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From the #1 bestselling French author and three-time winner of the Crime Writers' Association's International Dagger Award.

When Commissaire Jean-Baptiste Adamsberg, the chief of police in Paris's seventh arrondissement, is called to the scene of a ghastly and highly unusual murder, he thinks it can't have anything to do with the nine pairs of shoes and severed feet discovered outside of London's Highgate Cemetery just a few days earlier. With the help of the murdered man's gifted physician, Adamsberg delves into the victim's disturbed psyche and unexpectedly finds himself on a path that takes him deep into the haunted past of Eastern Europe, where a centuries-old horror has come to life and is claiming victims far and wide.

Review:

"Bizarre crimes drive Vargas's excellent sixth Commissaire Adamsberg mystery (after 2008's The Night's Foul Work). While in London for a conference, Adamsberg and his commandant, Adrien Danglard, inadvertently share in a macabre discovery: 17 shoes found next to Highgate Cemetery — with 17 severed feet inside. Back in Paris, Adamsberg confronts a horrifying, surreal murder: someone has literally torn to shreds Pierre Vaudel, a well-to-do retired journalist, in his living room. The main suspect, Émile Feuillant, Pierre's gardener, certainly has a temper — and a police record. But would a murderer name his silly dog Cupid? A cryptic message sent by Pierre to a woman in Germany and an eerily similar murder in Austria force the investigation to go international. Meanwhile, Adamsberg slowly realizes that a new suspect is emerging: himself. Vargas, who's won the CWA International Dagger three times, keeps her zany plot under tight control all the way to the surprising finish." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Fred Vargas, historian and archaeologist, is a number-one bestselling author in France, Germany and Italy. She is the author of eight novels featuring Commissaire Jean-Baptiste Adamsberg, and has won the Crime Writers' Association's International Dagger Award three out of the last five years.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143120049
Author:
Vargas, Fred
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Author:
Reynolds, Sian
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Publication Date:
20111031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
7.93 x 5.41 x 0.92 in 0.75 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Bizarre crimes drive Vargas's excellent sixth Commissaire Adamsberg mystery (after 2008's The Night's Foul Work). While in London for a conference, Adamsberg and his commandant, Adrien Danglard, inadvertently share in a macabre discovery: 17 shoes found next to Highgate Cemetery — with 17 severed feet inside. Back in Paris, Adamsberg confronts a horrifying, surreal murder: someone has literally torn to shreds Pierre Vaudel, a well-to-do retired journalist, in his living room. The main suspect, Émile Feuillant, Pierre's gardener, certainly has a temper — and a police record. But would a murderer name his silly dog Cupid? A cryptic message sent by Pierre to a woman in Germany and an eerily similar murder in Austria force the investigation to go international. Meanwhile, Adamsberg slowly realizes that a new suspect is emerging: himself. Vargas, who's won the CWA International Dagger three times, keeps her zany plot under tight control all the way to the surprising finish." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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