Attracted to writing and anarchy, Léo Malet (1909-1996) moved to Paris at the age of 16. In 1943 he published 120 Rue de la Gare under his own name, which portrayed the illustrious Nestor Burma for the first time. With 55 titles, 29 of which are consecrated to Nestor Burma, Leo Malet has definitely entered into the history of French literature.

A former monastery, now a military hospital on the Basque Coast, a roaring storm, people going missing and a curse... A bewitching atmosphere! Jean-Christophe d’Orgeix, an intern, finds out that one of his patients has been attacked within the hospital. He goes after the aggressor and will never be seen again. Tom, another intern, investigates alongside the police and discovers that other people have disappeared in the hospital - among which another intern, seven years earlier, who bears a strong resemblance to JeanChristophe...

• Ressacs

is sponsered by Franck Thilliez. • A tautly written first novel that combines thriller and atmospheric settings to produce a hugely entertaining page turner.

“A first efficient thriller.” Madame Figaro

David-James Kennedy was born in 1969. He is a chemist in the Northern France. Ressacs is his first novel.

THE NEW MYSTERIES OF PARIS A series of 15 detective novels, published between 1954 and 1959. The main character is the detective Nestor Burma, a witty French crime revealer with lots of savoirfaire, operating in France during and just after World War II. • France’s answer to Chandler’s Marlowe. • Several books were made into comics by Jacques Tardi and under his supervision (Casterman). Burma’s character similarly served as the inspiration for a film, Nestor Burma, Hardboiled Detective (1981) and a television series (1991). 18

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GILLES LEGARDINIER When We Were Men

When Alzheimer’s disease threatens mankind.

"When We Were Men is about a world that could soon be ours - after reading it we are moved, with the feeling of having received a humanity lesson." Le Magazine des Livres

FRANCK THILLIEZ & LAURENT SCALESE Laurent Scalese wrote Le Baiser de Jason, Le Sang de la mariée, La Cicatrice du diable (Éditions Belfond). See Franck Thilliez on page 8/9.

Blood and Ink

6 June 2013

An author has been betrayed by his publisher. Will his sole imagination allow him to rewrite history?

Exile of Angels

15 January 2009 Sample English translation available Rights sold: Portugal (Europa America), Russia/Ukraine (Family Leisure Club)

MAXIME CHATTAM

SNCF French Thriller Award in 2010

followed by “Le Cycle de la vérité” and his new series “Autre-monde” (Albin Michel). Pocket publishes all of Maxime Chattam’s works in paperback.

When memory is stronger than death... • The author succeeds in combining action, original situations, diabolically orchestrated developments and philosophical reflections.

“An exciting novel that stays with you long after finishing it: it is impossible not to recontemplate the brilliantly constructed intrigue.”

Maxime Chattam published a trilogy (Michel Lafon)

Carnage

12 May 2010 Rights sold: UK (Gallic Books), Russia (Ripol) A high-school student shoots his classmates: a tragic and isolated event in New York… that is multiplying.

Le Magazine des Livres

See Gilles Legardinier on page 6/7.

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AGATHE COLOMBIER HOCHBERG

BARBARA ABEL

Agathe Colombier Hochberg writes successful novels dedicated to urban women and families

See Barbara Abel on page 16.

confronted with modern concerns.

Prescription for Happiness

14 May 2009 Sample English translation available

Nothing personal

9 January 2014 Sample English translation and Reader’s report available

Not everyone is unlucky enough to be condemned to happiness.

Can a mother be loved only through her movies and magazines?

“A juicy story that is both lighthearted and serious. To savour as a romantic comedy with an eccentric twist.”

When Elsa suggests to her publisher to write a biography of the elusive actress Vera Miller, he founds the idea brillant. But he doesn’t know that Elsa has an ulterior motive: Vera Miller is actually her mother who abandoned her to dedicate herself to her carreer. Now a mother herself, Elsa needs to learn more about her mother and her family to understand where she comes from.

Ici Paris

Chocolate Heartburn 14 October 2010

Lose your memory to start a new life... • A tender comedy that challenges one to think about interfamily relations and memories.

• A novel that explores the importance of family ties

and roots, and the complex nature of love and sacrifice. • A multilayered and human exploration of a difficult, unusual relationship between a mother and her daughter.

