First installment in a series about an endearingly clumsy young private eye, who scoots around Paris on his motorbike, more Will Ferrell than Humphrey Bogart. Translated into English for the first time!Wearing an old trenchcoat and his indispensable felt hat, the 20-year-old Jerome tries to look the part of a seasoned sleuth. By day he translates detective novels and fantasizes about being one. By night he's enrolled in Professor Maison's correspondence course for would-be private eyes. His girlfriend, Babette, is a flight attendant who brings him recordings for his collection of police sirens from around the world. It's a happy--if not particularly promising--existence, until his first "case."In the past two months, fifteen people in Paris have been killed by poisoned darts. All the witnesses saw was a feathered shadow and a blowgun. The job of capturing the flamboyant assassin is entrusted to Jerome by Professor Maison. Things get off to a rocky start, however, when the professor appears to be victim number sixteen!
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