Pierre Magnan





Pierre Magnan

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born
in Manosque, France
September 19, 1922

died
April 28, 2012

gender
male

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About this author

Pierre Magnan was a bestselling French author of detective novels steeped in the sights and sounds of his beloved Provence; to readers, his sleuth, Commissaire Laviolette, was as indelibly linked to the land of lavender as Colin Dexter’s Inspector Morse was to the colleges of Oxford.

Magnan’s autumnal years were prolific; he wrote more than 30 books and saw his novels adapted for French television and cinema. He was never afraid to experiment and shifted easily to non-fiction, writing, amongst other publications, a gentle portrait of Giono (Pour Saluer Giono, 1990), a study of Provençal novels (Les Romans de ma Provence, 1998) and two volumes of memoirs. In The Essence of Provence (1998) he followed the story of L’Occitane from roadside soa...more


Average rating: 3.34 · 505 ratings · 102 reviews · 34 distinct works · Similar authors
Death in the Truffle Wood
3.15 of 5 stars 3.15 avg rating — 178 ratings — published 1978 — 13 editions
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The Murdered House
3.29 of 5 stars 3.29 avg rating — 130 ratings — published 1984 — 16 editions
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The Messengers of Death
3.35 of 5 stars 3.35 avg rating — 82 ratings — published 1986 — 8 editions
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Beyond the Grave
3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 22 ratings — published 1990 — 5 editions
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Innocence
4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 1999 — 5 editions
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The Essence Of Provence: Th...
3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 2001 — 5 editions
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Tod in Bronze
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3.64 of 5 stars 3.64 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 1980 — 5 editions
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Le secret des Andrônes
3.15 of 5 stars 3.15 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 1980 — 4 editions
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Il sangue degli Atridi. Le ...
3.43 of 5 stars 3.43 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 1977 — 4 editions
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Laure du bout du monde
3.6 of 5 stars 3.60 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 2007
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“Vous imaginez bien, dit Chabrand, que si je suis ici ce soir — prenant sur moi m’en doutez pas — ce n’est pas pour vous parler du vent.”
Pierre Magnan, Les courriers de la mort

“A tout le monde: la Société protectrice des animaux... La Faim dans le monde... Le Secours Catholique... Sans compter les paysans par là autour... qui sont pendus au Crédit Agricole... Je donne des sous aux marginaux... Je paye du hasch aux hippies... Enfin tout quoi... Je donne, je donne...
Chantesprit et maître Armoise, la bouche ouverte, regardaient couler tout cet argent par la parole de cet homme qui n'avait pas sur lui pour cent francs de hardes.”
Pierre Magnan

“Le rituel de l'enquête suivait son bonhomme de chemin. L'aspect dramatique du crime s'enlisait dans les gestes précis des spécialistes. L'horreur était prise en charge, emballée proprement;elle était déjà prête pour remplir tou simplement un dossier.”
Pierre Magnan