“A novel with lot of humour on the serious subject of a failing maternal love.” Madame Figaro

LISA KLIMT After studying at the French school of political science, Lisa Klimt has discovered the publishing business she is still working in.

Penelope’s Curse Also available

WILD HOLIDAYS These disastrous holidays that we tend to remember forever…

CEO, happily remarried, Geraldine juggles her professional and family life with surprising facility. But even the best organised summer holiday could turn into a nightmare and this is Geraldine’s tribe gift!

• Brilliant

comedies on how people show their true colours and come closer during disastrous holidays.

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12 May 2010 Sample English translation available Rights sold: Italy (Sonzogno), Greece (Modern Times) Aren’t we all like Penelope, forced to wait for Ulysses’ return? • A genuine culture shock where modern concerns mix wonderfully with the most extraordinary epic of all time.

“Lisa Klimt (writing under a pen name) incites rebellion with her blissful satireabout love affairs.” Direct Soir

Alice in Troubleland 8 September 2011

Alice is far from suspecting that the craziness of her Mary Poppins like sister could just change her life… for the better! • A comedy true to Lisa Klimt’s style with references that speak to our inner child’s soul, colourful characters, hysterical dialogs, lots of originality… and a touch of craziness!

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ANTOINE PAJE

TIM SLIDERS Timeville

Antoine Paje managed a business and worked abroad for several years until he realized that he wasn’t happy. This is how

15 November 2012 Sample English translation and Reader’s report available

he decided to learn to get to know himself. You are sleeping. You wake up in your house with your wife and your two children. It is certainly your house, and yet… Something has changed. The era!

Welcome to Timeville!

• Did you like Replay? Are you a fan of Back to the Future? If so, you’ll love Timeville. • Through the wacky, amusing and moving adventures of an ordinary family, Tim Sliders accurately addresses core values. “A sort of Back to the Future as a novel. Highly entertaining.” Maxi

“[This book] is remarkably using situation comedy and is a real feel-good book.” Avantages

And He Spoke to Me of Cherry Trees, Dust and a Mountain 2 January 2014. Reader’s report available

One may need a whole life to learn how to walk. Paul Lamarche thought he was living the life he had always wanted until the moment he is arrested for a rather surprising incident while on a festive tour of the USA. There he meets someone who will set him on a new course of life. Back in France, he will meet two other people who will eventually provoke a total change in him and liberate for good all the fears that had hindered his existence.

• A novel, a tale of initiation, a modern parable, along the same line as Laurent Gounelle, Matthieu Ricard and Elizabeth Gilbert. • “There are more things to alarm us than to harm us.” Seneca

Don’t tell anyone but Tim Sliders is a famous author and scriptwriter whose real name cannot be revealed…

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> HISTORICAL NOVELS / XVIII - XIX TH CENTURY

JÉRÉMIE GUEZ

JACQUES RAVENNE

The Last Red Tiger

The Marquis de Sade’s Seven Lives

3 March 2014

9 January 2014

Sade as never seen before…

A soldier on the track of a dissident fighting with the Viet Minh.

Who really knows the true story of the Marquis de Sade? Only one man, Joseph Fouché, the Minister of Police. He will reveal to the Marquis’ eldest son the whole story of Sade and his seven lives: a libertine under Louis XV, a prisoner under Louis XVI, a politician during the French Revolution, a writer during the Directory, a madman during the Empire era, Sade was also a lover madly loved in return. As for his seventh life, it’s yet to be discovered….

March 1946. French troops are sent to South-East Asia to regain control of this part of the world. Dispirited after the death of his wife, Charles Bareuil enrolls in the French Foreign Legion to serve in Indochina. This war will become personal when Charles decides to investigate on an Occidental sniper nicknamed «The Red Tiger» who seems to have moved over the ennemy’s side but who has decided to protect him.



A story of friendship, love and betrayal with the Indochina war in the background • A novel in the vein of Apocalyspe Now and Enemy at the Gates.

• Everybody knows the Marquis

de Sade’s infamous reputation but who knows about his life? This fictionalized biography will give you all the details. • Jacques Ravenne recreates with brio the trouble times around the French Revolution.

