From the author of the Man Booker Prize Finalist His Bloody Project comes a haunting literary mystery and engrossing psychological thriller.
Praise for The Disappearance of Adele Bedeau
"A stylish, atmospheric mystery with a startling twist . . . satisfies like Simenon and surprises like Ruth Rendell. I can't give it any higher praise."--NPR
"A brilliant character study of a social outcast and a creepy, twisting, deviously well-constructed story of intrigue and murder that reads like a lost classic."--Thomas Mullen, author of Darktown
"The Disappearance of Adele Bedeau is a quietly relentless exploration of the complexities of guilt and the awkwardness and banality of evil. An intensely inventive novel, as subtle as it is shocking."--Ian McGuire, author of The North Water
"Graeme Macrae Burnet avoids the black and the white and paints a picture of a troubled, paranoid outsider drifting through the gray areas of life. He grabs the reader by the chin and holds them captive as they watch Manfred Baumann?s life and psyche slowly unravel under the scrutiny of a detective?s eye."--Robin Yocum, author of Favorite Sons and The Essay
"A captivating psychological thriller ... Very accessible and thoroughly satisfying."The Herald
"A strikingly singular talent"Scottish Book Trust
Graeme Macrae Burnet has established a reputation for smart and literary mystery writing with his highly praised novel, His Bloody Project, which was a finalist for the Man Booker Prize and the Los Angeles Times Book Award. He was born and brought up in Kilmarnock and has lived in Prague, Bordeaux, Porto, and London. He now lives in Glasgow, Scotland.