Translated from the French by Sian Reynolds The thrilling new novel from one of Europe's finest crime writers. 20050217
Fred Vargas was born in Paris in 1957. A historian and archaeologist by profession, she is now a bestselling novelist. Her books have been translated into thirty-two languages.
'A work of real class - its characters sharp, multi-faceted and original, and its style crisply intelligent.' Glasgow Herald; 'Slick, creepy and full of engagingly odd characters, this thriller is a class act.' MATTHEW REISZ, Independent; 'Commissaire Adamsberg - the dreamy, irrational flic in Vargas's crime novels- must be the most engaging French detective since Malgret' SB Kelly, Scotland on Sunday; 'Poetic, offbeat and gently addictive. Her prose has an unusual deftness, a wry humour. A unique voice' Guardian"