Paris (AFP)

Swiss best-selling author Joël Dicker announced on his Instagram account the publication in March of his new novel, "The enigma of room 622".

The book, published by Editions De Fallois, will go on sale in Switzerland on March 17 and then in France on March 25, said the 34-year-old writer, also presenting his dedication program in Switzerland, France and Belgium in March. to June.

The author of "The Truth About Harry Québert", awarded the Grand Prize for the novel by the French Academy and the Goncourt of high school students, "The Book of Baltimore" and "The disappearance of Stéphanie Mailer" is one of the French-speaking authors the most read.

According to its publisher, the plot of the novel takes place in Switzerland. One night in December, a murder took place at the Palace of Verbier, in the Swiss Alps. The police investigation will never be successful. Years later, at the beginning of summer 2018, when a writer goes to this same hotel to spend a vacation, it is far from imagining that he will find himself immersed in this business ... is a Switzerland "not that quiet" that readers will discover.

According to data from GfK for the professional magazine Livres Hebdo, "The disappearance of Stéphanie Mailer" (2018), has sold more than 700,000 copies, all formats combined.

"The truth about Harry Québert" (2012), sold in large format and in pocket to nearly 2 million copies and was adapted into a television series by Jean-Jacques Annaud in 2018. "Le livre des Baltimore" (2015) has sold nearly 900,000 copies.

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