The Chalk Circle Man (A Commissaire Adamsberg Mystery #1)

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The Chalk Circle Man (A Commissaire Adamsberg Mystery #1)

By  Fred Vargas , Translated by  Sian Reynolds
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“Wildly imaginative.”—The New York Times

“Adamsberg is a terrific creation and his team of misfits a joy to watch in action.”—Peter Robinson, New York Times bestselling author of the Inspector Banks series

When blue chalk circles begin to appear on the pavement in neighborhoods around Paris, Commissaire Adamsberg is alone in thinking that they are far from amusing. As he studies each new circle and the increasingly bizarre objects they contain - empty beer cans, four trombones, a pigeon's foot, a doll's head - he senses the cruelty that lies within whoever is responsible. And when a circle is discovered with decidedly less banal contents - a woman with her throat slashed - Adamsberg knows that this is just the beginning.

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.

ISBN: 9780143115953

ISBN-10: 9780143115953

Publisher: Penguin Books

Publication Date: 06/30/2009 - 12:00am

On Sale: 06/30/2009 - 12:00am

Pages: 256

Language: English


Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural

Fiction / Thrillers / Crime

Fiction / Crime