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A Climate of Fear By Fred Vargas

A Climate of Fear by Fred Vargas

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Summary

A woman is found dead in her bath. The murder has been disguised as a suicide and a strange symbol is discovered at the scene. Then the symbol is observed near a second victim, who ten years earlier had also taken part in a doomed expedition to Iceland. How are these deaths, and rumours of an Icelandic demon, linked to a secretive local society?

A Climate of Fear Summary

A Climate of Fear by Fred Vargas

THE NEW INSPECTOR ADAMSBERG NOVEL. Longlisted for the CWA International Dagger. A woman is found dead in her bath. The murder has been disguised as a suicide and a strange symbol is discovered at the scene. Then the symbol is observed near a second victim, who ten years earlier had also taken part in a doomed expedition to Iceland. How are these deaths, and rumours of an Icelandic demon, linked to a secretive local society? And what does the mysterious sign mean? Commissaire Adamsberg is about to find out.

A Climate of Fear Reviews

French crime queen's new mystery - her best yet. * Sunday Times *
[Vargas] has won the CWA international dagger four times, confirming her place in the top rank of contemporary crime writers... [A Climate of Fear] is easily the best thing she has ever done... The idea of history repeating itself is at the heart of this stunning novel, which confirms Vargas' fine understanding of the unchanging nature of human passions. * Sunday Times *
A reminder that Fred Vargas is one of the most entertainingly eccentric of all current European crime writers... [It] demonstrates why Vargas is so highly esteemed... Highly impressive. -- Barry Forshaw * Independent *
Vargas writes with strength, erudition and unique imagination... In the crowded world of crime fiction, she's a valuable one-off. A Climate of Fear is one of her best. -- Marcel Berlins * The Times *
A rich and remarkable work that may be her masterpiece. * Crime Scene *

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

GOR008481626
9781784702625
1784702625
A Climate of Fear by Fred Vargas
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2017-06-08
416
Short-listed for CWA International Dagger 2017 (UK)
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