M. Pinaud, the celebrated detective of the Surete, is sent to the seaside resort of Rouplage to investigate a brutal kidnapping and murder. The local jeweller had been found dead just outside the town. He had been stabbed and then run over by a heavy vehicle. Beside him was the dead body of his young daughter, who had been kidnapped a few days before. As Pinaud conducts his enquiries, the complicated plot unfolds - until it reaches a completely unexpected and startling climax...
Used availability for Pierre Audemars's A Small Slain Body
February 1985 : UK Hardback
February 2004 : UK Paperback