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This Poison Will Remain (#9 Adamsberg)

Fred Vargas Sian Reynolds

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Harvill
06 August 2019
Fiction & Literature; Crime & mystery; Thriller & suspense; Fiction in translation
The exhilarating new Inspector Adamsberg novel from France's multi-million-copy bestselling crime fiction star 'Adamsberg is one of my favourite detectives... I so enjoyed This Poison Will Remain' ANN CLEEVES 'Absorbing... Full of twists and spiced with Vargas's characteristic wit and style' PETER ROBINSON 'Vargas's books are...cunning, corkscrew murder mysteries' A.J. FINN After three elderly men are bitten by spiders, everyone assumes that their deaths are tragic accidents. But at police headquarters in Paris, Inspector Adamsberg begins to suspect that the case is far more complex than first appears. It isn't long before Adamsberg is investigating a series of rumours and allegations that take him to the south of France. Decades ago, at La Misericorde orphanage, shocking events took place involving the same species of spider- the recluse. For Adamsberg, these haunting crimes hold the key to proving that the three men were targeted by an ingenious serial killer. His team, however, is not convinced. He must put his reputation on the line to trace the murderer before the death toll rises...
By:   Fred Vargas
Translated by:   Sian Reynolds
Imprint:   Harvill
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 153mm,  Spine: 30mm
Weight:   502g
ISBN:   9781787300514
ISBN 10:   178730051X
Series:   Commissaire Adamsberg
Pages:   416
Publication Date:   06 August 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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.

Reviews for This Poison Will Remain (#9 Adamsberg)

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 *


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