The Chalk Circle Man (Commissaire Adamsberg)

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Jean-Baptiste Adamsberg is not like other policemen. His methods appear unorthodox in the extreme: he doesn't search for clues; he ignores obvious suspects and arrests people with cast-iron alibis; he appears permanently distracted. In spite of all this his colleagues are forced to admit that he is a born cop.

When strange blue chalk circles start appearing overnight on the pavements of Paris, only Adamsberg takes them - and the increasingly bizarre objects found within them - seriously. And when the body of a woman with her throat savagely cut is found in one, only Adamsberg realises that other murders will soon follow.

Winner of The Crime Writers' Association Duncan Lawrie International Dagger.

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"She wants to surprise, unsettle, frustrate and amuse - and succeeds in writing a gripping novel that takes readers out of their comfort zones" ( The Scotsman)

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"The novel shows Vargas in riveting form right from the start of her writing career" ( The Times)

"Witty, inventive and vaguely surreal, this novel should win over the most diehard crime fiction fans" (Melissa McClemets Financial Times)

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"The wonderful Commissaire Adamsberg novels by... Fred Vargas have been runaway successes in Britain."

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