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Charles Exbrayat invented the genre of the humorous detective story, authoring more than 100 books and several plays in French. Exbrayat was also involved in the production of many films, and was a major French food critic. He was born in Saint-√Čtienne and died there, aged 83, in 1989.

(Exbrayat's mini-autobiography goes into much more detail.)

Antoine Clarke, grandson of Charles Exbrayat

This blog is the work of Antoine Clarke, grandson of Charles Exbrayat, with the approval of Claire Exbrayat-Durivaux Clarke, Charles Exbrayat's daughter.