Thursday, April 12, 2012

Death in the Caribbean

Timothy Williams' Another Sun which was first published in 2011 in France (and was written in French originally) gets its English language debut in October 2012.

If it ever got televised then surely Camille (Sara Martins) from the BBC's Murder in Paradise, set on the fictional island of Saint-Marie but filmed on Guadeloupe, would be a contender for the role of Anne Marie Laveaud?

French judge Anne Marie Laveaud has to rethink her murder investigation techniques when she is assigned to the tiny French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe.

On a plantation in the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, a man's body is found in a pond, riddled with bullets. The victim is Monsieur Calais, a wealthy land-owner. Within twenty-four hours, a suspect is arrested. He had been making death threats against Calais, claiming that land had been stolen from him, and the gun used to shoot Calais was found buried on his property. This, coupled with the fact that the man had just returned from a forty-year exile in French Guyana for murdering his wife, is enough to convince the gendarmes of his guilt.

Anne Marie Laveaud, a French-born judge who has recently been transferred to Guadeloupe, is called in to make a ruling. With a keen sense of compassion for the accused, she must navigate the world of Caribbean justice—very different from what she was used to in France—to confirm her suspicion that all is not as it seems.

1 comment:

Inés said...

Looking forward to reading the novel in English but disagree with the idea of the Death in Paradise actress. Doesn't Anne Marie have to be white for most of the dialogues & situations to make sense?