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.
Thrilling... Breathtakingly original... A wildly inventive plot that puts Vargas's real-life expertise (she is an archaeologist) to brilliant use * Sunday Times, Crime Book of the Month * I so enjoyed This Poison Will Remain, real vintage Vargas: playful, thought-provoking, a total delight. And beautifully translated. Adamsberg is one of my favourite detectives -- ANN CLEEVES, author of the Shetland series In This Poison Will Remain, Fred Vargas has delivered an absorbing plot full of twists and spiced with her characteristic wit and style. Adamsberg is a terrific creation and his team of misfits a joy to watch in action -- PETER ROBINSON, author of the DCI Banks series Fred Vargas's books are murder mysteries, yes - cunning, corkscrew murder mysteries - but so much else besides: delicate comedies, engrossing tours of French geography and history, fascinating excursions into folklore and myth Vargas has as loving and sharp an eye for provincial French eccentrics as Simenon... Vargas is an addictive writer whose surreal touches create a curiously solid world * Independent *