Linda Posson

Who Betrayed Jean Moulin?


The answer lies in The Moon is Square, Linda Posson’s debut novel


“The moon is square.”

“No, the moon is pointed.”

“Follow me.”

Nonsensical passwords whispered in the dark under a streetlight between strangers known to each other only by their codenames often spelled the difference between life and death for the men and women of the French Resistance.


Jacqueline Meyers could crank out best-selling whodunits set on the sites of Roman ruins, but when it came to solving a real mystery, she ventured into unknown territory to ferret out the truth about who betrayed France’s most celebrated Resistance hero.

The Moon is Square is a story within a story. The past becomes entangled with the present in profound and unexpected ways as Jacqueline and her French confidante Simi trace Jean Moulin’s footsteps through real and imaginary events in a tale of war, love, loss, and discovery. Woven into the tapestry of the historical plot are softer threads of Provencal village life–a drunkard’s tale, Jacqueline’s search for her French birth parents, and her unanticipated romantic dilemma.

Francophiles, French Resistance buffs, and Upmarket and Historical Fiction readers may enjoy The Moon is Square. Think Kristin Hannah’s The Nightingale, Rhys Bowen’s The Tuscan Child, Mark Sullivan’s Beneath a Scarlet Sky, and Martin Walker’s Inspector Bruno series.