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Pirate Irwin

Pirate Irwin

Pirate Irwin

Pirate Irwin discusses espionage, his inspiration, and his writing.

Pirate Irwin, what first attracted you to the period or periods you work in? Summer holidays when I was a nipper in France sparked a fascination with the moral conundrum faced by the people with a war hero Petain having agreed to collaborate with the Nazis to preserve...

Pirate Irwin

Pirate Irwin

Pirate Irwin is a journalist with Agence France Presse (AFP) and has been based in Paris for over 16 years having initially arrived for just a six month summer stay. Like the old airline advert it was so good he couldn't get off! Married to elegant and vibrant French lady Florence, Pirate is the author of the Lafarge detective novels. His latest is The Redeemed Detective.
Pirate Irwin

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The Redeemed Detective, by Pirate Irwin

The Redeemed Detective, by Pirate Irwin

Expertly captures the suspenseful atmosphere of a post-war France.
Amie Strachan

The Redeemed Detective is the latest instalment of the Inspector Lafarge series, Pirate Irwin’s historical thriller series featuring French policeman, Gaston Lafarge. Beginning with the Nazi occupation of France, The Redeemed Detective sees Lafarge in Paris after...

Pirate Irwin on The Redeemed Detective

Pirate Irwin on The Redeemed Detective

The novelist discusses his latest, set around the murky business of Nazi collaboration.
Pirate Irwin

Pirate Irwin – congratulations on your latest novel, The Redeemed Detective. Could you tell us about the hero of your detective series, Inspector Gaston Lafarge – did you have any real-life inspiration?  Thank you. But no, the complex cove’s character is all on me....