Can't wait for you to meet Patience Portefeux, the fabulous protagonist of criminal lawyer and author Hannelore Cayre's latest work, "The Godmother". My translation will be published by Black Inc. in September 2019. Click on the link to pre-order your copy!
Patience Portefeux is a French-Arabic translator and interpreter working in the French legal system. Step into her world of cops, dealers and a whole cast of characters from a Paris that bears little resemblance to the picture-postcard scenes you're used to.
Published in France as "La Daronne", Cayre's scathing, black humoured portrait of a single mother's struggle to keep her head above water in contemporary France will also
soon feature the marvellous Isabelle Huppert in a movie adaptation.
Winner of the Grand Prix de Littérature Policière 2017 & the Prix "Le Point" du Polar Européen 2017.