“A detailed, entertaining, fictionalized and well documented biography.” Midi Libre

Jérémie Guez is 25 and lives in Paris. Le Dernier Tigre Rouge is

his fourth novel after Du Vide plein les Yeux, Paris la Nuit and Balancé dans les Cordes (awarded the Prix SNCF du Polar 2013).

Jacques Ravenne is the pseudonym of a high-ranking Freemason with intimate knowledge of the history of and culture of the Order. He is, together with Eric Giacometti, the author of the Antoine Marcas’ Freemasonic Investigations series whose rights have been sold in 16 countries (see p.10 & 11)

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> HISTORICAL NOVELS

HUGUES DE QUEYSSAC

JULIETTE BENZONI

Hugues de Queyssac teaches management and corporate finance in a prestigious Parisian university.

Juliette Benzoni was born in Paris. Fervent Alexandre Dumas reader, she began her own career as a novelist in 1964 with the Catherine series that has been translated into 22 languages. She has since written almost 60 novels. The Catherine series, The Florentines, The Gerfaut and Marianne have been made into televised versions.

• Seen through the eyes of the female characters, History (from the Middle Ages to the

THE BLACK KNIGHT AND THE WHITE LADY 8 November 2012 “In the middle of winter in the year of Our Lord 1345, I glimpsed in a dream a fairy so unforgettably beautiful that I decided to go on a quest for her. In my great naivety I dreamt of love, courtesy, bravery and chivalry but my journey is to be wrought with felony, crimes, treachery and blood.”

thirties) is brought back to life through these fast paced adventures fueled with passion. • One of France’s most read authors, Juliette Benzoni has captured 50 million readers in over 22 countries.

MARIANNE The prodigious life of Marianne d’Asselnat de Villeneuve begins in England, at her aunt’s place, who has taken her in after her parents were guillotined during the Reign of Terror. Her adolescence suddenly ends the day that she marries the handsome Francis Cranmere, who she had secretly been eyeing for a long time. After a terrifying wedding night Marianne must flee and return to France where a man who she had been taught to hate day after day is the ruler: Napoleon. 5 volumes available

“The author took the time to immerse himself in the immense history and language of the Occitan to better forget and reinvent them with a spontaneity and vigor of language that makes up the charm, fluidity and originality of his book. To be followed.” Historia

THE GERFAUT IN THE MIST Gilles Goello, bastard destined for priesthood, escapes from university in Vannes after meeting a young poor aristocrat named Judith who gives him three years to become worthy of her. One year later, he embarks for America, to join Lafayette’s troops and becomes a war hero. Gilles thus discovers the power he has over women and how much he needs them, especially after the passion that Site, a beautiful Native American woman, incites in him. 4 volumes available

CATHERINE Amidst the 100 year war, Catherine Legoix is desperately in love with the noble Arnaud de Montsalvy, but Phillipe le Bon, Duke of Burgundy, is courting her with his desire. After marrying the Duke’s silver cleaner, Catherine’s destiny seems sealed. However, as she becomes a victim of her own destiny, Catherine blindly follows her dream of love. 6 volumes available

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> HISTORICAL CRIME / 19TH

VIVIANE MOORE Of Irish-Italian origin, Viviane Moore is completely French, despite her name. Her first novels were published in 1997, to immediate success.

The Headless Woman

6 February 2014 Paris, 1581. Jean de Moncel, a young policeman, looks for a prostitute killer. The corpse of a headless woman leads him to Théophraste Le Noir, a doctor working on the alchemic secret of Life with his daughter Sybille. Thanks to the investigation, she will be able to leave the house which she hasn’t left since the Saint-Bartholomew’s Day Massacre.

JEAN-LUC BIZIEN Jean-Luc Bizien used to be a teacher. He published numerous children’s and adults’ books.

A CURIOUS PSYCHIATRIST This is how profiling started…

A Sherlock Holmes specialist in psychology and his dauntless assistant form a daring duo who reminds us of "The Avengers" series.

"With an unyielding plot that is as sharp as a knife, Jean-Luc Bizien tells a fast-paced story about the pursuit of a criminal mastermind."

MYSTERIES IN 12TH CENTURY EUROPE

Dauphiné Libéré

Over 195,000 copies sold 7 volumes available

Between stories and legends, mysteries and investigations, violence and passion, Viviane Moore’s cycle is a real hymn to Adventure.

