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Author:
Fred Vargas
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Harvill Secker; Airports/Export Edition edition (February 7, 2008)
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The newcomer, who was small and dark, had stripped to the waist despite the chilly March breeze and was building a wall of breeze-blocks without using a plumb line. Читать онлайн This Night’s Foul Work. This Night’s Foul Work. The fifth book in the Commissaire Adamsberg series, 2008.

This Night's Foul Work is a crime-novel by French author Fred Vargas, an entry in her Commissaire Adamsberg series. The novel is translated into English by Sian Reynolds, translator of Vargas' two previous novels in English, both of which won the Duncan Lawrie International Dagger for best translated crime novel of the year. This Night's Foul Work marks the first time Random House have published one of her novels in hardcover. The title comes from a line of impromptu verse spoken by one of the characters.

This Night’s Foul Work goes beyond the suspense and plot twists expected of detective fiction as Vargas has created enthralling characters with very real emotions. The narrative pace and the conglomeration of oddities and details make for a high level of entertainment and mystery. Vargas sees the novel, and the detective story in particular, as fulfilling some of the same functions as Greek tragedy

This Night’s Foul Work goes beyond the suspense and plot twists expected of detective fiction as Vargas has created enthralling characters with very real emotions’ -French Magazine. I absolutely loved the latest offering from Vargas

This Night’s Foul Work goes beyond the suspense and plot twists expected of detective fiction as Vargas has created enthralling characters with very real emotions’ -French Magazine. I absolutely loved the latest offering from Vargas. The story is bizarre but the humour and lightness in the way it's written make it seem convincing in this alternative Adamsberg universe’ -EuroCrime. The narrative pace and the conglomeration of oddities and details make for a high level of entertainment and mystery’ -Bookbag. In theory, Fred Vargas’s novels ought not to work

This Night’s Foul Work. This Night’s Foul Work goes beyond the suspense and plot twists expected of detective fiction as Vargas has created enthralling characters with very real emotions.

This Night’s Foul Work. Finalist for the Duncan Lawrie International Dagger. Vargas sees the novel, and the detective story in particular, as fulfilling some of the same functions as Greek tragedy.

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Between two shuddering bouts of wakefulness, he had dreamed that one ibex – but which one, the brown or the ginger? – had gone crashing down the mountain. An informal conference, or rather a sort of funeral session, had spontaneously opened that morning at the Serious Crime Squad. The officers were all hunched over on their seats, cramped with anxiety. None of us has voiced it,’ Adamsberg began, ‘but we all know Retancourt hasn’t wandered off, or been hospitalised, or lost her memory. She’s fallen into the hands of our maniac

In This Night's Foul Work, the intuitive Commissaire Adamsberg teams up with Dr. Ariane, a. .Wry humor and offbeat plots blend with a subtly dangerous charm to make Fred Vargas the queen of French crime writers. Martin Walker, author of the Bruno, Chief of Police Series.

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. The fifth book in the Commissaire Adamsberg series, 2008

This Night’s Foul Work. Jean-Baptiste Adamsberg had been working on his wall, unperturbed by the watchful gaze of the old man across the way but wondering when he would be coming over to test him out in person. He watched as a tall figure with striking, deeply scored features and a shock of white hair walked across the little garden at a dignified pace.

  • The 5th Commissaire Jean-Baptiste Adamsberg mystery.

    Two drug dealers are found with their throats cut, presumably victims of their dangerous trade. However, Inspector Adamsberg thinks otherwise, and calls upon Dr. Ariane to help with the case. She is a pathologist he liked and knew twenty years ago, and whom he professionally embarrassed when he exposed a mistake she had made.

    There are also a series of mysterious mutilations of wild deer, desecrations of graves, thefts of sacred relic bones, ghost sightings, and the deaths of young women who are virgins. Suspects include a psychopathic nurse who escapes from prison and has vowed revenge upon Adamsberg who put her there, and a new member to his squad, Veyrenc, who was injured and permanently scarred by a gang of boys led by Adamsberg years ago.

