Tag Archives: gripping

Code name Verity

Received free from NetGalley “Verity” has been captured by the Germans. Held in a converted hotel in France she is tortured and [...]

The chalk circle man

Author: Fred Vargas ; trans from the french by Sian Reynolds An Adamsberg novel Chief Inspector Jean-Baptiste Adamsberg has recently bee [...]

This Night’s Foul Work

Author: Fred Vargas Trans: Sian Reynolds

As you may already know I'm a big fan of Fred Vargas' work and while this one is a library cop [...]


Wash this blood clean from my hand

trans. Sian Reynolds I'm a huge fan of Fred Vargas' work. And this book is no exception. The star, once more, is Commissaire Adamsberg. The [...]

Suite Francaise

Author: Irene Nireovsky

Two novellas and some appendices make up this book. The two fiction pieces were intended to be part of a series [...]


The Three Evangelists

The first Vargas book I read was Seeking Whom He May Devour, which I loved, and the reason I picked it up was because I liked t [...]

Seeking Whom He May Devour

Fred Vargas Trans from the French: David Bellos Yes again a cover influenced purchase, so I am glad to report that a good cover can lead to [...]

Le Chevalier de Sainte-Hermine

Lucretia Again posted this great news. A new Alexandre Dumas novel has been found and it to be published. Believed to be the great writer [...]
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