Best Thriller of Last 20 Years |  Roxanne Bouchard on the run

Novelist Roxanne Bouchard, author of a series of thrillers set in the Caspian Sea, was selected for a list aimed at determining the best detective novel of the past 20 years. The winning entry will be determined by popular online vote.

The competition, which aims to crown the queen or king of crime fiction at the turn of the millennium, is an initiative of literary platform Babelio and Quais du Polar, a detective literature fair whose next presentation will be in Lyon, France, next month. 'April.

Roxanne Bouchard is competing We were the salt of the sea, the first of his detective novels to star detective Joaquin Morales. “I'm not going to tell you who to vote for…I'm going to tell you We were the salt of the sea On the list,” he wrote on his Facebook page Tuesday, in capital letters and with several exclamation marks.

The Lanaudière-based novelist – who teaches at the Cégep de Joliette – is on a roll in Europe. Last December, his book Coral BrideThe Second Trial by Joaquin Morales was selected among the magazine's 20 Best Thrillers and Dark Novels. Delirama.

The competition for the title of best detective novel of the last 20 years will be strong: Roxanne Bouchard competes with the biggest stars of the genre. Titles by Stephen King, Dennis Lehane, James Ellroy, Fred Vargas and the first book in the series Millennium Written by Steig Larson, this is a long list.

However, Québécoise is not known in this network: We were the salt of the sea Last year Quais du Polar won the Readers' Prize.

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