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This Night's Foul Work (Paperback)

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By Fred Vargas, Sian Reynolds (Translator)
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I've also been reading my way through all the available Fred Vargas Inspector Adamsberg books, The Chalk Circle Man , Seeking Whom He May Devour, Have Mercy on Us All, Wash This Blood Clean From My Hands, This Night's Foul Work, and An Uncertain Place. I do recommend reading them in order (and that list is the order) as this engaging group of characters build from one book to the next. These are a group of wonderfully eccentric characters that the more I read about the more interesing they become. I think these are the perfect books for those Louise Penny fans that are caught up on her series and looking for something just as engaging.

— Adele


A chilling new mystery from France's #1 bestselling writer
Twice awarded the International Dagger by the Crime Writers' Association, Fred Vargas has earned a reputation in Europe as a mystery author of the first order. In This Night's Foul Work, the intuitive Commissaire Adamsberg teams up with Dr. Ariane, a pathologist with whom he crossed paths twenty years ago, to unravel a beguiling mystery that begins with the discovery of two bodies in Paris's Porte de la Chapelle. Adamsberg believes it may be the work of a killer with split personalities, who is choosing his or her victims very carefully. As other murders begin to surface, Adamsberg must move quickly in order to stop the "Angel of Death" from killing again. Intricately plotted and featuring Vargas's wry humor, This Night's Foul Work will keep readers guessing up to the final page.
A Climate of Fear, the latest Commissaire Adamsberg mystery, will soon be available from Penguin.

About the Author

Fred Vargas is a French medieval historian and archaeologist who has a parallel career as a bestselling crime novelist. She adopted the pseudonym from her twin sister, an artist who works as Jo Vargas--after Ava Gardner's character in The Barefoot Contessa. She has published ten mysteries, five of which feature Commissaire Adamsberg. Her detective fiction is published in 32 languages.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780143113591
ISBN-10: 0143113593
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: June 2008
Pages: 409
Language: English
Series: Chief Inspector Adamsberg Mysteries (Paperback)