City Lights Noir
Translated by Donald Nicholson-Smith

Press Reviews

"'Ingenious,' 'elegant,' 'sinister' – these are also adjectives that approximate, but fall short of, the narrative power of Mygale. Much like Poe's 'tales of terror,' Mygale is a story that invites both respect and repulsion: As a reader, you're happy to have read it... and just as happy, ultimately, to close the covers on its weird world." - Maureen Corrigan, The Washington Post Book World

"More Jim Thompson that Raymond Chandler, Jonquet's prose is rough hewn, the panache is all in Mygale's bizarre setup, gruesome scenarios and genderbending ending." - St. Petersberg Times


"Great art in nightmarish darkness." -Michel Lebrun