Brie, the bullet and the black cat

Brie, the bullet and the black cat

October 1942. You have been invited for dinner at the Official Residence of the Deputy Mayor of Casablanca. Morocco is a colony of France governed by the Vichy French regime. The guest of honour was to have been France’s greatest living mime artist. He fails to arrive, he has been murdered.

I was Nicole Le Grandbutte, the hosts’ daughter, 18, both snob and rebelious.


Brie, the bullet…