“Etrange Printemps aux Glénan” by Jean Luc Bannalec
The Glénan, off the coast of Finistère. Hard to believe that here in this heavenly setting on an archipelago with a deep blue sea, three washed-up bodies would be found one May morning. A shipwreck caused by yesterday's storm? Inspector Dupin faces a rough start: despite his seasickness, he finds himself setting sail for the islands at dawn, without even having had the chance to enjoy his first coffee of the day. Everything points to an accidental drowning. Yet one of the bodies belongs to a shady entrepreneur and local politician, while the other would appear to be an excellent sailor with a collection of enemies. Dupin smells trouble. The enquiry takes him deep into the heart of the archipelago's past and the stories of its outrageous inhabitants. Gold seekers, activist scientists, beautiful divers and a cast of intriguing characters: the truth is as complex as it is dramatic. Inspector Dupin at his finest: grumpy, unpredictable, caffeine-addicted and as furiously efficient as ever!