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Alex

(2013)
(The first book in the Commandant Camille Verhoeven Trilogy series)
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Upon winning the prestigious 2013 Crime Writers Association International Dagger Award, the judges praised Alex by saying, "An original and absorbing ability to leash incredulity in the name of the fictional contract between author and reader... A police procedural, a thriller against time, a race between hunted and hunter, and a whydunnit, written from multiple points of view that explore several apparently parallel stories which finally meet."

Alex Prevost--kidnapped, savagely beaten, suspended from the ceiling of an abandoned warehouse in a tiny wooden cage--is running out of time. Her abductor appears to want only to watch her die. Will hunger, thirst, or the rats get her first?

Apart from a shaky eyewitness report of the abduction, Police Commandant Camille Verhoeven has nothing to go on: no suspect, no leads, and no family or friends anxious to find a missing loved one. The diminutive and brilliant detective knows from bitter experience the urgency of finding the missing woman as quickly as possible--but first he must understand more about her.

As he uncovers the details of the young woman's singular history, Camille is forced to acknowledge that the person he seeks is no ordinary victim. She is beautiful, yes, but also extremely tough and resourceful. Before long, saving Alex's life will be the least of Commandant Verhoeven's considerable challenges.

A 2013 Financial Times Book of the Year
Shortlisted for the 2014 RUSA Reading List Horror Award

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Genre: Mystery
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Hardback Editions

December 2013 : UK Hardback

Title: Alex
Author(s): Pierre Lemaitre
ISBN: 1-4713-6545-X / 978-1-4713-6545-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Windsor
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September 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: Alex: The Commandant Camille Verhoeven Trilogy
Author(s): Pierre Lemaitre
ISBN: 1-62365-000-3 / 978-1-62365-000-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: MacLehose Press
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Paperback Editions

July 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Alex: The Heart-Stopping International Bestseller (The Paris Crime Files)
Author(s): Pierre Lemaitre
ISBN: 0-85705-626-3 / 978-0-85705-626-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: MacLehose Press
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July 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Alex: The Heart-Stopping International Bestseller (The Paris Crime Files)
Author(s): Pierre Lemaitre
ISBN: 0-85705-627-1 / 978-0-85705-627-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: MacLehose Press
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August 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Alex: The Commandant Camille Verhoeven Trilogy
Author(s): Pierre Lemaitre
ISBN: 1-62365-124-7 / 978-1-62365-124-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: MacLehose Press
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August 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Alex: Book Two of the Brigade Criminelle Trilogy (Brigade Criminelle Series)
Author(s): Pierre Lemaitre
ISBN: 1-78206-748-5 / 978-1-78206-748-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: MacLehose Press
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August 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Alex: Book Two of the Brigade Criminelle Trilogy (Brigade Criminelle Series)
Author(s): Pierre Lemaitre
ISBN: 1-78206-079-0 / 978-1-78206-079-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: MacLehose Press
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February 2013 : UK Paperback

Title: Alex
Author(s): Pierre Lemaitre
ISBN: 0-85705-188-1 / 978-0-85705-188-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
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February 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Alex: The Heart-Stopping International Bestseller (The Paris Crime Files)
Author(s): Pierre Lemaitre
ISBN: 0-85705-187-3 / 978-0-85705-187-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: MacLehose Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

November 2013 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Alex
Author(s): Pierre Lemaitre
ISBN: 1-4712-4621-3 / 978-1-4712-4621-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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April 2013 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Alex: Camille Verhoeven, Book 2
Author(s): Pierre Lemaitre, Frank Wynne
Publisher: Quercus
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April 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Alex: Camille Verhoeven, Book 2
Author(s): Pierre Lemaitre, Frank Wynne
Publisher: Quercus
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2013 : USA Audio CD

Title: Alex
Author(s): Pierre Lemaitre
ISBN: 1-4906-0741-2 / 978-1-4906-0741-2 (USA edition)
Publisher:
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Kindle Editions

September 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Alex: The Commandant Camille Verhoeven Trilogy
Author(s): Pierre Lemaitre
Publisher: MacLehose Press
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February 2013 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Alex: The Heart-Stopping International Bestseller (The Camille Verhoeven Trilogy Book 2)
Author(s): Pierre Lemaitre
Publisher: MacLehose Press
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU