Gallic Books

Books published by Gallic Books

A Long Way Off

Marc dreams of freedom and abandons his quiet life for a trip with his daughter Anne, but things move in a rather unexpected direction.

Reviewed on 16 January 2021 by Chris Roberts

Wild Dog

Retired actress Lise persuades her producer husband to holiday in the wild hills of the Causse de Limogne. He must come to terms with his fear of nature and rediscover the basic instincts common to both man and animal.

Reviewed on 19 September 2020 by John Cleal

C'est La Vie

Writer Jean-Francois Colombier accompanies his son on a trip to Lille and is unexpectedly plunged into a nightmare.

Reviewed on 30 November 2019 by Chris Roberts

The Lady in the Car with Glasses and a Gun

Dany Longo borrows her boss’s Thunderbird to leave Paris for a trip south, but a liberating trip to the coast becomes a nightmare when strangers along her route assure her that they have already met.

Reviewed on 24 August 2019 by Chris Roberts

Smoking Kills

Fabrice Valentine’s new relationship with cigarettes is about to make him a killer.

Reviewed on 23 February 2019 by Kati Barr-Taylor

One Deadly Summer

Beautiful and sensual Eliane, know as Elle, is the object of the lust of every man in a small Provencal village. When she targets car mechanic and part-time fireman Fiorimond she is planning revenge for his family’s involvement a crime committed decades earlier.

Reviewed on 10 November 2018 by John Cleal

Low Heights

Edouard Lavenant is retired and in his 70s. He lives alone in a country town apart from Thérèse, his long-suffering housekeeper, and believes he is being watched.

Reviewed on 28 October 2017 by Arnold Taylor

The Eskimo Solution

A writer rents a cottage by the sea using an advance on a crime novel in which a man kills his own mother and then other parents, for the benefit of their children.

Reviewed on 24 December 2016 by Chris Roberts

The Sun King Conspiracy

A young aspiring actor finds himself in possession of a deadly secret in the court of King Louis XIV

Reviewed on 06 August 2016 by Linda Wilson

Too Close To The Edge

Eliette is living at the house in the mountains she restored with her husband, but as a widow finds it lonely and is hungry for companionship. The chance visit of some outsiders soon generates plenty of excitement.

Reviewed on 11 June 2016 by Chris Roberts


Brice Casadamont moves to the countryside in a move planned by his wife, now absent. As his life falls apart, he spends more and more time with Blanche, a local who also has some problems.

Reviewed on 29 August 2015 by Chris Roberts

The Islanders

After a separation of quarter of a century, Olivier and Jeanne resume their occupation of the island, a notional refuge and the only place offering the pair contentment. But a death is only the start of a series of nightmarish events.

Reviewed on 21 February 2015 by Chris Roberts