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Synopsis: When two Parisian women are shockingly murdered in their homes, the police suspect young accordionist Clément Vauquer, who was seen outside both of the apartments in question. It seems on the surface like an open-and-shut case.
But now Clément has disappeared from public view. His likeness has appeared in the papers and detectives from Paris to Nevers are on his tail. To have a chance of proving his innocence, he seeks refuge with old Marthe, a former prostitute and the only mother figure he has known.
Marthe calls ex-special investigator Louis Kehlweiler to help Clément. But what Louis uncovers is anything but straightforward, and he must call on some unconventional friends to help him solve his most complex case yet. Not only must Louis try to prove Clément’s innocence, he must solve a fiendish riddle to lead him to the killer...
A THREE EVANGELISTS NOVEL
"It’s all rather delightfully bonkers, a playful and subversively unorthodox take on the private eye novel by a master of her craft" (Declan Burke Irish Times)
"A real wonder of a book, in all senses of the word" (Waterford Today)
"The book is as beguiling as previous entries in the Three Evangelists series, with the pleasure here coming from the comic interplay between the unconventional sleuths" (Barry Forshaw Guardian)
"Vargas is the poet of modern French crime writing, her work has a slightly ethereal feel... this is solid gold Euro-noir crime fiction. A high calibre literary thriller that entertains with aplomb... The Accordionist is cleverly plotted, the intensity builds and what starts out as intriguing becomes more involving as the reader is gripped by the fundamental question, ‘who did it?’ More than other crime novels, you have to surrender to Vargas’s vision of the world, one that you will not instantly recognise but may come to love... The Accordionist satisfies the most ardent noir strictures; slightly subversive, strong plotting, droll humour, inventive twists and elegant prose. This is a real treat for lovers of intelligent crime fiction" (Paul Burke Nudge)
"Shockingly original, disturbingly eccentric and massively involving, Vargas books are a step beyond ordinary crime fiction and take you on a startling journey... Their quirky interplay and unconventional way of thinking...makes for a droll, entertaining read. Translator Sián Reynolds has a knack of rendering their cadences and ticks into readable English" (Connexion)
Title: The Accordionist
Publisher: Random House UK
Publication Date: 2018
Book Condition: New
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