The Gravediggers' Bread

The Gravediggers' Bread

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Putting dead bodies in the ground for a living could give anyone ideas...

Blaise is out of work and down on his luck when a chance encounter with a beautiful blonde has him hooked. He'll do anything to stay by her side, even if it means working for her husband, a funeral director. But as everyone knows, three's a crowd.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 15.24mm | 136.08g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1782272011
  • 9781782272014
  • 660,491

Review quote

"A neat little story, almost shockingly quickly presented - making it all the more effective - The Gravediggers' Bread is a quick but satisfying read." -- Complete Review " This is a true gem from the 1950s now available in English. Imagine James M. Cain: with a
touch of (literal!) 'graveyard humor.'" -- Popular Culture Association Recommended Reading List

Praise for Dard's thrillers:
'The French master of noir' Observer
'Disturbing from the outset with strong echoes of Dard's hero Simenon' Sunday Times Crime Club (star pick)
'Spellbinding' Wall Street Journal
'Melancholy and atmospheric, with a twist worthy of Agatha Christie at her devious best... classic French noir' Guardian
'Alongside the Maigret novels of Georges Simenon there is a rich vein of period French crime still to be tapped. Frederic Dard is a case in point' Daily Mail
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About Frederic Dard

Frederic Dard (1921-2000) was one of the best known and loved French crime writers of the twentieth century. Enormously prolific, he wrote more than three hundred thrillers, suspense stories, plays and screenplays, under a variety of noms de plume, throughout his long and illustrious career, which also saw him win the 1957 Grand prix de litterature policiere for The Executioner Weeps. Dard's Bird in a Cage, The Wicked Go to Hell, Crush, The Executioner Weeps and The King of Fools are also available or forthcoming from Pushkin Vertigo.
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Rating details

67 ratings
3.68 out of 5 stars
5 18% (12)
4 43% (29)
3 30% (20)
2 7% (5)
1 1% (1)
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