This Night's Foul Work

This Night's Foul Work

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A chilling new mystery from France's #1 bestselling writer Twice awarded the International Dagger by the Crime Writers' Association, Fred Vargas has earned a reputation in Europe as a mystery author of the first order. In This Night's Foul Work, the intuitive Commissaire Adamsberg teams up with Dr. Ariane, a pathologist with whom he crossed paths twenty years ago, to unravel a beguiling mystery that begins with the discovery of two bodies in Paris's Porte de la Chapelle. Adamsberg believes it may be the work of a killer with split personalities, who is choosing his or her victims very carefully. As other murders begin to surface, Adamsberg must move quickly in order to stop the "Angel of Death" from killing again. Intricately plotted and featuring Vargas's wry humor, This Night's Foul Work will keep readers guessing up to the final page. A Climate of Fear, the latest Commissaire Adamsberg mystery, will soon be available from Penguin.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 409 pages
  • 124.46 x 200.66 x 30.48mm | 317.51g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 0143113593
  • 9780143113591
  • 707,043

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Praise for Wash This Blood Clean from My Hand:
"A celebration of the grand French tradition of crime writing. . . . It's finely crafted, elegantly written and very modernist." - "The Globe and Mail"
"Plenty of tense entertainment." - "Toronto Star"
"Wash This Blood Clean from My Hand establishes Vargas beyond doubt as a cool, clever, original and deeply humane crime writer." - "The Times Literary Supplement"
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About Fred Vargas

Fred Vargas is a French medieval historian and archaeologist who has a parallel career as a bestselling crime novelist. She adopted the pseudonym from her twin sister, an artist who works as Jo Vargas--after Ava Gardner's character in The Barefoot Contessa. She has published ten mysteries, five of which feature Commissaire Adamsberg. Her detective fiction is published in 32 languages.
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2,983 ratings
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3 19% (555)
2 3% (96)
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