Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Paul Kenny

From: Etienne Borgers (
Date: 14 May 2002


It was Jean Libert who started the Copland series. Later, his partner was: Gaston Vandenpanhuyse. Vandenpanhuyse died in 1981. After this date, Libert continued to produce alone the Copland novels, until 1988 when he stopped (he died in 1996). Another "Fleuve Noir" writer continued the series: Serge Jacquemard, who produced until the death of Libert, as the new rights holders, did not wish that the series continued. 5 films were done in France, based on books of the Copland series- the first one in 1957 was very successful and boosted the sales of the books.

[Some of the above info comes from a book published by
"Paris Bibliothè±µes" in 1999 to commemorate the 50 years of publishing by FN]

Hope this helps.

E.Borgers Hard-boiled Mysteries

--- Jeremy Duns <> wrote:

> You don't happen to know the names of these Belgian
> writers, do you? Or if they're still alive? I write
> for a magazine in Brussels, and that might just make
> a
> terrific story.
>> --- Etienne Borgers <> wrote:
>>After something like 10 novels
> > he
> > teamed up with another Belgian writer and still
> > under
> > the Kenny alias they produced hugely successful
> spy
> > novels with Copland as the hero.

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