“A story fulled with an irrestible energy. An endearing character who will keep the readers enthralled.” L’Humanité Hebdo

3 volumes available

BRIGITTE AUBERT Brigitte Aubert works as a program planner for the cinema and

has published fifteen or so thrillers (Le Seuil), as well as detective novels for young adults.

ELENA ARSENEVA Elena Arsevena was born in Moscow. In the 1980’s,

she left the USSR, not without difficulty, and settled in Paris.

ENCHANTING RUSSIA Over 140,000 copies sold Elena Arseneva introduces us to Kievan Rus’ in the middle of the 11th century.

THE CINEMATOGRAPH DETECTIVE This series covers the years 1890 to 1900 and the highly original plots are based on the cinema, the opium of the decade that totally remodeled the 20th Century’s imaginary.

“Orchestrating unstoppable suspense and skillfully manipulating the art of the cliffhanger and the unexpected, Brigitte Aubert has begun a promising series.” Ciné Live

8 volumes available

“A genuine marvel.” L’Humanité Hebdo

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> 100% DIGITAL / SUMMER HOLIDAYS

FABRICE BOURLAND

TOUR DE FRANCE 2013

Fabrice Bourland is a great admirer of Edgar Allan Poe, Jean Ray, Robert

To celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Tour de France, 12-21 has put 5 detective stories on line based on the tour, the quintessential sporting event of the summer.

THE DETECTIVES OF STRANGE

May My Injury Be Fatal by Jean-Bernard Pouy An Inescapable Smile by Gilles Legardinier The Tour from Father to Son by Benoît Séverac Deathbone Kneecaps by Jean-Marc Souvira One Last Tour by Franck Thilliez

Louis Stevenson and E.T.A. Hoffmann.

Over 50,000 copies sold English translations available Rights sold: UK (Gallic Books) 4 volumes available + 1 Novella

A pair of heroes that tends to remind us of the most famous detectives of all times in a series of extraordinary investigations in which supernatural mixes with real life.

“It’s as if you’re reading an Edgar Allan Poe corrected by Conan Doyle; or the other way around.” Point de Vue

PIERRE D’OVIDIO Born in Paris right after the Second World War, Pierre d'Ovidio dabbed in painting and etching before consecrating himself to writing. He has published several novels at Éditions Phébus.

POST-WAR AND DECOLONIZATION PERIOD 2 volumes available

“Even more than the intrigue, what attracts us here is the naturalness and the cocky humour of the characters who are vividly sketched in a Paris in the style of Prevert or Carné, with the décor of Trauner.”

JEAN-FRANÇOIS PRÉ DEADLY AUGUST

Each Thursday in August, 12-21 readers made a gruesome discovery in a pleasant environment. Jean-Francois Pré invites you to Deauville, Paris-Plage, La Baule, Biarritz and Nice to investigate with a retired commissioner who only dreams of holiday.

Livres Hebdo

JEAN-PIERRE ALAUX Previously in radio and television, Jean-Pierre Alaux is the co-author of an oenodetective series, “Le sang de la Vigne” (Éditions Fayard), which has become a major TV show in France.

CRIME & MONUMENTS Join Séraphin Cantarel for a tour of France’s most beautiful monuments on the trail of antique looters, villainous gravediggers and other dubious auctioneers! 4 volumes available 32

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> EXPLOSIVE AND SURPRISING

CAMILLE-LAURE MARI

SÉBASTIEN GENDRON According to the «Six Degrees of Separation» theory, Sébastien Gendron, born in 1970, is one handshake away from George Clooney, and thus only two handshakes away from Barack Obama.

Awakening The first digital and apocalyptic series published in real time!

Selective Recycling 6 February 2014

21 episodes were posted (without DRM) from 1st to 21st December 2012, rumored date for the end of the world. Martin Hurston is a doctor and researcher in neuropsychiatry. He wakes up from a coma whose real causes are unclear and consequences huge and disturbing. Is he an Awake? But who are the Awakes exactly?

Discount Contract Killer.

