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    An Uncertain Place (Commissaire Adamsberg) (Paperback) By (author) Fred Vargas, Translated by Sian Reynolds

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    DescriptionCommissaire Adamsberg leaves Paris for a three-day conference in London. Accompanying him are Estalere, a young sergeant, and Commandant Danglard, who is terrified at the idea of travelling beneath the Channel. It is a welcome change of scenery, until a macabre and brutal case comes to the attention of their colleague Radstock from New Scotland Yard. Just outside the gates of the baroque Highgate Cemetery a pile of shoes is found. Not so strange in itself, but the shoes contain severed feet. As Scotland Yard's investigation begins, Adamsberg and his colleagues return home and are confronted with a massacre in a suburban home. Adamsberg and Danglard are drawn in to a trail of vampires and vampire-hunters that leads them all the way to Serbia, a place where the old certainties no longer apply. In Fred Vargas' riveting new novel, Commissaire Adamsberg finds himself in the line of fire as never before.


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    Title
    An Uncertain Place
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Fred Vargas, Translated by Sian Reynolds
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 416
    Width: 153 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 29 mm
    Weight: 547 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781846554452
    ISBN 10: 1846554454
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: FF
    DC22: FIC
    BIC E4L: CRI
    LC subject heading:
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.1
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11200
    Ingram Subject Code: FM
    DC22: 843.914
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: FIC022000
    BIC subject category V2: FGC
    Thema V1.0: FF
    Publisher
    VINTAGE
    Imprint name
    HARVILL SECKER
    Publication date
    02 May 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    "One of today's few truly original writers of crime fiction: disturbing, unruly, droll and poetic." -- Marcel Berlins The Times "Wonderfully intricate and Gothic" Independent "This is the seventh outing for Jean-Baptiste Adamsberg, Fred Vargas's thoughtful, laid-back police chief, and the series shows no signs of flagging; An Uncertain Place is full of wit and invention, with a plot that satisfies both intellect and emotion." -- Annabella Bankhouse Times Literary Supplement "With its idiosyncratic detective and taut plot, this is crime fiction writing at its most intriguing." Marie Claire "As ever, Vargas's characters inhabit a world where reason and myth collide, and the result is a thrilling read." -- Joan Smith Sunday Times