French publishers face judicial inquiry over author's abuse claim

French publishers face judicial inquiry over author's abuse claim

A judicial inquiry has been opened into a criminal complaint filed by thriller writer Patrick Graham against French publishers Anne Carrière and Univers Poche, the online book magazine ActuaLitté has reported.

The inquiry will establish whether or not the publishers will face charges over the complaint, in which Graham alleges abuse of weakness and extortion of signature.

Graham, the bestselling author of L’Evangelie selon Satan (The Gospel According to Satan) and L’Apocalypse selon Marie (The Apocalypse According to Mary), has claimed that the contracts for his next three novels had been...

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