Camille-Laure Mari is 23, she’s an Arts student. She has won a writing contest

“By writing a book that brilliantly uses the codes of the genre while at the same time bringing a true touch of novelty, Sébastien Gendron may just be a very promising young author.”

organised with the website WeLoveWords.

SHORT CRIME NOVELS A hundred noir novellas.

Most of the texts by Sophie Loubière have been broadcasted during the author’s radio program on France Inter. Those by Gérard Moss are original titles.

After spending several years as a hit man, Dick Lapelouse decides to start working in the discount industry. He offers a complete catalogue at reduced prices for his assassination skills to anyone who feels threatened by any number of hassles: judicial officer, neighbour, violent husband, insensitive mistress, etc…

Evene

“Fantastic, funny, quirky, ominous: Selective Recycling conceals a fierce critic of his contemporaries. The author has hit the target: his shot is precise and powerful, and his cartridge is full of irony and explosive humor.” Moisson Noir

NICOLAS ANCION Nicolas Ancion was born in 1971. He recreates the world in his stories whether they are novels, short stories, poems, serial stories for newspapers or radio. He has been awarded many times in Belgium and France as well.

The 35 Billion Dollar Man 6 October 2011

SHORT EROTICAS A series dedicated to sexy breaks.

Very short (4,500 characters) to short (up to 40,000 characters), these 27 easy-to-read and easy-to-access short stories are declined in different colors depending on the erotic content : 1 - Sweet Pleasures 2 - Spicy Pleasures 3 - Hot Pleasures

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WANTED: Lakshmi Mittal disappeared!

Following his motto “The world is silly, be crazy!” Nicolas Ancion describes with a great sense of humour the foolish and desperate adventure of two men who have decided to act their own way against a steel plant closing down.

• Not only a novel about a subject that is highly topical

at the moment, but also a funny and original detective novel. • A tour of theatrical performances and readings in Belgium and France are progressing. • The Legendary Belgian quirky humour featured in this title and the others by the same author: We Are All Playmobils, Bears Don’t Mind Parking, Fourth Floor, Writer Looking for a Concierge Opening.

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> SF / FANTASY

JEAN-LOUIS FETJAINE

MICHEL ROBERT

Born in 1956, Jean-Louis Fetjaine has diplomas in Philosophy and Medieval History. Journalist and editor since 1985, he has written numerous works. With the success of his trilogy, Jean-Louis Fetjaine has quickly imposed himself as one of the main representatives of French Fantastic Fiction.

Former high-level handballer, Michel Robert is now a journalist and a writer who collaborated with Pierre Grimbert on the “Malerune” series.

Guinevere

Over 100,000 copies sold

13 February 2014

Thanks to Merlin, Arthur has reclaimed his father’s throne and marries Guinevere, the daughter of King Leo of Great Carmelide. But Merlin soon discovers that she is a demon, a White Lady harbinger of great disasters.

THE ELF CHRONICLES Rights sold: Portugal (Europa America), Russia (Hemiro) A prequel to “The Trilogy of the Elves”.

“An efficient style capable of recapturing the magic and passion of ancient times.” Le Monde “And what if Fetjaine had invented political fantasy?” Le Magazine littéraire

DARKNESS AGENT

Cellendhyll of Cortavar used to be trained to serve the Empire of Light. Left for dead by his former friends, he was rescued and cured by Lord Morion of Chaos. 10 years later, Cellendhyll has become a pitiless mercenary for the Forces of Chaos and is entrusted with a mission that could satisfy his desire for revenge.

• Cellendhyll of Cortavar, the Angel of

Chaos is a tough and nearly invicible warrior. Between Chaos and Light, he will cross the paths of friends, ennemies, lovers. Duels, revenge and a lot of sex, we bet you’ll want more! • A fantasy series colored with violence, eroticism, and dark humour. • 8 volumes available + 1 Stand Alone.

”[...] short, condensed and concise chapters [...] simple, precise and plain turn of phrase.” ActuSF

MICHAEL MOORCOCK & FABRICE COLIN

Also available:

German bombardments punctuated Michael Moorcock’s childhood which may explain his somber and apocalyptic vision of the world. He has been the king of heroic fantasy ever since the first "Elric" appeared in 1961.

Fabrice Colin has written over thirty novels for both adults and teenagers. Awarded on many occasions, his works include comic book scenarios as well as radio plays.

