Parisian scapegoat Benjamin MalaussĂ¨ne, along with his family of half sisters and brothers, are once again the target for a series of increasingly catastrophic mishaps that culminate in MalaussĂ¨neâ€™s imprisonment on 21 counts of murder. Meanwhile, the real serial killer remains at large. In this sprawling thriller, which brings the Â“Belleville Quintetâ€ť to a close, Pennac has allowed his unique imagination to run riot. From the art of the tattoo to cinema history, from the intricacies of cutting-edge surgery to the wonders of the wines of Jura, this extraordinary crime caper has something for everyone. Daniel Pennacâ€™s Â“Belleville Quintet,â€ť a cult success in France, also includes The Scapegoat, The Fairy Gunmother, Passion Fruit, and Write to Kill.