Nadine Monfils


Nadine Monfils is from Belgium and lives in Montmartre. Several of her books were published by Belfond, including Les Vacances d’un serial killer (2011), a best-seller, and La Petite Fêlée aux allumettes (2012). In 2003, she adapted and directed Madame Édouard for the cinema, with Michel Blanc as Superintendent Léon.

Autobiography for Quais du Polar

‘Born in a Brussels sprout, I lift up my petticoat and fly over the city’s rooftops to thumb my nose at dusty-hearted people and tight-assed bigots. Where I’m from, angels wear fluorescent socks and old ladies are fast-shooters.’

Crime favourites

Film: Fargo, directed by Joel et Ethan Coen

Book: The Old Lady Who Walked in the Sea, by Frédéric Dard

Author: Frédéric Dard