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Escouade 06, 4 : Monsieur Gaston enquête!

Escouade 06, 4 : Monsieur Gaston enquête!

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Title: Escouade 06, 4 : Monsieur Gaston enquête!
Main themes: thriller, team spirit, dog, drug, family, friendship
ISBN: 978-2-924253-47-2
ISBN digital: 9782924253533
Author: Gilles Gemme
Illustration: Anouk Lacasse
Release date: October 2015
Format: Pocket novel, 237 pages
V. Digital: Prologue
Intended audience: 12 years old and up
Price: $ 11.95

Book summary

Caroline and Alex’s parents are throwing a barbecue party to celebrate the two friends’ success, but also to welcome Monsieur Gaston as a full member of the Squad 06. Much to his annoyance, this funny looking dog, with his particular carefree attitude, will be pulled into a major investigation involving many police departments, in Quebec, as well as in Europe. With ramifications in Sherbrooke, Montreal, Cannes, Amsterdam, Basle and Saint-Blaise-sur-Richelieu, the investigation will have Monsieur Gaston confronted with jewel thefts, drugs and art smuggling, espionage, as well as murder.

This detective novel is action packed and the main characters will have to keep their composure, while being tenacious and subtle, in order to solve the mysteries. Monsieur Gaston enquête is the fourth instalment of the Squad 06 series. The author manages to weave a web of mysteries, as he never gives away anything about the investigations or the perpetrators before it is time. On the contrary, he has fun sending his readers on wild goose chases before revealing all in the end. The youngsters will surely identify with Caroline and Alex, who are also part of the investigation. The last interrogation is so hard-hitting; one would think this is a novel written by none other than Agatha Christie!

Book Excerpt

Ce dernier fit son entrée en klaxonnant et gara sa voiture dans l’entrée asphaltée de la maison. Il sortit de son véhicule comme d’une boîte à surprise. Il passa la paume de ses mains sur l’empeigne de ses chaussures rouges pour y chasser la moindre poussière lorsque tout le monde s’approcha pour l’accueillir. Il était gonflé d’orgueil, ça se voyait même dans ses cheveux. On l’applaudissait et, en réponse, il saluait à la manière des grands comédiens, un soir de première. Jacques Boisvert, lui, ne peut cacher sa déception en voyant sa voiture ainsi déguisée.

Il avait vendu sa fidèle Honda à André Lajoie, en pensant faire une bonne action. Une voiture en parfait état, sans la moindre tache de rouille, malgré son âge. En réalité, il avait surtout succombé aux incessantes pressions de sa femme qui voulait une auto neuve. Mais quand il vit ce que Manouche en avait fait, le choc fut terrible.

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