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This Night's Foul Work

A Commissaire Adamsberg Mystery

Fred Vargas - Author

Sian Reynolds - Translator

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ISBN 9780143113591 | 416 pages | 27 May 2008 | Penguin | 5.35 x 7.99in | 18 - AND UP
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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.

Praise for Wash This Blood Clean from My Hand: “ Vargas pulls you . . . into the mystery with a cast of beguiling eccentrics and a plot of escalating intrigue.”
Entertainment Weekly

“ Insanely imaginative . . . One reads to be amazed by the fantastic twists in the bizarre plot. . . . One reads as well to be delighted by the literary grace notes.”
—Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review


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