A Private Note – Pascal Garnier


This was intended as a private note but I’ve decided to make it public since it might be of some interest to the readers of this blog.

Pascal Garnier, who died in March 2010 at aged sixty, was a talented novelist, short story writer, children’s author and painter. From his home in the mountains of the Ardèche, he wrote fiction in a noir palette with a cast of characters drawn from ordinary provincial life. Though his writing is often very dark in tone, it sparkles with quirkily beautiful imagery and dry wit. Garnier’s work has been likened to the great thriller writer, Georges Simenon. Gallic has published The Panda Theory, How’s the Pain?, The A26 and Moon in a Dead Eye, with The Front Seat Passenger which will soon be release and more to come in 2014. (Information mainly taken from Gallic Books)

According to Wikipedia his detective novels are marked by a wry humour.

The full list of his novels, if my information is accurate, comprises the following books:

To read more about Pascal Garnier books click below:

How’s the Pain? at Crime Fiction Lover (MarinaSofia)

Review: Pascal Garnier – The Front Seat Passenger at Crimepieces (Sarah)

#43 / Pascal Garnier, Moon in a Dead Eye at Mrs. Peabody Investigates

Pascal Garnier- The A26 at Raven Crime Reads

Review: How’s the Pain? by Pascal Garnier at Euro Crime

The Panda Theory/Moon In A Dead Eye – Pascal Garnier at Crime Thriller Fella

Moon in a Dead Eye by Pascal Garnier – Review at Killing Time

Bleak Existentialism Meets Grisly Crime: France’s Pascal Garnier at Criminal Element

The Complete Review – The Panda Theory (M.A.Orthofer)

12 thoughts on “A Private Note – Pascal Garnier

  1. Thanks for sharing this with us. Although I have heard the name, don’t know much about this author and this information helps a lots.

  2. After your initial blog, the more I read about Garnier, the more interested I became. As a sampler, I’ve picked a French compilation that includes three novels. Thanks again, David

  3. davidsimmons6

    Thanks to you, La Place du Mort (The Front Seat Passenger) was my introduction to Garnier. Although his writing style is like Simenon’s, the book is not as dreary as those “romans durs” and is even funny at times, which the “rds” are decidedly not. The story and language (at least in the French original) is also more contemporary. There’s a clever growing tension, more like a thriller or a horror story than a mystery, and is mindful of Stephen King’s Misery, 10 years earlier. I’m moving on to Les Insulaires right away.

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