FARRAGO TO PUBLISH FRANCE-BASED HUMOROUS MYSTERY BY LEADING STAND-UP COMEDIAN IAN MOORE
Farrago has acquired Ian Moore’s Death and Croissants, the first book in the new Follet Valley series of humorous mysteries set in the Loire region of France. World rights for this, and two more books in the series, were acquired from Bill Goodall by Pete Duncan, with publication scheduled for July 2021.
Perfect for fans of Richard Osman’s The Thursday Murder Club, Death and Croissants possesses a cast of hilariously eccentric characters and laugh-out-loud moments.
Richard (no relation) is a middle-aged Englishman who runs a B&B in Vallée de Follet, a fictional valley in Loire, France. When one of Richard’s older guests disappears, he is exposed to a mysterious world of crime. Things become really serious when someone murders Ava Gardner, one of his beloved hens. The disappearance of a guest is one thing, but you just don’t mess with a fellow’s hens!
Ian Moore said: ‘This has been such a fun genre to write, combining my two loves – comedy and murder! I hope they put a smile on people’s faces. We could all do with that.’
Farrago’s Pete Duncan said: ’Ian Moore’s new fiction series is the perfect summer pick-me-up: properly funny, totally charming, and coupled with an inside-out love for the Loire.’
Ian Moore is a leading stand-up comedian, known for his sharp, entertaining punditry, who regularly headlines at London’s world-famous Comedy Store. A TV/Radio regular, he stars in Dave’s satirical TV show Unspun and Channel 5’s topical comedy Big Mouths. Ian lives in rural France and normally commutes back to the UK every week. In his spare time, he makes mean chutneys and jams.
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