Detective Lauriant, a cynical, yet compassionate,
investigator who always gets his man, is back with two
murder mysteries rolled into one volume.
In "A Dead Man's Morning," Detective Lauriant feels he's at
a crossroads in his life. He is in the small town of
Sarcelles sur Mures to attend the funeral of the invalid
husband of his close friend Mimi. Lauriant has long been
attracted to Mimi, and Mimi needs to reach decisions about
her future and whether Lauriant should figure in it.
While in Sarcelles sur Mures an old colleague, Chief
Inspector Guichard, tricks Lauriant into undertaking an
investigation into the deliberate drowning of an innocent
man. The search for the truth leads Lauriant to explore
contrasting worlds, uncover an unresolved past, and
question the motives of his own friends.
In "The Sins of the Fathers," Lauriant is on a long--
overdue holiday when he is ordered by a state secretary at
the Ministry of the Interior to investigate the death of a
general, who has been forced to retire because of his -
political views. Lauriant's investigation, which begins in
Aix-en-Provence, leads him into a web of intrigue and
terrorism involving Arab and European terror organizations
and resulting in an attempt on the life of the -President
Lauriant's search for the truth behind the motives of the
general's murder places him in dangeródanger that can only
be overcome if he can break away from the sinister world of
bitter rivalries, treachery, and deceit, and pursue the
investigation on his own terms.
For fans of Maigret and Inspector Imanishi, these two new
Detective Lauriant mysteries will leave fans anxiously
awaiting more stories of rural France, murder, and intrigue
from Graham R. Wood.