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An Uncertain Place By Fred Vargas

An Uncertain Place by Fred Vargas

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Summary

Three-times winner of the CWA International Dagger for Crime Fiction

Commissaire Adamsberg has left Paris for a police conference in London, accompanied by anglophile Commandant Danglard and Estalere, a young sergeant. Both the dead man's son and gardener have motives for murder, but soon another candidate for the killing emerges.

An Uncertain Place Summary

An Uncertain Place by Fred Vargas

Three-times winner of the CWA International Dagger for Crime Fiction

Commissaire Adamsberg has left Paris for a police conference in London, accompanied by anglophile Commandant Danglard and Estalere, a young sergeant. The city offers a welcome change of scenery until a gruesome discovery is made - just outside the gates of Highgate Cemetery a pile of shoes, all containing severed feet, is found.

Returning to Paris, the three men are then confronted with the violent killing and dismemberment of a wealthy, elderly man. Both the dead man's son and gardener have motives for murder, but soon another candidate for the killing emerges. As Adamsberg investigates the links between these two unsettling crimes, he puts himself at terrible risk.

An Uncertain Place Reviews

One of today's few truly original writers of crime fiction: disturbing, unruly, droll and poetic -- Marcel Berlins * The Times *
Frederique Vargas['s]...imaginative characters put most of America's top-rated crime writers to shame * Observer *
Wonderfully intricate and gothic -- Jane Jakeman * Independent *
An Uncertain Place is full of wit and invention, with a plot that satisfies both intellect and emotion -- Annabella Bankhouse * Times Literary Supplement *
As ever, Vargas's characters inhabit a world where reason and myth collide, and the result is a thrilling read -- Joan Smith * Sunday Times *

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

GOR003781165
9780099552239
009955223X
An Uncertain Place by Fred Vargas
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2012-04-05
416
N/A
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