1.5 Million Copies Sold: Le French Book Nabs New Bestselling Series

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Mystery and thriller publisher Le French Book grabs a new bestselling series. The police detective series with an esoteric bent, by Eric Giacometti and Jacques Ravenne, has sold 1.5 million copies and is already translated into seventeen languages.

Bestselling authors Eric Giacometti and Jacques Ravenne

Authors Eric Giacometti and Jacques Ravenne

A heady blend of fast-paced action, historical facts and strong characters

Two murders—one in Rome and one in Jerusalem—lead to a battle between modern-day secret societies for ancient knowledge. Detective Antoine Marcas unwillingly teams up with the strong-willed Jade Zewinski and they find themselves chasing Neo-Nazi assassins across Europe. They must unravel a mystery related to the fall of the Third Reich, sparked by information from newly revealed KGB files.

For Anne Trager, founder of the mystery and thriller publisher Le French Book, such a heady blend combined with fast-paced action, engrossing historical facts, and strong characters certainly explains its huge success.

Even better, the plot is inspired from the true story of mysterious Freemason files stolen by the SS in 1940, recuperated by the Red Army in 1945 and returned half a century later to the French Freemasons. Hitler thought they held some terrible secret.

For the first time in English, this is the start of an eight-book police detective series that has sold 1.5 million copies and has already been translated into seventeen other languages.

Two prominent French authors write the series. Jacques Ravenne is a literary scholar who has also written a biography of the Marquis de Sade and edited his letters. He loves to explore the hidden side of major historical events. Eric Giacometti was an investigative reporter for a major French daily newspaper. He’s known for uncovering a number of high-profile scandals and for his investigation into the Freemasons.

“What I like about this series is that it applies an esoteric Dan Brown-style thriller approach to a police detective mystery, but in an unexpected way,” Anne Trager says. “The main character, Detective Antoine Marcas is a cop and a Freemason in modern-day Paris. What makes these books really interesting is how much real information they hold regarding Freemasonry and historical connections to the Knights Templar, secret societies in general and the corridors of power.”

Praise for this bestselling series

“This book is extremely well documented, masterfully written and keeps all its promises. It’s an excellent read.” —Le Figaro

“Masterfully written, with a taste of the Da Vinci Code.” —20 Minutes

“A vivid story that navigates behind the scenes of a still-secret world and digs up little-known facts about the Third Reich.” —Metro

“A fascinating tale with a tight-knit plot that mixes reality and fiction.” —NVO

“History, adventure and thrills.” —L’Express

About Le French Book
Le French Book (http://www.lefrenchbook.com) is a New York-based publisher specialized in great reads from France, with a growing catalog of top contemporary mysteries and thrillers with a French touch. An IPS publisher.

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