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The Disappearance of Adele Bedeau

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"A dazzling debut...mysterious and compelling."
Michael J Malone

Manfred Baumann is a loner. Socially awkward and perpetually ill at ease, he spends his evenings quietly drinking and surreptitiously observing Adele Bedeau, the sullen but alluring waitress at a drab bistro in the unremarkable small French town of Saint-Louis. One day, she simply vanishes into thin air and Georges Gorski, a detective haunted by his failure to solve one of his first murder cases, is called in to investigate the girl's disappearance. He sets his sights on Manfred.

As Manfred cowers beneath Gorski's watchful eye, the murderous secrets of his past begin to catch up with him and his carefully crafted veneer of normalcy falters. Manfred's booze-soaked unraveling carries him from Saint-Louis to the back alleys of Paris as he attempts to outrun the bloody specters of his past. Graeme Macrae Burnet's masterful play on literary form featuring an unreliable narrator makes for a grimly entertaining psychological thriller that questions if it is possible - or even desirable - to know another man's mind.

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Hardback Editions

October 2017 : Hardback
thumbTitle: The Disappearance of Adele Bedeau: A Historical Thriller
Author(s): Graeme MaCrae Burnet
ISBN: 1-5107-2309-9 / 978-1-5107-2309-2
Publisher: Arcade Publishing
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Paperback Editions

July 2014 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Disappearance of Adele Bedeau
Author(s): Graeme Macrae Burnet
ISBN: 1-908643-60-9 / 978-1-908643-60-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Contraband
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Kindle Editions

July 2014 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Disappearance of Adele Bedeau
Author(s): Graeme Macrae Burnet
Publisher: Contraband
Availability: Amazon UK   

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