An Inspector Gorski Investigation
On Sale: October 30, 2018
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The Accident on the A35 returns to the scene of Burnet’s
accomplished first novel, The Disappearance of Adèle
Bedeau--the small French town of Saint-Louis. Detective
Gorski is called away from his night of solitary drinking to
the site of a car accident that left Bertrand Barthelme, a
respected solicitor, dead. When the deceased's rather
attractive wife suggests that the crash may not have been an
accident, Gorski looks closer into Barthelme's circumspect
movements on the night of his death. His investigation leads
him to various bars, hotels, and brothels in the nearby city
of Strasbourg. At the same time, Barthelme's rebellious son,
drunk on Jean Paul Sartre novels, is conducting an
investigation of his own. Their independent, dual inquiries
lead the reader down a twisted road marked by seedy back
rooms, bar brawls, and--as we have come to expect from
Burnet--copious amounts of wine.
The Accident on the A35 is a darkly humorous, subtle, and
sophisticated novel that burrows into the psyches of its
characters and explores the dark corners of life in a sleepy
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