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ISBN13: 9780143113591
ISBN10: 0143113593
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A # 1 French and Italian bestseller from the three-time winner of the CWA’s International Dagger Award
 
More than ten million copies of Fred Vargas’s Commissaire Adamsberg mysteries have been sold worldwide. Now, American readers are getting hooked on the internationally bestselling author’s unsettling blend of crime and the supernatural.
            As the chief of police in Paris’s seventh arrondissement, Commissaire Adamsberg has no jurisdiction in Ordebec. Yet, he cannot ignore a widow’s plea. Her daughter Lina has seen a vision of the Ghost Riders with four nefarious men. According to the thousand-year-old legend, the vision means that the men will soon die a grisly death. When one of them disappears, Adamsberg races to Ordebec, where he becomes entranced by the gorgeous Lina—and embroiled in the small Normandy town’s ancient feud.

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A phenomenal bestseller in France, This Night's Foul Work is another irresistible installment in the internationally acclaimed Commissaire Adamsberg series.

On the edge of Paris two small-time drug dealers have had their throats cut in a peculiar fashion. Setting out on the trail of the shadowy killer, Commissaire Adamsberg and his detectives travel between Paris and the Normandy countryside. Adamsberg's investigation into these horrible deaths brings him into contact with the attractive Ariane Lagarde -a pathologist who caused him professional grief some twenty-five years ago. There's also a new lieutenant on the scene, whose ties to Adamsberg's past create tension and hostility in his present. Vargas has given us another multi-layered, deliciously-paced and thrilling addition to her acclaimed series.

This Night's Foul Work is the finest novel yet from the wonderful Fred Vargas.

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'In Porquerolles, things were hostile to him. He had tried in vain to tame them. Back there, all the time, he had felt as if there was a tremendous chaos around him, a kind of life that was too vivid, so that the slightest contact with it made his blood pulse more quickly, and prompted a rising fever inside him.'

During his first holiday on the island of Porquerolles Dr Mahe caught a glimpse of something irresistible. As the memory continues to haunt him, he falls prey to a delusion that may offer an escape from his conventional existence - or may destroy him. This is the first English translation of The Mahe Circle, a dark, malevolent depiction of an ordinary man trapped in mundanity and consumed by obsession.

One of Simenon's critically renowned and psychologically rich romans durs,  The Mahé Circle will delight lifelong fans and new readers alike.

Synopsis:

A # 1 French and Italian bestseller from the three-time winner of the CWA’s International Dagger Award
 
More than ten million copies of Fred Vargas’s Commissaire Adamsberg mysteries have been sold worldwide. Now, American readers are getting hooked on the internationally bestselling author’s unsettling blend of crime and the supernatural.
            As the chief of police in Paris’s seventh arrondissement, Commissaire Adamsberg has no jurisdiction in Ordebec. Yet, he cannot ignore a widow’s plea. Her daughter Lina has seen a vision of the Ghost Riders with four nefarious men. According to the thousand-year-old legend, the vision means that the men will soon die a grisly death. When one of them disappears, Adamsberg races to Ordebec, where he becomes entranced by the gorgeous Lina—and embroiled in the small Normandy town’s ancient feud.

About the Author

Fred Vargas is a historian, an archaeologist, and a bestselling, award-winning novelist.

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Douglas, July 3, 2008 (view all comments by Douglas)
A staff recommendation at Powells clued me in to Fred Vargas' mysteries. These are fantastic, filled with intriguing characters, humor, and intelligence. The latest, This Night's Foul Work, continues the joy of following Chief Adamsberg, his colleagues, his on-again, off-again mistress and mother to his small child, and the odd cast of others that people Vargas' stories.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780143113591
Author:
Vargas, Fred
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Translator:
Reynolds, Sian
Author:
Simenon, Georges
Author:
Reynolds, Sian
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Murder
Subject:
France
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Murder - Investigation - France - Paris
Subject:
Police
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Chief Inspector Adamsberg Mysteries
Publication Date:
20080631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5.06 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 368 pages Penguin Books - English 9780143113591 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A phenomenal bestseller in France, This Night's Foul Work is another irresistible installment in the internationally acclaimed Commissaire Adamsberg series.

On the edge of Paris two small-time drug dealers have had their throats cut in a peculiar fashion. Setting out on the trail of the shadowy killer, Commissaire Adamsberg and his detectives travel between Paris and the Normandy countryside. Adamsberg's investigation into these horrible deaths brings him into contact with the attractive Ariane Lagarde -a pathologist who caused him professional grief some twenty-five years ago. There's also a new lieutenant on the scene, whose ties to Adamsberg's past create tension and hostility in his present. Vargas has given us another multi-layered, deliciously-paced and thrilling addition to her acclaimed series.

This Night's Foul Work is the finest novel yet from the wonderful Fred Vargas.

"Synopsis" by ,
'In Porquerolles, things were hostile to him. He had tried in vain to tame them. Back there, all the time, he had felt as if there was a tremendous chaos around him, a kind of life that was too vivid, so that the slightest contact with it made his blood pulse more quickly, and prompted a rising fever inside him.'

During his first holiday on the island of Porquerolles Dr Mahe caught a glimpse of something irresistible. As the memory continues to haunt him, he falls prey to a delusion that may offer an escape from his conventional existence - or may destroy him. This is the first English translation of The Mahe Circle, a dark, malevolent depiction of an ordinary man trapped in mundanity and consumed by obsession.

One of Simenon's critically renowned and psychologically rich romans durs,  The Mahé Circle will delight lifelong fans and new readers alike.

"Synopsis" by ,
A # 1 French and Italian bestseller from the three-time winner of the CWA’s International Dagger Award
 
More than ten million copies of Fred Vargas’s Commissaire Adamsberg mysteries have been sold worldwide. Now, American readers are getting hooked on the internationally bestselling author’s unsettling blend of crime and the supernatural.
            As the chief of police in Paris’s seventh arrondissement, Commissaire Adamsberg has no jurisdiction in Ordebec. Yet, he cannot ignore a widow’s plea. Her daughter Lina has seen a vision of the Ghost Riders with four nefarious men. According to the thousand-year-old legend, the vision means that the men will soon die a grisly death. When one of them disappears, Adamsberg races to Ordebec, where he becomes entranced by the gorgeous Lina—and embroiled in the small Normandy town’s ancient feud.

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