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Chourmo: wholesale online sale Marseilles Trilogy, Book Two (Marseilles Trilogy, 2) online sale

Chourmo: wholesale online sale Marseilles Trilogy, Book Two (Marseilles Trilogy, 2) online sale

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Book Two in the Marseilles Trilogy

This second novel in Izzo''s acclaimed Marseilles trilogy is a touching tribute to the author''s beloved city, in all its color and complexity. Fabio Montale is an unwitting hero in this city of melancholy beauty.

Fabio Montale has left a police force marred by corruption, xenophobia and greed. But getting out is not going to be so easy. When his cousin''s son goes missing, Montale is dragged back onto the mean streets of a violent, crime-infested Marseilles. To discover the truth about the boy''s disappearance, he infiltrates a dangerous underworld of mobsters, religious fanatics, crooked cops and ordinary people driven to extremes by desperation.

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Praise for Izzo''s Marseilles Trilogy


“One of the masterpieces of modern noir.”
—Michael Dirda,  Washington Post

"Izzo''s ability to describe Marseilles and to make his readers feel the multiracial reality of that city so directly and authentically is fascinating."
—Andrea Camilleri, author of the bestselling Inspector Montalbano series

"When the urge for escapist reading simply cannot be denied, there are always foreign authors like Jean-Claude Izzo."— The New York Times

"A sensationally readable mystery...Full of fascinating characters."
The Chicago Tribune

"Noir at it''s finest."
Times Literary Supplement

"Distinctive and fascinating."
Kirkus (Starred Review)

About the Author

Jean-Claude Izzo was born in Marseilles, France, in 1945. He achieved astounding success with his Marseilles Trilogy ( Total Chaos, Chourmo, Solea). In addition to the books in this trilogy, his two novels ( The Lost Saliors, and A Sun for the Dying) and one collection of short stories ( Vivre fatigue) also enjoy great success with both critics and the public. Izzo died in 2000 at the age of fifty-five.

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JM Harvey
4.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
A great series draws to an end with a whimper
Reviewed in the United States on September 7, 2017
This was a sad read for me, not quite as good as the firs two books though all the elements of them are here, the bleakness, the rage, but there was always an element of hope in the other two books. But Fabio seems so beaten down and tired in this book, so hopeless and... See more
This was a sad read for me, not quite as good as the firs two books though all the elements of them are here, the bleakness, the rage, but there was always an element of hope in the other two books. But Fabio seems so beaten down and tired in this book, so hopeless and ready to die. He finds little joy in the things that gave him life and depth in the other books. The chases and the fights are well done but the unalleviated darkness of tone is more prevalent (missing the brief flashes of joy that lightened the other two books). But that''s understandable as Fabio''s friends are being killed off by the mafia in an attempt to extort the location of one of Fabio''s ex-lovers. Marseilles is just as beautifully painted but this more personal mystery left me a little less engaged. the ending was more whimper than bang. A sad end for a great character
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rusty
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Great atmosphere and characters
Reviewed in the United States on October 8, 2018
I always wanted to go to Marseilles and reading Chourmo makes me feel like I have. It is great on the atmosphere of one of the world''s oldest ports. To me the mystery is not as important as the character of Montale, the retired cop who is a mixture of tough, sensual, and... See more
I always wanted to go to Marseilles and reading Chourmo makes me feel like I have. It is great on the atmosphere of one of the world''s oldest ports. To me the mystery is not as important as the character of Montale, the retired cop who is a mixture of tough, sensual, and sensitive to the reality of living in a racially mixed city in modern Europe. An entertaining read.
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P. Minich
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Book 2 provides a lot of character development
Reviewed in the United States on October 29, 2020
Book 2 is better than Book1, but you should read Book1 for important background details. You really get to know and understand the main characters a lot in this book, leading you to want to get to the final volume to see how the story ends. Definitely a worthwhile... See more
Book 2 is better than Book1, but you should read Book1 for important background details. You really get to know and understand the main characters a lot in this book, leading you to want to get to the final volume to see how the story ends. Definitely a worthwhile read...all three books.
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3.5 Stars Just OK
Reviewed in the United States on March 29, 2020
This was book #2 in the Marseilles Trilogy. The story just was kind of flat. The first book was very good. It had an edge and grit to it.
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KingOfCool
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Beautiful book, the charm
Reviewed in the United States on May 23, 2017
Beautiful book, the charm, violence, racism, corruption, pettiness, courage,beauty and sense of loss permeate this gem of a novel.
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William O. Morrison
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Impossible to Remember Who''s Who in This Otherwise Fine Volume
Reviewed in the United States on March 18, 2021
It''s disappointing to realize that I''m going to have to take time to read it again eventually. Too many characters to keep track of and it detracts from my enjoyment of the book.
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Donsfan
4.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
A nice follow-up to Total Chaos
Reviewed in the United States on August 16, 2013
If you liked Total Chaos, you''ll like Chourmo. A very similar feel to this story with an intricate plot, at times I struggled to keep up with all of the characters. But overall I really enjoyed this dark, fast-paced novel.
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graig healey
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Noir at it''s best
Reviewed in the United States on September 23, 2013
Very dark, but writing was excellent. Have not read anything so gripping for a very long time.All three in the trilogy were great
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5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
What a find!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 13, 2019
How did it take me so long to discover Izzo? I''ve read so many crime novels, but these are amongst the best. And like the best, the crime is less important than the characterisation, the deep knowledge of place and, as is so often the case, the celebration of a local...See more
How did it take me so long to discover Izzo? I''ve read so many crime novels, but these are amongst the best. And like the best, the crime is less important than the characterisation, the deep knowledge of place and, as is so often the case, the celebration of a local cuisine. I don''t want to read the last in this trilogy because I don''t want it to be over so soon.
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Mike Vallely
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Wrong choice
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 12, 2020
Good book but I thought from description I was purchasing complete trilogy so in error I got 2nd part. I’d have chosen to start with first part.
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Great
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 11, 2020
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LyndaN
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Great thriller
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 4, 2018
Excellent read as standalone, even better as part of trilogy
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John H. Turner
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This is Volume Two of the trilogy.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 15, 2013
What do we owe the dead? Ought that debt to outweigh our responsibilities to ourselves? Of the four friends, two are dead and the survivors stagger blindly about between the two opposing points. The book sees no way out.
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