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White Leopard

(2015)
A novel by

 
 

"GRITTY, RAW, AUTHENTIC."


A FAST-PACED NOIR WITH A MODERN, AFRICAN TWIST

    Solo, a former cop, runs away from a dark past in France to start his life over again in Bamako, Mali, as a PI. He takes on what he thinks is an ordinary case, but quickly finds himself in a dangerous confrontation between tradition and corruption. The drug mule gets her throat slit. The French lawyer is too beautiful and too well-informed. The cocaine is too plentiful. Guillaume crafts a tale of high-level corruption with vivid, spot-on descriptions of the Mali underground.


Called a "Mini Masterpiece" and "an intensely true-to-life mystery on steroids,"White Leopard is an excellent English translation from one of France's "most respected thriller writers."

"A thrill ride of epic proportions - the real deal! The perfect combination of street smarts and literary talent." - Craig Johnson, author of the Walt Longmire Mysteries, the basis of the hit Netflix drama Longmire

"Fans of classic hard-boiled PI fiction will relish Guillame's first book to be translated into English... He delivers a tale of high-level corruption that will resonate with James Ellroy readers." - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY STARRED REVIEW and Book of the Week Pick

"This is crime fiction as hard-boiled as it gets. Guillaume, winner of literary prizes in France, is likely to win fans here, too." - Booklist

"West Africa is brought vividly to life in this enthralling, fast-paced noir." - Foreword Reviews

"Guillaume displays remarkable knowledge about Mali and its underworld." - Liberation

"Guillaume's energetic writing offers readers a hard-boiled mystery set in a Sahel eaten away by corruption." - Alibi Magazine

"An intensely true-to-life mystery on steroids. It's raw, authentic and topical." - Emotions Literary Blog

"Guillaume's familiarity with the Mali government and community is evident in his vivid, unflinching portrayal of the novel's setting and characters." - Killer Nashville Book of the Day

"No matter how gritty a hardboiled detective novel can be, it'll always get grittier in the Sahara." - Book Page

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Get ready for a thrill ride of epic proportions-The real deal!." - Craig Johnson


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Used availability for Laurent Guillaume's White Leopard

Hardback Editions

November 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: White Leopard
Author(s): Laurent Guillaume
ISBN: 1-939474-52-3 / 978-1-939474-52-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Le French Book
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

November 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: White Leopard
Author(s): Laurent Guillaume
ISBN: 1-939474-50-7 / 978-1-939474-50-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Le French Book
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

September 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: White Leopard (Black Cocaine)
Author(s): Laurent Guillaume
ISBN: 1-5318-7685-4 / 978-1-5318-7685-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


November 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: White Leopard (Black Cocaine)
Author(s): Laurent Guillaume, Sophie Weiner - translator
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   


November 2015 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: White Leopard (Black Cocaine)
Author(s): Laurent Guillaume, Sophie Weiner - translator
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon AU   


November 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: White Leopard (Black Cocaine)
Author(s): Laurent Guillaume, Sophie Weiner - translator
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon CA   


November 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: White Leopard (Black Cocaine)
Author(s): Laurent Guillaume, Sophie Weiner - translator
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

November 2015 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: White Leopard
Author(s): Laurent Guillaume
Publisher: Le French Book
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU