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The Devil's Choir
A Victor Lessard Thriller
By (author): Martin Michaud Translated by: Arthur Holden
Martin Michaud ,

Translated by :

Arthur Holden



Product Form:


Form detail:

Paperback , Trade
English, Translated from: French


Oct 26, 2021
$21.99 CAD


8.5in x 5.5 x 1 in | 430 gr

Page Count:

448 pages
Dundurn Press
FICTION / Thrillers / Crime
Thriller / suspense fiction|Crime and mystery: police procedural|Crime and mystery: hard-boiled crime, noir fiction|Montreal
In this intricate, intense mystery from the acclaimed “master of the Quebec thriller”, the ghosts of Victor Lessard’s past come back to haunt him as he investigates a horrific murder-suicide that doesn’t add up.

When a young Montreal family dies in an orgy of bloody violence, all signs point to a rampage by the father. But Victor Lessard isn’t convinced. The brilliant, brooding detective suspects that others were involved in the killings. But who? And why? As Lessard struggles to solve the puzzle, the discovery of a nightmarish chamber of horrors seems to confirm that the murders are part of a wider pattern. With a ghost from his past making him doubt his own sanity, Lessard must evade the lethal operatives of a powerful, highly secretive organization as he races to untangle the mystery before a diabolical killer can strike again.

Story setting
: Montreal

  • Third in a series of breakneck, intricate, gripping police procedurals from the “Master of the Quebec thriller” available in English for the first time
  • Detective Sergeant Victor Lessard of the Montreal police is a tormented, rebellious cop with high morals
  • For readers of hard-nosed, graphic, thrilling police procedurals. Readers of Jo Nesbo's Harry Hole series. Readers of Kathy Reichs' Bones series. Montreal crime fiction readers of Louise Penny, but with a gritty twist
  • Praise for the first book in the series:
    • “Martin Michaud is a master at twisty storytelling and compelling atmosphere.” — Catherine McKenzie
    • “A crackerjack read.”— Quill & Quire
    • “A raucous crime thriller.” — Publishers Weekly
  • Books in the series have been finalists for or won for numerous awards, including the Saint-Pacôme Crime Fiction Award, Arthur Ellis Awards, Ténébris Award, Prix Balai d’or, Plume de Cristal Award, Grands Prix Littéraires Archambault
  • Author writes for the critically acclaimed French-language television adaptation of the series, Victor Lessard, now in its third season

Martin Michaud is a bestselling author, screenwriter, musician, and former lawyer. His critically acclaimed Victor Lessard series has won numerous awards, including the CWC Award of Excellence and the Prix Saint-Pacôme for Crime Fiction, and is the basis for the award-winning French-language TV series Victor Lessard. He lives in in the woods, an hour away from Montreal.

  • Consumer advertising: Montreal Review of Books
  • Trade advertising: Publishers Weekly, Booklist
  • ABA Box Mailing, ARCs, July 2021
  • Publicity campaign to targeted mystery reviewers and influencers
  • Representation at international trade shows and conferences
  • Social media campaign and online advertising
  • Cover and first chapter reveal
  • Email campaigns to consumers, booksellers, and librarians
  • Goodreads Giveaway
  • Digital galley available: NetGalley, Edelweiss, Catalist
  • Book hashtag: #VictorLessardThriller
  • Author Website: michaudmartin.com
  • Author Facebook: MartinMichaudAuteur
  • Author Instagram: MartinMichaudAuteur

For more information contact
Heather Wood, [email protected]

Around every corner of this labyrinthine plot, a new and disturbing reality arises, including kinky sex, torture, child abuse, and a mission from God. Lessard is a damaged man, but a keen detective. Readers will hope he has a long career. - Publishers Weekly

The Devil's Choir is a “complete” thriller: a very well-run plot, captivating and believable characters, impeccable suspense. Michaud is carving out a place of choice among the elite of the Quebec industry. - La Presse

The atmospheric series is to Montreal what the late Swedish writer Henning Mankell’s crime novels are to Stockholm. - Zoomer

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