Join Mystery Readers NorCal for a Literary Salon with CWA Award winning author Timothy Williams on Thursday, February 5, at 7 p.m. in Berkeley (CA). In 2011, the Observer
placed Timothy Williams among the ten best modern European crime novelists. Please make a comment below with email to RSVP and for directions to this special evening event.
Tim Williams has written five novels in English featuring Commissario
Piero Trotti, a character critics have referred to as a personification
of modern Italy. Williams’ books include Black August, which won a Crime Writers’ Association award.
Williams’ first French novel, Un autre soleil, set in Guadaloupe, was published in Paris by Rivages in March 2011 and in English as Another Sun in New York by Soho Press in April 2013. Un Autre Soleil (Another Sun) features Anne Marie Laveaud
as French-Algerian judge who has relocated to this beautiful Caribbean
island confident that she could make it her new home. But her day-to-day
life is rife with frustration. When she is assigned a murder case, she
quickly becomes certain that the chief suspect, an elderly ex-con named
Hégésippe Bray, is a political scapegoat. Her superiors are dismissive
of her efforts to prove Bray innocent, and to add insult to injury, Bray
himself won’t even speak to her because she’s a woman. But she won’t
give up, and Anne Marie’s investigations lead her into a complex tangle
of injustice, domestic terrorists, broken hearts, and maybe even voodoo. The Honest Folk of Guadeloupe (Soho) is his latest novel in translation.