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The Accordionist By Fred Vargas

The Accordionist by Fred Vargas

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Summary

SHORTLISTED FOR THE CWA INTERNATIONAL DAGGER 2018

When two Parisian women are murdered in their homes, the police suspect young accordionist Clement Vauquer.

The Accordionist Summary

The Accordionist by Fred Vargas

SHORTLISTED FOR THE CWA INTERNATIONAL DAGGER 2018

When two Parisian women are murdered in their homes, the police suspect young accordionist Clement Vauquer. As he was seen outside both of the apartments in question, it seems like an open-and-shut case.

Desperate for a chance to prove his innocence, Clement disappears. He seeks refuge with old Marthe, the only mother figure he has ever known, who calls in ex-special investigator Louis Kehlweiler.

Louis is soon faced with his most complex case yet and he calls on some unconventional friends to help him. He must show that Clement is not responsible and solve a fiendish riddle to find the killer...

The Accordionist Reviews

It's all rather delightfully bonkers, a playful and subversively unorthodox take on the private eye novel by a master of her craft -- Declan Burke * Irish Times *
A real wonder of a book, in all senses of the word * Waterford Today *
The book is as beguiling as previous entries in the Three Evangelists series, with the pleasure here coming from the comic interplay between the unconventional sleuths -- Barry Forshaw * Guardian *
Vargas is the poet of modern French crime writing, her work has a slightly ethereal feel... this is solid gold Euro-noir crime fiction. A high calibre literary thriller that entertains with aplomb... The Accordionist is cleverly plotted, the intensity builds and what starts out as intriguing becomes more involving as the reader is gripped by the fundamental question, 'who did it?' More than other crime novels, you have to surrender to Vargas's vision of the world, one that you will not instantly recognise but may come to love... The Accordionist satisfies the most ardent noir strictures; slightly subversive, strong plotting, droll humour, inventive twists and elegant prose. This is a real treat for lovers of intelligent crime fiction -- Paul Burke * Nudge *
Shockingly original, disturbingly eccentric and massively involving, Vargas books are a step beyond ordinary crime fiction and take you on a startling journey... Their quirky interplay and unconventional way of thinking...makes for a droll, entertaining read. Translator Sian Reynolds has a knack of rendering their cadences and ticks into readable English * Connexion *

About Fred Vargas

Fred Vargas was born in Paris in 1957. A historian and archaeologist by profession, she is now a bestselling novelist. Her books have sold over 10 million copies worldwide and have been translated into 45 languages.

Additional information

GOR009377283
9781784701604
1784701602
The Accordionist by Fred Vargas
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2018-08-16
256
Short-listed for CWA International Dagger 2018 (UK)
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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