Best thriller of the last 20 years Roxanne Bouchard

Best thriller of the last 20 years | Roxanne Bouchard in the race

Novelist Roxanne Bouchard, author of a series of thrillers set in Gaspésie, has been included in a list aimed at identifying the best crime novel of the last 20 years. The winning work will be determined through an online voting survey.

Published at 2:20 p.m.


This competition to crown the queen or king of crime literature at the beginning of the millennium is an initiative of the Babelio literary platform and the Quais du Polar, a crime literature fair whose next presentation will take place in Lyon, France, in the month of 'April.

Roxanne Bouchard is in the running for We Were the Salt of the Sea, the first of her crime novels starring detective Joaquin Moralès. “I'm not going to tell you who to vote for… I'm just telling you that 'We Were the Salt of the Sea' is on the list,” she wrote Tuesday in all caps and spelled out “We Were the Salt of the Sea.” lots of points on their Facebook page. Exclamation.

The Lanaudière-based novelist – she also teaches at Cégep de Joliette – is on the rise in Europe. Last December, his book “The Coral Bride”, the second investigation by Joaquin Moralès, was chosen by Télérama magazine among the 20 best thrillers and dark novels.

The competition for the title of best crime novel of the last 20 years will be fierce: Roxanne Bouchard is competing with the biggest stars of the genre. Titles by Stephen King, Dennis Lehane, James Ellroy, Fred Vargas and the first volume of the Millennium series by Stieg Larsson also appear in this long list.

However, the Québécoise is no stranger to this network: We were the salt of the sea just won the Quais du Polar readers' award last year.