Paris; in the stifling August heat, Commandant Serge Morel is called to a disturbing crime scene. An elderly woman has been murdered.
At first, this strange case seems to offer few clues; but as more victims are targeted, Morel finds his enquiries leading him back into the past, from the French countryside to Soviet Russia - and to two young boys with the most haunting of stories to tell . . .
An evocative, gripping crime novel with an aching heart: The Lying-Down Room is the first novel in Anna Jaquiery's Commandant Morel series.
'A stunning debut' Daily Examiner 'A psychological novel, more Vine than Rendell, but at its heart it is a feverish love story imbued with horror' Shots 'Anna Jaquiery's elegant, beguiling and beautifully crafted debut left me longing for more from her enigmatic Parisian detective' M. R. Hall
Anna Jaquiery is of French-Malaysian descent and grew up in Europe and Asia. She has worked as a journalist in several countries, starting out as a freelance reporter in Russia. She is currently based in Melbourne with her husband and two sons. The Lying-Down Room is her debut novel - and the first in a series to feature Commandant Serge Morel.