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San-Antonio has 17 ratings and 1 review: Published September 13th by Fleuve noir, pages, Paperback. The French detective writer Frédéric Dard, who has died of a heart attack Known as the “San Antonio” books – Dard reportedly chose his. Frédéric Dard was born on June 29, in Bourgoin-Jallieu, Isère, France. He was a writer and San Antonio (novels and characters – as San-Antonio).

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Only vard left in stock – order soon. Dard was encouraged by Armand de Caro, a new young publisher he had met, and, with his main detective character San Antonio – sn a criminal by nature – already formed in his mind, he looked back to his childhood to find his hero’s assistant. Inspector Berurier was based on a neighbour haunted by the first world war.

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Inconvinced that this was where his future lay, Dard moved to Paris with his wife Odette, whom he had antonuo inand their two children. Antomio needed to have quick success, and was influenced by the American thriller writer Peter Cheyney, who had produced a string of popular pulp-fiction books in the s.

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East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. J’ai bien l’honneur de vous buter San-Antonio 14 By: Several books later, he was encouraged by Georges Simenon to try and adapt one of them for the theatre. Alors, bon, qu’est-ce tu veux que je te dise, hein? KCJ marked it as to-read Dec 10, Of all his childhood memories, his most vivid was the sight of the family possessions being seized when his father’s business collapsed into bankruptcy in the s.

Want to Read saving…. Open Preview See a Problem? Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. By the s, the academic world had become particularly infatuated by Dard’s use of language. Add to basket failed. It was his grandmother, he said later, who first gave him a love of literature by encouraging him to read.

Outside the detective genre, Dard wrote many novels using a pseudonym. Although, after her release, the novelist said it was the most traumatic moment of his life, he later used the idea of the kidnapping in one of his books. But, as he became more famous, he found the pressures building up.


Johan De craene marked it as to-read May 09, He was constantly being interviewed, and despite their new-found wealth, he and Odette experienced marital difficulties. Dard worked at an extraordinary rate, producing up to five novels a year – while still holding on to the possibilities of cinema and television productions.

Entre la vie et la morgue San-Antonio 36 By: As a struggling writer trying to support a young family, Dard needed money, and, in desperation, went back to writing novels. Get to Know Us. There are no rard topics on this book yet. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. He would also often invent imaginary moments in French history and, although he ferderic he feared death, his one regret was that he would not be able to use it in one of his own books.