'Ingenious. Slick, creepy and full of engaging odd characters, this thriller is a class act' - Independent
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.
Commissaire Adamsberg must be the most engaging French detective
since Maigret * Scotland on Sunday *
Poetic, offbeat and gently addictive. Her prose has an unusual deftness, a wry humour. A unique voice * Guardian *
An intriguing, idiosyncratic voice * Time Out *
An absolute masterwork. One of the best books of the year * Toronto Globe & Mail *
A work of real class - its characters sharp, multi-faceted and original, and its style crisply intelligent * Herald *