Crime & mysteryAnother riveting case for the engaging contemporary detective, Jean-Baptiste Adamsberg. On the outskirts of Paris, two men have been found with their throats cut. It is assumed that this is a drug-related incident of the kind so often uncovered in that area of town. But Adamsberg is convinced there is more to it than that. He's not wrong...
Crime & mysteryCommissaire Adamsberg is in Quebec on a training mission, when he is accused of having savagely murdered a young woman. The murder fits a pattern of killings that has happened in the past; Adamsberg must go on the run from the Canadian police and track down the terrifying killer himself. 'Fred Vargas has a wonderfully offbeat imagination that makes each of her novels a refreshing delight' Guardian
Dopo aver letto questo libro, l'esistenza con le sue verità essenziali non avrà più alcun segreto per voi. Saprete tutto del lombrico, della valigetta a pressione, di quella ad antipressione, e dell'amore redentore. Saprete qualcosa persino del compagno di Fred Vargas, che da più di un mese non dà notizie, ma tanto l'autrice ha in testa solo il suo trattato e poi "gli altri non si cambiano". Saprete della sorella pittrice, della madre che passa come un colpo di vento, e anche del campanile di Villiers d'Écaudart, paesino della Normandia che sembra essere per Vargas quel che Weimar fu per Goethe. Affinerete finalmente la vostra comprensione dell'esistenza attraverso i concetti di attesa e di nulla, attraverso le figure dell'astice e del pitone.
When strange blue chalk circles start appearing overnight on the pavements of Paris, the press take up the story with amusement and psychiatrists trot out their theories. Jean-Baptiste Adamsberg, a policeman is alone in thinking that this is not a game and far from amusing.
On the outskirts of Paris, 2 men have been found with their throats cut. It is assumed that this is a drug-related incident of the kind so often uncovered in that area of town. But Adamsberg is convinced that there is more to it. The trail also leads Adamsberg to a cemetery, where a grave has been disturbed with no apparent motive.
Commissaire Adamsberg leaves Paris for a conference in London. Accompanying him are Estalere, a young sergeant, and Commandant Danglard, who is terrified at the idea of travelling beneath the Channel. It is a welcome change of scenery, until a macabre and brutal case comes to the attention of their colleague Radstock from New Scotland Yard.
JOINT-WINNER OF THE CWA INTERNATIONAL DAGGER AND EURO CRIME''S FAVOURITE READ OF 2013 ''People will die,'' says the panic-stricken woman outside police headquarters. She has been standing in blazing sunshine for more than an hour, and refuses to speak to anyone besides Commissaire Adamsberg. Her daughter has seen a vision: ghostly horsemen who target the most nefarious characters in Normandy. Since the middle ages there have been stories of murderers, rapists, those with serious crimes on their conscience, meeting a grizzly end following a visitation by the riders. Soon after the young woman''s vision a notoriously cruel man disappears, and the local police dismiss the matter as superstition. Although the case is far outside his jurisdiction, Adamsberg agrees to investigate the strange happenings in a village terrorised by wild rumours and ancient feuds.