Pierre Toutain-Dorbec

The Mystery of Haystack Rock
The Mystery of Haystack Rock

 

 

The Mystery of Haystack Rock and the Murder at Cannon Beach Hotel

Pierre Toutain-Dorbec

 

  A fantasy crime novel introducing Peter Valmont, history’s most brilliant thief with long-reaching government ties. In a quirky romp around the world and back to idyllic Cannon Beach, Oregon, Valmont’s genius is trapped in a life of crime. His attempt to hide the latest heist and preserve history’s largest treasure cross paths with famous FBI Agent Weaver, Cannon Beach Chief of Police Bunnell, and mastermind amateur detective and art student, Anthony Miller, all caught up in the confusing and unbelievable. At each step, Valmont is stunned to find Miller on his heels. Will Miller unravel the murder, find the treasure, and solve the other mysteries along the way? Has Valmont finally met his match? Will he be lured away from a life of crime?

  Ancient myths are revealed dating from Lewis and Clark, Thomas Jefferson, Kings of France, and Julius Caesar. Improbable adventures swirl around love, murder, missing objects d’art, and a strange kidnapping at the historic Cannon Beach Hotel that eventually lead to Europe and back to the foggy crags of Haystack Rock.

 

ISBN 9781937487928 / Paperback   $14.99

ISBN 9781937487935 / Hardcover Jacketed   $29.99

ISBN 9781937487911 / eBook   $9.99

Strolling in Rome with Claudia
Strolling in Rome with Claudia

 

 

Strolling in Rome with Claudia

Pierre Toutain-Dorbec

 

“There is a strange, countering tension within each of these poems, between feeling inelastic and liberated all in the same instance. I’m reminded of Eugenio Montale and Giuseppe Ungaretti, of their strict formalism and their earthbound stakes that open nevertheless into the imagined above and then again into the spheres of demons and saints.”

                 Christopher Hassett

 

Poems & Photographs

ISBN 978-1-937487-96-6 / Paperback $14.99

 

Format: 5.5x8.5" - 140x216mm

Pages: 86

Varanasi or the Perpetual Negation of Self
Varanasi or the Perpetual Negation of Self

 

Varanasi or the Perpetual Negation of Self

 

 “Once I smelled Vārānasī’s dust, a veil of death smothered my ignorance and my knowledge of perpetuity runs wild. Deeply moved, I write and photograph with a new awareness of life.”

Pierre Toutain-Dorbec, Conversation with Philippe Ganier-Raymond, Paris 1985

         Pierre Toutain-Dorbec

 

Poems & Photographs

Paperback

ISBN 978-1-937487-95-9

 

Format: 5.5x8.5" - 140x216mm

Pages: 74