About Annabelle

annabelle“A stabbed man, a disfigured woman, decapitated cats, a disturbing message and a lot, a lot of blood: when Inspector Hamelin is called to that crime scene, that day, he suspects that all of this is only the tip of the iceberg.” Regroupement des Éditeurs Franco-Canadiens

About Valérie

Valerie“Valérie wakes up slowly. She shudders and instinctively tries to pull up the blanket. She opens her eyes and sweeps the room. She does not recognize this room. She shudders again and still tries to cover herself but finds nothing. Like her, the bed is bare.” Regroupement des Éditeurs Franco-Canadiens

About Suzan Payne

suzanBorn in Balmoral and living in Moncton, New-Brunswick in Eastern Canada, Suzan Payne has a degree in literature and has worked in media for over twenty years.

Her book, Annabelle, is the first volume of a trilogy of crime novels series called Pour toi mon amour pour toujours (For you my love forever). The second title, Valérie was just launched in May, with the final installation, Joëlle, scheduled for release in October 2019.

Her first two books have been critically acclaimed and enjoyed by the public as well.

About the Boston Book Festival

Founded in 2009, the Boston Book Festival celebrates the power of words to stimulate, agitate, unite, delight, and inspire by holding year-round events culminating in an annual, free festival that promotes a culture of reading and ideas and enhances the vibrancy of Boston.

About the Cultural Services at the French Embassy

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S. provides a platform for exchange and innovation between French and American artists, intellectuals, educators, students, the tech community, and the general public. Based in New York City, Washington D.C., and eight other cities across the US, the Cultural Services develop the cultural economy by focusing on six principal fields of action: the arts, literature, cinema, the digital sphere, French language and higher education.

About the Regroupement des Éditeurs Franco-Canadien

The French-Canadian Publishers Group known as the Regroupement des éditeurs franco-canadiens (REFC) includes 17 publishers from French-speaking Canada. The group has set its goals on letting the world know and learn about its publishers and authors who hail from various areas and backgrounds. In the USA, thanks to its partnership with the American wholesaler Ingram, the group has built a collection of 100 titles intended for teachers, librarians, and the general public.

Upcoming Events


Plus qu’un parfum, une identité

the world of luxury perfumes and scents

Saturday, January 23, 2021 10:00 AM To 12:00 PM

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Do you know what your perfume says about you? Join Anastasia Sokolow, founder of la Maison Sulékó and member of the French Society of Perfumers, from her Parisian showroom, as she reveals the mysterious language of scents.

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Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun: A Woman Painter in the Age of Revolution

Art talk presented by Maria d’Amario, Art Historian with a special interest in women artists

Thursday, February 18, 2021 6:30 PM To 7:30 PM

Art lovers, join us as we explore the life and career of this highly successful painter who thanks to recent reassessments of her work, is finally finding her place alongside other great 18th-century artists such as Fragonard, Boucher, and Chardin.

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Saturday, January 16, 2021 10:30 AM To 11:30 AM

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We are continuing our beloved tour en français! After having toured Back Bay, the Boston Public Gardens, and Downtown Crossing, we will discover French inspiration in the North End!

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