A compulsively readable literary riff on the noir novel.
– award-winning author John Clanchy
Neurotic New Yorker Enda Crowley tries to write his screenplay in a tiny mountain village, hidden in the south of France.
But somebody else – a Corbeau – in the same village is writing too, nasty, destructive letters to his neighbors.
The literal French translation of corbeau is “crow”, the figurative one “anonymous letter writer.”
When Crowley finds his first dead body, a friend, he becomes addicted to unearthing this Corbeau, much to the dismay of his wife Helen, and his eccentric friend, Frank Gilfeather, a Scottish journalist.
A Murder of Crows is a wonderfully original, and oftentimes hilarious, homage to the noir novel.