Soul Drinkers 19 May 2011

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> NARRATIVE NON-FICTION / TESTIMONY

JADDO

JEAN-PIERRE RENOUARD

Through the blog www.jaddo.fr, Jaddo uses a pseudonym to comment on the joys, sorrows, the flaws and the beauty of the profession.

Jean-Pierre Renouard was born in 1922. He received the Legion of Honour, the Medal of the Resistance and the

Just After Bear Taming

Cross of War 39-45.

My Stripes Were Earned in Hell 6 November 2008 English translation available Rights sold: US (Rowman & Littlefield)

6 October 2011

Over 45,000 copies sold Rights sold: Germany (Ullstein)

A powerful testimony of undeniable greatness.

Confessions of a suburbian GP. Funny and full of emotion, these intimacies downplay the doctor / patient relationship.

May 1944. As the Landing approaches, Jean-Pierre Renouard enters into the unimaginable hell of Nazi concentration camps.

“With vivid prose and striking details, Renouard renders scenes like a master storyteller.” Publishers Weekly

CÉDRIC DASSAS Cédric Dassas is 36 and lives in Rouen where he works

as an Emergency Doctor. He also sometimes leaves on humanitarian missions with the NGO Doctors without Borders.

“Renouard writes in a curiously detached, almost passionless manner, when one might expect a scream of rage. Yet, the sheer power of his experiences makes for a moving chronicle.” Booklist

Rare or Medium? 15 November 2012

Raw and not fictionalized stories of an emergency doctor. “Our job isn’t easy, we are paid peanuts, but we have fun doing it!” If you liked this topic, you will like

Valérie Agha, Didier Lestrade and Gilles Pialoux

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> QUIRKY DOCS

PIERRE LUNÈRE

STÉPHANE LOIGNON, ANNE DE MALERAY, FABIEN BENOIT, CÉCILE COILETTE

In the Guardian Angel’s Lodge 9 January 2014

If your building manager is always right with weather forecasts, be careful for he might be a fortune teller! Pierre Lunère, under a pen name, is describing his own life.

The authors are all contributors to the trendy magazine Usbek & Rica, a publication that aims understanding the things in our present day that contain the seeds of tomorrow.

THE WORLD EXPLAINED TO OLD FOLKS 4 October 2012

We are all “old” to someone.

JULIEN GOSSELIN, PIERRE MARTIN & JOHANN TRÜMMEL Julien, Pierre and Johann created a blog in 2011. They also have their own column

A collection of small books that address various subjects in order to describe, explain and play down the importance of phenomena that some have difficulty understanding, or that they distrust a priori.

“The series aims at bridging the generation gap." Elle

in a trendy cultural magazine and they now have their own book.

“A good way to explain that the term “old” does not mean anything anymore.”

The List

Télérama

8 November 2012

Titles availables: Facebook Lady Gaga Violence Loneliness Video Games Vintage Renewable Energy

Who has never imagined the life of passers-by while sitting on the terrace of a café?

“The ultimate politically incorrect book.” Avantages “A dictionary that is badly funny.” Métro

JEAN-MICHEL ESPITALLIER Jean-Michel Espitallier is a writer, poet and musician.

VIRGINIE DUMONT How Do You Fail At Virginie Dumont Psychologist and author, is currently head teacher in a prevention association.

Raising Your Children? 10 February 2011 Rights sold: Russia (Sindbad)

A survival guide for parents who are imperfect and proud to be!

Smile, You Are Parenting a Teenager! 12 April 2012 Rights sold: Russia (Sindbad)

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Fame

2 February 2012 Caustic or moving, we laugh – forced sometimes – at this new spectacle of the “show biz” society, in which we have become actors (accomplices), more or less voluntarily.

“A little book that is both pop and incisive which illustrates the paradoxes of celebrity at any cost.” Les Inrockuptibles

“Aphorisms and questions, lists, analysis and miscellany all nicely fit in this work that refuses didacticism and stimulates the thought process.” Télérama

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> NON-FICTION / POPULARISATION

OLIVIER MAGNY

LITTLE DICTIONARIES OF PASSIONS

4 November 2010 English translation available

9 condensed titles finally available at Pocket 70 titles available at Éditions Plon

Stuff Parisians like

Over 1 million copies sold

This book describes like no other what truly makes Parisian life so unique thanks to a collection of short anecdotes.

