By André Jacques
Dans los angeles lignée du polar culturel moderne où se mêlent artwork et sang, André Jacques prouve à quel aspect nous aimons tous nous faire raconter « une bonne histoire »… surtout si elle recèle une certaine dose de suspense, de sexe et un bold problème à résoudre.
Paru en l’an 2000, Les Lions rampants a reçu un accueil plus qu’enthousiaste des médias et des lecteurs et il entame avec brio une captivante série…
Une jeune aide-accessoiriste trouve une statuette ancienne chez un antiquaire du street Saint-Laurent et, soudain, beaucoup de gens semblent intéressés par ce « lion rampant » : l’ambassade de Slavitzine, les Titans – une bande de motards criminalisés -, los angeles police de los angeles CUM, des groupes néo-nazis et divers providers de renseignements.
L’antiquaire Alexandre Jobin, retraité des companies de renseignements de l’armée canadienne, et los angeles jeune accessoiriste Chrysanthy Orowitzn tenteront de dénouer les fils de l’énigme... pour comprendre, mais surtout pour sauver leur peau.
De Montréal à Ottawa en passant par les côtes de Charlevoix, sur un fond de guerre dans les Balkans, l. a. poursuite et l’enquête se dérouleront dans le sang et le métal tordu.
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The gold I got out of Sam Hegg's mine ain't been more than about a hun- 45 How to Write a Damn Good Mystery 46 dred and fifty grand, total, and that ain't no lie. But I've been real careful not to do anything stupid like spend a lot in one place. I sell the nuggets off as I go— telling people I bought them at the bar off guys who bring it in. I'm content, a happy man. I blow my cool and have to beat the crap out of somebody once in a while when I'm acting as a deputy, or in the bar with some drunk, but most of the time I keep a lid on my temper.
I've been in the writing racket for a few decades now and, the horrible truth is, I've never been able to figure out what editors will find mildly interesting story-wise, let alone what will make them flip. I've heard other writers, agents, and even editors say that they know this trend is hot, this other trend is not; that Ideas to Get You Started small-town mysteries, say, are in, hard-boiled are out; that cross-genre books or some such are the next trend, the wave of the future. It's all a bunch of pap.
31 32 How to Write a Damn Good Mystery O u r murderer will be evil. We know a murderer is a mythic "evil one" and an evil one always acts out of his or her own self-interest. An evil one is the golden star at the center of his or her own universe. Our murderer will be self ish. Sure, we've all read books in which the murderer does the deed for a good cause, heroically, but this motif almost always results in a weak climax. " If the murderer is not acting out of his or her own self-interest and instead is self-sacrificing and acting heroically, the reader is robbed of this satisfaction, which is, after all, one of the principal reasons the reader bought the book in the first place.