    Fred Vargas (female author) is highly skilled at weaving many colorful characters while navigating the reader through many creative sub-plots (i.e. finding the formula for eternal life). This is the type of mystery one hates to put down. A great thriller.

  • "Stands to reason," wise old men keep saying in this novel. But there's nothing reasonable about the crimes Commissaire Adamsberg is investigating, or the methodical maniac behind them.

    Adamsberg is at an interesting point in life. He's just moved into a house that's haunted by a long-dead bloodthirsty nun. His beloved Camille, who has rejected him, is treating him as a mere friend and convenient babysitter for their son. And the new recruit in his office from his native village is nursing a possibly murderous grudge against him.

    Meanwhile Adamsberg is encountering crimes that are not what they seem. In Paris, two young men with dubious occupations are found with their throats slit. In Normandy, the grave of a thirty-something virgin is desecrated, and a stag is killed in an unsportsmanlike fashion, with its heart cut out.

    As events unfold, Adamsberg is obsessed with minutia and absurdly hypothetical by turns. His wild and wooly mental processes find a match in the elaborate planning and staging of crimes by the killer, whose bizarre purpose is beyond even Adamsberg's imagination.

    The eccentric members of Adamsberg's Murder Squad add to the fun. Danglard, the walking encyclopedia, is hitting the bottle harder than ever. Retancourt, the tank-like woman officer who saved Adamsberg's life in a previous book, continues to "channel her energy" in mysterious ways. Kernorkian is afraid of dogs, germs and the dark. The narcoleptic Mercadet, when awake, demonstrates a real genius for figures. And the new recruit versifies compulsively in twelve-syllable Alexandrines.

    As always Vargas keeps the reader spellbound throughout an incredibly convoluted plot by the sheer power of her dazzling prose style. In her photo on the back of this book, Vargas looks young enough to produce a lot more Commissaire Adamsberg mysteries. I sincerely hope she does, and soon.

  • One of my book group friends told me about this woman's writing- had never heard of her despite my being a mystery junkie. The books are wry existential gems, with wonderful historical and anthropological aspects and insights. Adamsberg and his cronies are delightful characters. I can't wait to see the French TV series to see if it matches how I see the characters. Reminds me of how much I love Camilleri's books.

  • I discovered Fred Vargos last year and have read everything that's been published in English. This particular book, like the rest of this series, was excellent! I love the central character since he's unlike any of the detective types in the U.S. or England. I know that I'm going to be surprised by 'who did it' which is a delight since 99.99% of the time I always have figured it out, sometimes in the first 2 chapters which makes the read uneventful. Fred always surprises me and her characters are so unique yet believable. I hope that there is a push to get everything she's done translated asap! (And you gotta love a female named 'Fred.')

  • There is no writer out there who does what Fred Vargas does. Her ability to describe the unreasoning and unconscious aspects of the human mind within the constraints of the crime/thriller/mystery genre is unlike any other modern writer. She holds my attention at all points in her tales, weaving contrasting and compelling portraits of not only her hero, Adamsberg, but the other players in her dramas. She leaves me wanting more and more of these wonderful plots and the amazing Adamsberg. She has some formidable fellow authors out there; but, quite frankly, she is in a league of her own.

  • What I always enjoy about Vargas's Inspector Adamsberg mysteries is the knowledge that I'll finish the current one and cast about for her next.

    This Night's Foul Work is no different, and may be one of the better ones she's written so far. The characters are wonderful and she evokes the places of Normandy and Paris so simply, so easily, that it is clear she knows of what she writes.

    I suspect you'll finish this book in two nights...at most. Or, if you really like a good detective mystery, in one long night. This Night's Foul Work is just too good to stop.

  • From the first pages of this book it is apparent why Fred Vargas is the most popular writer in France. Inspector Adamsberg is a unique character, a sort of antihero hero. He is not handsome or the neatest dresser, nor is he concerned with the impression he makes, but he is cerebral and in touch with the psychological and spiritual side of the humans he encounters. His team of investigators are equally imperfect but appealing characters. A well translated, fast paced, and exciting read.

  • the Vargas books are trips and beautifully written.