Why am I writing?
Every morning I sit at my desk, I like to write. Passionate about criminal matters, I deliciously dive into them in search of certain aspects of human nature, which is too complex to describe only its goodness. Evil, which finds its ultime expression in crime, surprises me in every case. And this raise me some questions. Every time I ask myself: would it have been possible to prevent it? I don't always have an answer.
QWhen you have the chance to write, you can't live in a bubble. As a committed writer, in each of my novels I address societal issues:
- Schizophrenia in The Devil's billhook,
- Ordinary anti-Semitism and spousal abuse in The Ascension Day crime,
- Incest in The assassinated virgin,
- The dispossessed childhood and paedophilia in The August murderer,
- Parental absolutism and the persecution of a vulnerable woman in Held captive 25 years,
- The perverted game in Henri Pranzini, The splendid Darling,
- The impulses and passions of childhood in The assassin was a child,
- The extreme right in France between the two wars in The poisoner with digitalin,
- Disability in Demoniac powers in a freemason country,
- The limitless criminal in The killer of the Paris-Mulhouse train,
- The meticulously premeditated crimes in The monsters of Waldighoffen,
- Nationalism and Nazism in The double face of Dr Karl Roos,
- Unforgettable resistance fighters in They came for us, Olga Bancic and Joseph Boczov,
- A child predator in Little girls from Angers in danger,
I'm objective, but never neutral.
I have only one wish: that after reading one of my books, my readers will be closer to others.
My novels? a little more humanity.