Rough Trade

Rough Trade

Winner of the French Crime Writers' Association Award

This fast-moving story traces the dark, sinuous paths of sinister events that are unfolding in Le Sentier, the heart of the Parisian rag-trade. One spring morning a Thai girl is found dead in a fashion workshop, inciting a tangle of illicit events involving illegal immigration, oppressed sweatshop workers, prostitution rings, and a gay police officer and his Turkish lover. Other mysterious secrets lie hidden in the upper registers of Parisian society, including heroin trafficking and a sex club where patrons are secretly filmed, all serving as tantalizing fodder for this gripping morality tale of late-20th-century Paris.

Price £: 
7.99
Paperback
Published: 
12 Jan 2003
ISBN: 
9781900850872
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Rough Trade

Winner of the French Crime Writers' Association Award

This fast-moving story traces the dark, sinuous paths of sinister events that are unfolding in Le Sentier, the heart of the Parisian rag-trade. One spring morning a Thai girl is found dead in a fashion workshop, inciting a tangle of illicit events involving illegal immigration, oppressed sweatshop workers, prostitution rings, and a gay police officer and his Turkish lover. Other mysterious secrets lie hidden in the upper registers of Parisian society, including heroin trafficking and a sex club where patrons are secretly filmed, all serving as tantalizing fodder for this gripping morality tale of late-20th-century Paris.

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5.99
eBook
Published: 
07 Oct 2004
ISBN: 
9781908129222
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About the author

  • Dominique Manotti

    Dominique Manotti

    Dominique Manotti is a professor of 19th-century economic history in Paris. She is the author of several novels, including Rough Trade, Dead Horsemeat (short-listed for the Duncan Lawrie International Dagger award), Lorraine Connection (which won the International Dagger award and was nominated for the ITV3 Crime Thriller Awards) and Affairs of State.

    Her latest work, Escape, once again demonstrates her ability to give fascinating insights into the darkest and most interesting areas of European political history.

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