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The Dying Minutes (Daniel Jacquot #7)

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When an old friend dies and leaves Jacquot a fishing boat, all kinds of secrets and crimes come back to haunt him, in the seventh in theMarseilles-set Inspector Daniel Jacquot novels

Chief Inspector Daniel Jacquot is on sick leave recovering from gunshot wounds when Isabelle Cassier, an old friend and sometime lover, pays him a visit. After working for the Judiciaire in Par
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Paperback, 474 pages
Published June 1st 2012 by Random House UK (first published April 5th 2012)
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Lindsay (Little Reader Library)
Mar 31, 2016 Lindsay (Little Reader Library) rated it really liked it
Shelves: crime
'A little bit of mischief. Deadly mischief.'

Chief Inspector Daniel Jacquot is a detective working in the South of France. One day quite out of the blue he receives a surprise gift, bequeathed to him by a fisherman, known as Philo, a recently deceased resident of Marseilles. Meanwhile, lawyer Claude Dupont also receives an unexpected package from one of the criminals he defended in the past, Pierre-Louis Lombard, who is now dying.

A robbery occurred in 1972 along the coast from Marseilles, we le
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MieMia
Sep 23, 2016 MieMia rated it liked it
Tak lah teruk sangat cerita dia untuk harga RM5. Tapi bosan sebab cerita dekat France
Monica
Dec 04, 2012 Monica rated it liked it
Jacquot is on sick leave, recovering from gunshot wounds, when he is surprised to find that an old fisherman friend has been bequeathed him a boat. As he attempts to find out more about his friend's past he discovers a whole second life - a marriage, wealth, property and collections of rare objects, other bequests to a variety of worthy causes.

At the same time, the Isabelle Cassier, his ex-lover, has rejoined the Marseilles police department and approaches him about a homicide she is investigat
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Nigel
Jun 26, 2013 Nigel rated it liked it
Quite entertaining in a hurried, fast paced kind of way with it's short burst chapters but the unlikely scenario of two organized crime gangs chasing the same prize and the messy ending spoilt it it some what, however the most irritating bit for me was all the French in it ( yes, I know it's set in Marseille) when it's supposed to be written in English. My schoolboy French coped with most of what wasn't translated, but why so much. All those cedillas', circumflex's and acute's just get on your ...more
Louise Higgins
Nov 02, 2013 Louise Higgins rated it it was amazing
A hugely enjoyable read...only recently found this wonderful author,and am busy reading the whole series. Wonderful characterisation, compelling and descriptive storytelling....a breath of fresh (French) air.
Anne Dale
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Pretty good but peppered with French phrases that weren't always accurate. A little annoying. Didn't think it was brilliantly written but probably depicted the seamy side of Marseille pretty accurately.
Stephen
Jun 14, 2013 Stephen rated it really liked it
enjoyed this fast paced crime thriller based in 1990's south of france where the missing gold of a 1970's heist comes to light and a deadly trail pursues as old scores are settled
Kaye
Aug 02, 2012 Kaye rated it liked it
While I enjoyed the characters in this book particularly Inspector Daniel Jacquot, I found the story very predicable and somewhat disappointing.
Ann Tonks
Apr 06, 2016 Ann Tonks rated it liked it
Shelves: thriller, marseilles
A well crafted story with an interesting array of characters although a touch too much torture for my taste. The cover quotes are correct for once - "tight plotting,excellent characterisation".
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After graduating from Hertford College, Oxford, Martin O’Brien was travel editor at British Vogue for a number of years, and as a travel and life-style correspondent he has contributed to a wide range of international publications. As well as writing the Daniel Jacquot detective series ("Rich, spicy, and served up with unmistakeable relish" - The Literary Review), he has also written ...more
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