Last month I posted about 2 French books I was looking forward to eventually reading. This month I continue with that theme. I stumbled upon this awesome looking book about a serial killer. So of course I need to read it.
Fleur de tonnerre by Jean Teulé, translated into English as The Poisoning Angel. The translation comes out on July 14th (happy Bastille Day!)
I can’t find a copy of the cover for the English version! But that’s what the French one looks like.. Here’s the description from Gallicbooks.com:
Schooled in the ancient beliefs of the Breton people by her mother, the beautiful Hélène grows up feeling detached from the nineteenth-century world around her and yet destined for a terrible vocation: to do the work of l’Ankou, death’s henchman. Beginning with the demise of her very own mama, she leaves a trail of devastation with the special soups and cakes she makes – those who taste them never recover. Jean Teulé brings his unique blend of imagination and historical insight to a novel that is both an upbeat portrait of nineteenth-century provincial French life and a startling chronicle of a decades-long killing spree carried out by the most notorious female poisoner in history.
Look’s pretty good, right??