Fiction. Translated from the French by Nathanael. MURDER is Danielle Collobert's first novel. Originally published in 1964 by Editions Gallimard while Collobert was living as a political exile in Italy, this prose work was written against the backdrop of the Algerian War. Uncompromising in its exposure of the calculated cruelty of the quotidian, MURDER'S accusations have photographic precision, inculpating instants of habitual violence."