Eugéne Tarpon, the private-eye protagonist from Manchette's No Room at the Morgue, appears once more for a characteristically brisk and brutal story full of unexpected comedy and feeling.
Sex, drugs, and . . . murder. Private eye Eugène Tarpon (previously seen in Jean-Patrick Manchette's No Room at the Morgue
) returns for another punishing round against the forces of greed and malfeasance. Along the way he drags his only friends, Charlotte Malrakis and Jean-Baptiste Haymann, through some gruesome episodes of their own. In Skeletons in the Closet
, Manchette aims his dark humor at corruption at the highest "spiritual" and political levels. A savage page-turner with a heart.