June 2017 Fiction & Entertainment Bitter Lemon Press

Three Drops of Blood and A Cloud of Cocaine Quentin Mouron

Paperback | Jun 2017 | Bitter Lemon Press | 9781908524836 | 228pp | 198x133mm | GEN | AUD$19.99, NZD$24.99

Breaking with many conventions of the genre, the novel holds a satirical mirror to our society by entering the minds of two men at the edge of sanity. Sheriff McCarthy, a church-going family man, is desperately trying to keep some sort of boundary between the sordidness of his investigations and his private life. He is also a man trying to keep faith in human nature and the order that should prevail in the world. But Franck, willing to kill for the sake of a good pun, dominates the story. He is a disturbing, violent, totally decadent character, always over dressed, an actor with too much make-up, a man always rushing to the bathroom for another line of coke, revealing the darker workings of the case with a blood curdling laugh.