The “Dictionaries of Passions” compile wanderings by those fervent about their favorite subject in the form of alphabetically ordered articles. These works are not intended to be encyclopedic, but rather subjective essays (hence the term “passion”). Thirteen years later, these reference works have been reinvented in a more compact format at Pocket under the name of “Little Dictionary of Passions”.

Olivier Magny is a real Parisian: he was born and raised in the City of Lights and shares here his spot-on analyses and priceless insights about his city. And he does all that with great humor and wit. So if you want to know Paris as it is, understand things beyond clichés, learn the tricks and phrases that will make you blend in and have a good laugh all at the same time - this might just be the book for you.

The best known in their field have contributed to this collection, published at Éditions Plon since 2000, which is gathering nearly 70 titles: Max Gallo and Claude Allègre of the Academy of Sciences, Frédéric Vitoux from the Académie Française, Christian Millau, co-founder of the Gault-Millau culinary guides, Bernard Pivot and Didier Decoin of the Académie Goncourt and other stars.

“Hilariously perceptive.” New York Magazine “Indispensable and irresistible.”

Le Point

“Spirit, humor, modesty (…) inimitable style, lively and spicy, rebellious.” Liberation

Into Wine

21 November 2013 English translation available

An invitation to enjoy one of life’s greatest pleasures: drinking!

What if wine was not so complicated? Olivier Magny invites us to rediscover wine with humour and a breath of fresh air; and shares his expertise in order to show us that treating yourself to pleasure is not only easy, but absolutely necessary. • Olivier Magny is to wine what Jamie Oliver is to food! • A book full of optimism and practical solutions to boost your health, bring happiness and joy.

“A pleasant and instructive read.” Le Monde

Olivier Magny founded hiw own wine-tasting company that has taught French wine to 50,000 people. A native

“[Claude Allegre]’s portraiture, demonstrates, amazes. Long live Science! “ L’Express

“We go back through History as if perusing a menu, with anticipation.” Paris Match

“His France is heroic and resistant. More than his past, it is his legend that is brought back to life. This book is a declaration of love.” Paris Match

Titles availables: Gastronomy Science France’s History Rock Trains

India Catholicism Cats Spain

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>NON-FICTION / POPULARISATION

THIERRY MAILLET Thierry Maillet is a marketing consultant, a columnist at

Le Nouvel Économiste and a teacher. He also leads a seminar at the Science-Po University in Paris. As early as 2001, he invented the terminology “consum’actor”, which is now commonly used.

Marketing and its History

JEAN-PHILIPPE DOMECQ Jean-Philippe Domecq is a novelist and an essayist.

What Speed Tells Us 26 September 2013

2 september 2010

The eternal search for the ideal consumer.

The book’s objective is to describe the advances in marketing by demonstrating how the frontrunners in the field have always attempted to adapt to society’s expectations.

Formula One is the most watched sport on the planet, almost on par with football. Highly technical, entrusted to a few demigods who are the drivers, these modern chariot races fascinate and reflect our image as a society that is more and more dependent on the technology that we not only master but push to its ultimate extremity: speed wins. The Grand Prix, circuits, drivers write yet another page about the sociology of the second half of the XXth century.

• The author describes the mechanical bullfight

of automobile racing, and also discusses the authors that have written about and explained this mix of perplexity and fascination for racing.

ALEXANDRA MIDAL Alexandra Midal is a design historian and theoretician.

She has diplomas from both the Sorbonne and Princeton University School of Architecture. She used to be an assistant to Dan Graham. She is now a professor at the Geneva University of Art and Design.

Françoise Simpère is a journalist and a writer. She has published 13 books, among which the bestseller Des désirs et des hommes.

Design

The Art and Etiquette of Polyamory

An Introduction to the History of a Discipline.

20 May 2009 Rights sold: US (Skyhorse Publishing)

5 November 2009 Based on an absolute belief in an object’s power to permanently transform and improve the world we live in, the author demonstrates the ways in which design has proposed to reform political, social and artistic circles and how it has, in certain cases, become a genuine political tool.

