The Honest Folk Of Guadeloupe

The Honest Folk Of Guadeloupe

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April 1990: French-Algerian judge Anne Marie Laveaud has been living and working in the French Caribbean "departement "of Guadeloupe for more than a decade, but her days are still full of surprises. She is only just starting to investigate the suspicious suicide of a high-profile environmental activist and media personality when she is pulled off the case. Is it because she was getting too close to the truth?
But the new case she s been assigned takes precedence. The naked body of a white woman has been discovered on a beach. The victim s remains offer no clues about her final hours she was found without any of her belongings, and it seems she had been dead at least three days before anyone spotted her corpse. What turned this woman s vacation in paradise into a final nightmare?
As always, the story of a murdered white woman attracts international media attention. The pressure is on Anne Marie to solve the murder quickly, before bad publicity destroys the island s all-important tourist industry."
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Product details

  • Hardback | 238 pages
  • 150 x 215 x 30.48mm | 503g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1616953853
  • 9781616953850
  • 1,461,807

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Praise for "Another Sun
"In "Another Sun," Timothy Williams takes us on a tour of an island we think we know something about, but goes deep into the true Guadeloupe as only someone intimately familiar with the place can truly go. Anne Marie Laveaud is a woman of sharp smarts and tenacity, and the storyline offers fresh surprises throughout."
--Sarah Weinman, editor of "Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives"
""Another Sun" evokes an atmospheric Guadeloupe layered by witchcraft, vestiges of French colonialism, and domestic terrorist movements, yet grounded by the heart. An intriguing novel with a unique main character in Judge Anne Marie Laveaud."
--Cara Black, national bestselling author of "Murder Below Montparnasse
"Fans of Williams's other books and readers who enjoy their crime fiction set in exotic locations will welcome Anne Marie with open arms."
--"Library Journal"
"Williams delivers a saga of dying French colonialism in 1980 Guadeloupe--a story as convoluted as the racial strains afflicting he island's diverse, contentious population.... Laveaud, despite a strong sense of justice, is buffeted endlessly by the strong winds of change that engulf one mere murder.... [A] tapestry of colonial misrule."
--"Publishers Weekly"
""Another Sun" is a complex, atmospheric novel, made all the more fascinating by Williams' painstaking attention to sensory, sociopolitical, and historical detail, and by the author's obvious passion for the written word."
"--Mystery Scene Magazine"
""Another Sun" is a distinct, involving, and entertaining addition to the top rank of crime fiction."
--International Noir Fiction
"In "Another Sun" Williams provides an interesting view into the politics and race relations of a small island under colonial rule.... Not everyone welcomes the ruling power and intrigue abonds...."
"--Crimespree Magazine"
"A tale of envy and greed and sex envenomed by the inevitable racism ofh
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About Timothy Williams

In addition to "Another Sun," his first Anne Marie Laveaud novel set in Guadeloupe, CWA award-winning author Timothy Williams has written five crime novels set in northern Italy featuring Commissario Piero Trotti. Born in London and educated at St. Andrews, Williams has taught at the universities of Poitiers in France, Bari and Pavia in Italy, and at Jassy in Romania. He has lived in the French West Indies, where he teaches, since 1980.
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52 ratings
2.9 out of 5 stars
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4 17% (9)
3 37% (19)
2 35% (18)
1 4% (2)
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