The Devil’s Choir

By (author): Martin Michaud

Translated by: Arthur Holden

In this intricate, intense mystery from the acclaimed ?master of the Quebec thriller,? the ghosts of Victor Lessard?s past come back to haunt him as he investigates a horrific murder-suicide that doesn?t add up.

When a young Montreal family dies in an orgy of bloody violence, all signs point to a rampage by the father. But Victor Lessard isn?t convinced. The brilliant, brooding detective suspects that others were involved in the killings. But who? And why? As Lessard struggles to solve the puzzle, the discovery of a nightmarish chamber of horrors seems to confirm that the murders are part of a wider pattern.

Meanwhile, in the Major Crimes Unit, Jacinthe Taillon is investigating the strange kidnapping of Laila Fran?ois, a former street kid turned webcam girl. Could there be a connection with Lessard?s case?

With a ghost from his past making him doubt his own sanity, Lessard must evade the lethal operatives of a powerful, highly secretive organization as he races to untangle the mystery ? before a diabolical killer can strike again.

AUTHOR

Martin Michaud

Martin Michaud is a bestselling author, screenwriter, musician, and former lawyer. His critically acclaimed Victor Lessard series has won numerous awards, including the CWC Award of Excellence and the Prix Saint-Pacôme for Crime Fiction, and is the basis for the award-winning French-language TV series Victor Lessard. He lives in the woods, an hour away from Montreal.


AUTHOR

Arthur Holden

Martin Michaud is a bestselling author, screenwriter, musician, and former lawyer. His critically acclaimed Victor Lessard series has won numerous awards, including the Arthur Ellis Award and the Prix Saint-Pacôme for Crime Fiction, and is the basis for the award-winning French-language TV series Victor Lessard. He lives in Montreal.

Reviews

Around every corner of this labyrinthine plot, a new and disturbing reality arises, including kinky sex, torture, child abuse, and a mission from God. Lessard is a damaged man, but a keen detective. Readers will hope he has a long career.
– Publishers Weekly

The Devil’s Choir is a ?complete? thriller: a very well-run plot, captivating and believable characters, impeccable suspense. Michaud is carving out a place of choice among the elite of the Quebec industry.
– La Presse

The atmospheric series is to Montreal what the late Swedish writer Henning Mankell?s crime novels are to Stockholm.
– Zoomer

A strong Montreal setting and a twisty, dual-strand plot that keeps you guessing.
– Peter Robinson, author of the Inspector Banks series (for Without Blood)

With its memorable characters, rich atmosphere, and shrewd plot, Without Blood is a welcome addition to Montreal noir.
– Kathy Reichs, author of the Temperance Brennan Bones series

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In this intricate, intense mystery from the acclaimed ?master of the Quebec thriller,? the ghosts of Victor Lessard?s past come back to haunt him as he investigates a horrific murder-suicide that doesn?t add up.

When a young Montreal family dies in an orgy of bloody violence, all signs point to a rampage by the father. But Victor Lessard isn?t convinced. The brilliant, brooding detective suspects that others were involved in the killings. But who? And why? As Lessard struggles to solve the puzzle, the discovery of a nightmarish chamber of horrors seems to confirm that the murders are part of a wider pattern.

Meanwhile, in the Major Crimes Unit, Jacinthe Taillon is investigating the strange kidnapping of Laila Fran?ois, a former street kid turned webcam girl. Could there be a connection with Lessard?s case?

With a ghost from his past making him doubt his own sanity, Lessard must evade the lethal operatives of a powerful, highly secretive organization as he races to untangle the mystery ? before a diabolical killer can strike again.

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Details

Dimensions:

448 Pages
8.5in * 5.5in * 1in
430gr

Published:

October 26, 2021

City of Publication:

Toronto

Country of Publication:

CA

Publisher:

Dundurn Press

ISBN:

9781459742703

Book Subjects:

FICTION / Thrillers / Crime

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