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Publication in France:
06 April 2006

348 pages

The Bloodied Bride


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When the body of a woman dressed in a wedding dress is found, Elie Sagane, an inspector for the prestigious Paris police force, is put on the case. The killer then murders another woman in the same way inspiring the press to quickly dub him the Bride Killer.
Sagane is helped in his quest by Cécile Argento, a tough new recruit wounded by a secret in her past, and Morin Briard, an ex sportsman who is now a drug addict.
What Elie does not realize is that murderer is closer than he thinks, and that the killer is deliberately playing with his nerves...


Laurent Scalese has written a number of successful detective stories for Pygmalion.
He has now turned his talent to describing the lives and cases of a team of police officers in these dark and extremely realistic thrillers. He is now working on a screenplay for French television.

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"Les Anglo-Saxons sont les maîtres incontestables du roman policier. Pour notre plus grand plaisir, un Français paraît capable de leur tailler des croupières : Laurent Scalèse."

René Deruyk, La Voix du Nord