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The Hat of Victor Noir

(1996)
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One Parisian night, English teacher Philip Kovacs comes home to find his apartment disturbed...

A strange scent lingers in the air, his typewriter has been stolen, his personal belongings stirred.

In the Pere Lachaise cemetery, a woman leaves a letter in a black hat by the gravestone of the legendary 19th century journalist, Victor Noir.

The letter bears Kovacs's name.

Little does she know she is being watched.

This watcher soon befriends Kovacs, and the two embark on an adventure to track down the mysterious thief.

Several possible culprits present themselves, all with compelling motives for disturbing Kovacs's life - and what starts as a simple investigation soon turns into a dangerous quest through the dark streets of Paris...

The Hat of Victor Noir is a gripping crime story that will keep readers gripped to the last page.

Praise for Adrian Mathews



'An expat masterpiece. A clever, funny debut.' - Yorkshire Evening Press

'Solid, trenchant writing' - Crimetime

'Elegant and witty novel' - Park & Holiday Homes magazine


Adrian Mathews is the author of the literary thrillers The Hat of Victor Noir and Vienna Blood , which won the CWA Silver Dagger Award, and The Apothecary's House , shortlisted for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award. He has lived in central Paris for over 20 years.

Genre: Mystery

Used availability for Adrian Mathews's The Hat of Victor Noir

Paperback Editions

May 1997 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Hat of Victor Noir
Author(s): Adrian Mathews
ISBN: 1-85702-569-5 / 978-1-85702-569-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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September 1996 : UK Paperback

Title: The Hat of Victor Noir
Author(s): Adrian Mathews
ISBN: 1-85702-474-5 / 978-1-85702-474-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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Kindle Editions

December 2016 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Hat of Victor Noir
Author(s): Adrian Mathews
Publisher: Endeavour Media
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