Vargas, Fred This Night's Foul Work

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This Night's Foul Work

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On the outskirts of Paris, two men have been found with their throats cut. It is assumed that this is a drug-related incident of the kind so often uncovered in that area of town. But Adamsberg is convinced that there is more to it. Anxious to keep control of the case, he must call in a favour from the pathologist Ariane Lagarde, someone he had come up against twenty-three years previously. The trail also leads Adamsberg to a cemetery, where a grave has been disturbed with no apparent motive. Could this be the work of the elderly nurse - a serial killer caught by Adamsberg two years ago and recently escaped from prison? Meanwhile a new lieutenant has been assigned to the team. There is something disquieting about him, not least when it emerges that he is from a neighbouring village in the Pyrenees, known for its feuds with Adamsberg's own childhood home. "This Night's Foul Work" is another riveting case for that most engaging of contemporary detectives, Jean-Baptiste Adamsberg, and another triumph from the redoubtable Fred Vargas.

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'Vargas's latest continues on the humorous and original eccentricity of her work', -- The Herald

`The fascination of Fred Vargas's books is due as much to her characters as her plots... sit back and enjoy'.
-- Sunday Telegraph

`a splendid translation by Sian Reynolds...excellent!' -- Tangledweb.co.uk

`stylish prose and strong characters' -- Financial Times

`this is fascinating and infuriating in equal measure' -- Gaurdian

'Her [writing has] been enthralling readers for over a decade'
-- Sunday Telegraph

`If you haven't cottoned on to Vargas's brilliant Adamsberg detective stories, you're missing a treat'.
-- Scotland on Sunday

`The book progresses at a leisurely pace but it holds the interest'
-- The Irish Times Weekend, Vincent Banville

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Another riveting case for that most engaging of contemporary detectives, Jean-Baptiste Adamsberg, and another triumph from Fred Vargas, twice winner of the Duncan Lawrie International Dagger.

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Book Description Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom, London, 2008. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. On the outskirts of Paris, two men have been found with their throats cut. It is assumed that this is a drug-related incident of the kind so often uncovered in that area of town. But Adamsberg is convinced that there is more to it. Anxious to keep control of the case, he must call in a favour from the pathologist Ariane Lagarde, someone he had come up against twenty-three years previously. The trail also leads Adamsberg to a cemetery, where a grave has been disturbed with no apparent motive. Could this be the work of the elderly nurse - a serial killer caught by Adamsberg two years ago and recently escaped from prison? Meanwhile a new lieutenant has been assigned to the team. There is something disquieting about him, not least when it emerges that he is from a neighbouring village in the Pyrenees, known for its feuds with Adamsberg's own childhood home. "This Night's Foul Work" is another riveting case for that most engaging of contemporary detectives, Jean-Baptiste Adamsberg, and another triumph from the redoubtable Fred Vargas. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Seller Inventory # GOR001712950

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