Olivier Barde-Cabuçon


Olivier Barde-Cabuçon lives in Lyon. Hooked on literature, art, and history, he published Les Adieux à l’Empire (France-Empire, 2006) and Le Détective de Freud (Édition de Borée, 2010). His taste for detective stories and his interest in the 17th century led him to create his ‘strange death Superintendant’, whose first investigation, Casanova et la femme sans visage, was published last year (Actes noirs, 2012 and 2012 Sang d’encre Prize). His last novel, Messe Noire, will be published in March 2013 by the same publisher.

Autobiography for Quais du Polar

‘He was born with the gift of laughter and the feeling that the world was crazy – his unique heritage. Since then he has been writing novels to know what this heritage is made of and because writing is also a way to talk without being interrupted.’

Crime favourites

Film: In The Electric Mist, directed by Bertrand Tavernier.

Book: The Moonstone, by Wilkie Collins.

Author: James Crumley.