|Birthname||Léon Jean Refreger|
|born on||7 March 1909 at 06:00 (= 06:00 AM )|
|Place||Montpellier, France, 43n36, 3e53|
|Timezone||LST m2e20 (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||16°02' 17°21 Asc. 04°26'|
French writer, one of the most influential detective writers in France and the creator of the character, Nestor Burma, featured in 29 books and several short stories spanning almost 50 years.
Malet was the son of a company clerk and seamstress who died of tuberculosis when he was only four; he was brought up by his grandfather.
Although heavily influenced by Chandler and Hammett, Burma's character ushered in a whole new era in French detective fiction: portrayed as living a precarious existence in a time and a place that few have dared to touch, namely France during World War II. The popularity and influence of his character, Burma, have gone far beyond the original novels. There have been films, a television series, and in the '90s, cartoonist Jacques Tardi had begun adapting the novels into some very well done graphic novels.
Malet married on 16 April 1940. He died on 3 March 1996, Châtillon les Bagneux, France.
After his death, Tardi adapted the character Burma into some original Burma stories.
Birth certificate in Didier Geslain archive, 'romans noirs (religion3)' pdf file, p. 65.
Same data from Petitallot who quotes B.C., Cadran No. 30, May/1996 (6:00 AM Paris time)
- Family : Childhood : Family traumatic event (Age four when mom died)
- Family : Childhood : Parent, Single or Step (Raised by granddad)
- Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 87 (- four days))
- Vocation : Writers : Detective/ Mystery (WW ll detective stories, noted writer)
- Vocation : Writers : Fiction (Novels)