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FRANÇOISE SIMPÈRE

This book is not a pamphlet about libertinage or the open couple like in the 70’s, but the testimony of a complete change in our vision of love.

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> NON-FICTION / PHILOSOPHY

ERYCK DE RUBERCY

FRANÇOIS FÉDIER Student of Jean Beaufret as early as 1955, François Fédier translated Martin Heidegger’s texts. He was a philosophy professor and has also translated the poetry of Friedrich Holderlin.

Eryck de Rubercy was born in 1951. He is an essayist,

literary critic and translator of German writers and poets.

Time and the World From Heidegger to Aristotle

The Wagner Controversy 1st June 2011

2 September 2010

A series of reviews on Wagner and his work.

Loosely supported by the unedited texts of Martin Heidegger, the classes regrouped in this book offer a gateway to several major philosophical texts.

On 13 March 1861 the composer presented a French version of Tannhäuser called “The Paris Version”. Wagner himself cancelled the performance after only the third representation. In addition to laudatory and incendiary reviews we can find in this book a review that Wagner himself wrote about Tannhäuser in Paris.

Reading Plato 1st December 2011

A remarkable gateway into Plato’s thinking.

DOMINIQUE SAATDJIAN Philosophy professor in France and abroad and author of articles and essays, Dominique Saatdjian lives and works between Paris and Rome.

JEAN-PHILIPPE DOMECQ

Essential Texts of Charles Péguy 6 October 2011

Selected excerpts that introduce the essential subject matters of Charles Péguy.

A New Introduction to the Art of the 20th Century 1st June 2011

A key reflection on the history of art, its criteria and its wanderings.

JULIETTE GRANGE Juliette Grange, Ph.D, is a Professor at the University of Nancy.

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2 september 2010

This book offers to integrate the ecological dimension into modern political philosophy and into the political regulation of the economy.

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> NON-FICTION / GREAT THINKERS

JEAN-MICHEL MAULPOIX

INTRODUCTION TO GREAT THINKERS Titles availables Gilles Deleuze Claude Levi-Strauss Jean-Paul Sartre Jacques Derrida Pierre Bourdieu Martin Buber Jean Malaurie

Former student of the École Normale Supérieure, Jean-Michel Maulpoix teaches modern poetry at the University of Paris X-Nanterre. He has written poetic works and critical studies, as well as general essays on poetry.

Four Paths: Wanderings through French Poetry 30 May 2013

A very clear overall picture of key concepts by great thinkers from the second half of the 20th century

Saint-John Perse, Henri Michaux, Francis Ponge and René Char are four of the most influential poets of the XXth century. Each in their own manner, they reflect the diversity of approaches and forms that are characteristic of contemporary poetry projects. Each of these works opens up its own horizon into the world of contemporary French poetry.

These guides mainly target students willing to adapt, thanks to one single volume, to the essential points of authors that may be difficult to grasp. These titles have been written by a new generation of specialists.

• Jean-Michel

Maulpoix is an acclaimed poet himself and one of the foremost authorities in his field.

FABRICE MIDAL Painter, editor and poet, PhD in Philosophy, Fabrice Midal teaches at the University of Paris VIII.

Why Poetry? 7 October 2010

The Heritage of Orpheus. What if we knew nothing about poetry? “Poetic” today is often associated with incidental, beautiful or even soppy. Poetry, however, allows one to look upon words, the world, even existence from a completely different perspective, and it is the poets who guard the harmony between man and his environment. Through the exploration of poetry’s founding myth, Fabrice Midal shows us how to listen to and read a poem.

• Quotations from poets from all ages and from all continents.

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ALIOCHA WALD LASOWSKI Lecturer at the University of Lille-III, board member on the Research Team for Plurality and Aesthetics at the University of Paris VIII, Aliocha Wald Lasowski co-directs a seminar at the École Normale Supérieure on the rue d’Ulm and teaches philosophy in the preparatory school for Science-Po.

Philippe Sollers or the Art of Subtility 5 January 2012 An introduction to Philippe Sollers’ works followed by three exclusive interviews about painting, music and literature.

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WE WOULD BE HAPPY TO DISCUSS OUR TITLES! JULIE BUFFAUD 01.44.16.08.29 [email protected] THOMAS GUILLAUME 01.44.16.08.22 [email protected]