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Fred Vargas

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The popular Parisian mystery by the international bestselling mystery writer, Fred Vargas, whom the French have hailed as the next Henning Mankell.In a small Parisian square, the ancient tradition of the town crier continues into modern times. The self-appointed crier, Joss Le Guern, reads out the daily news, snippets …

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The Chalk Circle Man is a novel by French crime-writer Fred Vargas. The first of her Detective Adamsberg series, it was published in 1991. The novel describes the background of Adamsberg's move to Paris, the origins of his partnership with inspector Danglard, and a glimpse at his elusive relationship with Camille. …

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Each day, inhabitants of a small community in the French Alps find another of their ewes with its throat cut. When one of the villagers too is killed people begin to wonder: could it be the work of a werewolf? Soon suspicion falls on Massart, one of the villagers, because of his beardlessness (according to popular …

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This Night's Foul Work is a crime-novel by French author Fred Vargas, an entry in her Commissaire Adamsberg series. The novel is translated into English by Sian Reynolds, translator of Vargas' two previous novels in English, both of which won the Duncan Lawrie International Dagger for best translated crime novel of …

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The opera singer Sophia Simeonidis wakes up one morning to discover that a tree has appeared overnight in the garden of her Paris house. Intrigued and unnerved, she turns to her neighbours: Vandoosler, an ex-cop, and three impecunious historians, Mathias, Marc and Lucien - the three evangelists. They agree to dig …

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A #1 bestselling author in France, Fred Vargas repeatedly captivates her many admirers across the globe with suspenseful mysteries featuring Commissaire Jean-Baptiste Adamsberg, ?a Gallic cousin to Ruth Rendell?s Chief Inspector Wexford? (The Washington Post). In the same way that Donna Leon?s Commissario Brunetti and …

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An Uncertain Place is a 2008 crime novel by the French writer Fred Vargas.

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