Too Far From Antibes


Too Far From Antibes

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2023 Finalist Ngaio Marsh Awards Best First Novel

A novel of suspense and intrigue set in Saigon during the early 1950s.

It is 1951, and Jean-Luc Guery has arrived in Indochina to investigate the murder of his brother, Olivier, whose body was found floating in a tributary of the Saigon River. As an avid reader of detective fiction, Guery is well aware of how such investigations should proceed, but it is not immediately clear that he is capable of putting this knowledge into practice. In addition to being a reporter for an obscure provincial newspaper, he is also a failed writer, an incorrigible alcoholic, and a compulsive gambler who has already squandered a fortune in the casinos of the C te d’Azur. Despite his dissolute tendencies, however, and his aversion to physical danger, Guery does eventually manage to solve the case. In order to do so, he is obliged to enter a world of elaborate conspiracies, clandestine intelligence operations, and organized crime – only to discover, in the novel’s final pages, that the truth behind his brother’s murder is far stranger than he could have imagined.

Written in the style of Graham Greene and Eric Ambler, Too Far From Antibes is a ‘retro’ thriller that brilliantly evokes the city of Saigon during the early 1950s, when it was a centre of intrigue, insurgency, and empire.

ISBN: 9789814954846
Publication date: 15/06/2022
Price: $37.00
RRP: $37.00
Format: Paperback
Temporarily out of stock
Publishing status: Active
Author: Scott, Bede
Imprint: Penguin Books