Thrillers/noir Novels

Passage of desire

Dominique SYLVAIN

This book was awarded the "Grand Prix des Lectrices de Elle 2005"

To save their neighbour, two women : Lola, a retired police Inspector and Ingrid, an American masseur, are investigating a strange crime.

In the path where they all live « Passage du désir », a young woman with a doll-like face is found strangled, her feet cut at the ankle. This mismatched and very funny couple (old Europe against the energic beauty of the new world) will discover that all the neighborhood is involved in this strange story.

Press reviews


« Brilliantly put together, this novel exercises an irresistible charm on the reader. Intelligence from the heart, distance and humor, punchy writing, where fantaisy rhymes with poetry, Passage of Desire lives up to its promises. »

Le Monde des livres

« The novels of Dominique Sylvain lie between a good dose of the colorful and a constant manipulation of language. »


« The writer focuses on characters who don’t act as simple figureheads. She knows how to catch the everyday life of a popular district (…) with accuracy, and without affected pathos (…). Her Paris is alive. »


« Passage of Desire is not a classic of its kind. Because the (Parisian) atmosphere in this book is as equally important as the plot. Because its heroines are atypical. »

About the author

Dominique SYLVAIN
Dominique Sylvain est née le 30 septembre 1957 à Thionville en (...)

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