Thrillers/noir Novels

The Murder of Aunt Léonie


Adelin, the self-appointed directress of the Marcel Proust association, is found murdered on the eve of the society’s annual convention. Inspector Foucheroux is called from Paris to investigate. He soon discovers that the victim was a ruthlessly ambitious as the pretentious intellectuals on his list of suspects, and that almost everyone who knew her had a motive to kill. When published, this book caused a scandal for its merciless treatment of the world’s most sensitive egos : the academic elite.

Press reviews

Le Journal du Dimanche

« A crime, manuscripts lost, then found, Proust becomes breathless, a tasty detective novel like a madeleine soaked in hot liquid in the autumn. It’s so thrilling that we won’t tell you anymore about it. »

About the author

Estelle Monbrun (ENG)
A former student of Léonard Limosin secondary school and with a PhD in (...)

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