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A murder during one of France's fashion festivals!



Set in Dinard, on the occasion of the Festival des Jeunes Créateurs de Mode, a new thriller by Patrick Bent unfolds.  This international fashion festival lasts for three days in this belle époque town which continues to be a very popular British resort in Brittany. 


However the excitement and festivities are interrupted by a shocking murder.


Once again Commissaire Marie-Jo Beaussange who is a school teacher turned glamorous policewoman investigates the case.


Painters, photographers and aspiring models are questioned however all have cast iron alibis and Marie-Jo has a hard task ahead unravelling the mystery.


The Festival des Jeunes Créateurs de Mode is held in Dinard each year.  This year it takes place from the 17th to 19th April 2009 at the Palais des Arts & Plage de l'Ecluse


The exciting fashion show is devoted to a dozen new younger designers who show their collections at the Palais des Arts.  There is also a fashion parade at the Plage de l;Ecluse.


For more information about the festival go to  www.festival-dinard.com


Patrick was born in 1947 in  Ile de France to a Breton mother  - hence his links with Brittany.  His childhood was spent between Marseille and Saint Cast where family holidays were regularly taken.   Since then the coast and the sea have captured his imagination.  For the last twenty years  Erquy in Brittany has been his summer home.   


Following Lycée  and university studies at Orsay where he gained a Doctorat de Physique, two years were spent in Sénégal which allowed him to savour the tropics and this experience also gave him a decided taste for travel. Today Patrick Bent is the associate director of a PME (company) specialising in lasers and optics.  He has written numerous scientific and technical articles prior to publishing his first novel.  Patrick is one of a team of writers of books set in or about Britanny, who publish through Alain Bargain in Quimper.


Patrick's works include:

Erquy profite le crime (Editions Alain Bargain , 2003)
Le macchabée du Val André (Editions Alain Bargain, 2004
Saint Cast priez pour eux ! (Editions Alain Bargain, 2005)
Hécatombe à Saint Malo (Editions Alain Bargain, 2007).



Click here to read an earlier article about Patrick Bent and some his previous novels.