Category Archives: Camille Verhoeven by Pierre Lemaitre

Translated from French and set in Paris, the Camille Verhoeven series by Pierre Lemaitre takes an almost wryly different look at crime fiction and detective novels. Second novel in the series (Alex) was highly critically acclaimed.

REVIEW: Irene by Pierre LeMaitre (Camille Verhoeven #1)

Series: Camille Verhoeven

Book Number: 1

Read this book for: an interesting serial killer (particularly for crime fiction lovers), a different twist on the crime novel format, French fiction

Quick Review: A bit confusing and overblown, but an interesting concept/idea. Would have wished for a slightly better explanation and execution of the idea.

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Camille Verhoeven is a clever detective who has risen far and fast despite the large chip on his shoulder because of his height (he’s under 5’ tall). However, he is one of those rare detectives who has become happy in his personal life. He is drawn into the hunt for a murderer with a particularly grisly – and varied – series of past victims, but is he prepared to become the prey? Continue reading REVIEW: Irene by Pierre LeMaitre (Camille Verhoeven #1)