Download the Free Fishpond App!
Download on the App Store

Android App on Google play
Have Mercy on Us All (Commissaire Adamsberg)

Already own it?

Sell Yours
Home » Books » Fiction & Literature » Mystery & Detective » General

Have Mercy on Us All

Commissaire Adamsberg

By Fred Vargas

Elsewhere $33.22 $17   Save $16.22 (49%)
Free shipping Australia wide
Ships from UK
New or Used: 2 copies from $8.76
Order Now for Christmas with e-Gift
Rating:
 
Register or sign-in to rate and get recommendations.
Format: Paperback, 400 pages
Published In: United Kingdom, 07 October 2004
Each day, in honour of a Parisian tradition, a town crier calls out the local news to all who will listen. Over the course of a few days a number of disturbing messages are slipped in to his box, messages of portentous and malicious intent referring to the Black Death. Strange marks have also appeared on the doors of several buildings: symbols once used to ward off the plague. Detective Commissaire Adamsberg begins to sense a connection, even a grotesque menace. Then charred and flea-bitten corpses are found. The press seizes on their plague-like symptoms, and the panic sets in...

Promotional Information

'A delicious Parisian chiller' Boyd Tonkin, Independent

About the Author

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.

Reviews

"One of the most fetchingly weird detectives...Adamsberg is a bit like Morse, but much more French. An unusual, eccentric thriller" Daily Telegraph "Fred Vargas has everything: complex and surprising plots, good pace, various and eccentric characters, a sense of place and history, individualized dialogue, wit and style" Times Literary Supplement "Moody, tense and grotesque, Vargas's prize-winning novel is a fascinating exploration of Paris's dark side" Guardian "No procedural, this, as we follow the twists and turns of Adamsberg's intuition - but it is thoroughly high-class entertainment, notably as Vargas is not afraid to test herself with the narrative" Time Out "On the basis of this elegantly twisted crime novel, Vargas is clearly an author who will rank alongside Henning Mankell. The detective, Commissaire Adamsberg, is the antithesis of Sherlock Homes: intuitive, preternaturally alert to hunches, and shabbier than Colombo. The plot kinks and switches in an utterly compelling manner. Creepy, sophisticated and wonderfully off-beat" Scotland on Sunday

EAN: 9780099453642
ISBN: 0099453649
Publisher: Vintage
Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.5 centimetres (0.18 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
Tell a friend

Their Email:

Sell Yours

Already own this item?
Sell Yours and earn some cash. It's fast and free to list! (Learn More.)

1 review(s)
All Reviews
1
1
Customer on
+1
Superintendent Adamsberg leads a cast of eclectic characters who uncover a bizarre set of clues which suggest that the black death plague may be once again threatening the citizens of Paris. Set in contemporary times this novel provides glimpses of a dark Paris where slights are no forgotten and revenge is not always sweet. I am very happy to of found such a wonderful writer and will be searching out other Fred Vargas mysteries.

Review this Product

BAD GOOD
 

Related Searches

 

Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners

You can earn a 5% commission by selling Have Mercy on Us All (Commissaire Adamsberg) on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep!

 

Authors/Publishers

Are you the Author/Publisher? Improve sales by submitting additional information on this title.

 

This item ships from and is sold by Fishpond World Ltd.