Books: French Triangle

The Woman Who Was No More is an offbeat French mystery. It has no hero, and its principal character is an intellectual pygmy who is as real as mud and just as unenterprising. His creators, French Authors Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac, have built him into the base of a very French triangle of adulterous villains and victims. They make of it a crisply written, ingenious novel of suspense that is calculated to grip a reader right up to its sardonic last line.

The pygmy is a traveling salesman named Fernand Ravinel who has the face of a brute and the soul...

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