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Fiction, Thriller / Crime

Experience Normandy’s dark side with Benjamin Cors



Fear has settled across Vieux-Port. The town’s residents are terrified of an old curse that predicts they will all die in a flooding of the Seine. When the first victim dies, the mayor asks for Nicolas Guerlain’s help - but he turns down the request. At least, until another body appears. The priest has died an agonizing death in a tub full of river water. Nicolas travels to Normandy and restlessly stalks through Vieux-Port’s silent streets, struggling to make any progress on this case - until it is almost too late.

“An atmospheric mystery with French flair.” Susanne Walsleben in Für Sie on Strandgut



  • A slightly darker version of Martin Walker´s “Bruno, Chief of Police”
  • The new crime novel by Glauser award winner Benjamin Cors
  • Très français: A tough detective with a weakness for chansons and the heart of a romantic
Benjamin Cors

Benjamin Cors is a political journalist and television presenter who spent many years covering world news for evening news programmes and in-depth political analysis. Today he works as a regional political correspondent for a broadcasting station. He grew up as a Franco-German national and spent his childhood summers in Normandy.

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Experience Normandy’s dark side with Benjamin Cors



Fear has settled across Vieux-Port. The town’s residents are terrified of an old curse that predicts they will all die in a flooding of the Seine. When the first victim dies, the mayor asks for Nicolas Guerlain’s help - but he turns down the request. At least, until another body appears. The priest has died an agonizing death in a tub full of river water. Nicolas travels to Normandy and restlessly stalks through Vieux-Port’s silent streets, struggling to make any progress on this case - until it is almost too late.

“An atmospheric mystery with French flair.” Susanne Walsleben in Für Sie on Strandgut



  • A slightly darker version of Martin Walker´s “Bruno, Chief of Police”
  • The new crime novel by Glauser award winner Benjamin Cors
  • Très français: A tough detective with a weakness for chansons and the heart of a romantic
Bibliographic Data
432 pages, ISBN: 978-3-423-21919-8
First published 2020