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Sous Les Vents De Neptune (French Edition) (original 2004; edition 2009)

by Fred Vargas

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Between 1943 and 2003 nine people have been stabbed to death with a most unusual weapon- a trident. In each case, arrests were made, suspects confessed their crimes and were sentenced to life in prison. One slightly worrying detail- each presumed murderer lost consciousness during the night of the crime and has no recollection of it.Commissaire Adamsberg is convinced all the murders are the work of one person, the terrifying Judge Fulgence. Years before, Adamsberg's own brother had been the principal suspect in a similar case and avoided prison only thanks to Adamsberg's help.History repeats itself when Adamsberg, who is temporarily based in Quebec for a training mission, is accused of having savagely murdered a young woman he had met. In order to prove his innocence, Adamsberg must go on the run from the Canadian police and find Judge Fulgence.… (more)
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Wash This Blood Clean From My Hand by Fred Vargas (2004)

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I'm a huge fan of Fred Vargas' work. And this book is no exception. The star, once more, is Commissaire Adamsberg. The plot revolves around a series of murders, the first in 1943, the latest takes place in the present of the book. Adamsberg has a special interest in this case, and the judge he believes to have committed these crimes. In each case the murder victim is killed by three stab wounds. And in each case an assailant has been found, always suffering from amnesia but also having a murder weapon in his possession. In each case the police decide that this individual is responsible and, there you go, case closed. Adamsberg is not so sure.

Full review: http://www.susanhatedliterature.net/2008/02/18/wash-this-blood-clean-from-my-han... ( )
  Fence | Jan 5, 2021 |
Adamsberg not so successful when transplanted to Quebec. I'm reviewing long after having read it, and I have to say ... unmemorable. ( )
  jtck121166 | Jun 9, 2020 |
Vargas macht süchtig Durch Zufall stößt Adamsberg auf einen gräßlichen Mord - ein Mädchen wurde mit einem Dreizack erstochen. Eines ähnlichen Verbrechens wurde einst sein jüngerer Bruder Raphaël verdächtigt. Doch seitdem sind 30 Jahre vergangen, der wirkliche Mörder ist längst begraben. Wer also mordet weiter mit gleicher Waffe? Für Adamsberg beginnt ein atemloser, einsamer Lauf gegen die Zeit.
  Fredo68 | May 14, 2020 |
Je suis en train d'écouter le troisième Adamsberg l'un après l'autre, et franchement je ne sais plus ce que ca a donné. Tout se mélange, et pendant que c'est amusant - et intriguant - en le lisant, je n'arrive pas à me rappeller grand chose quelques jours après.
  Kindlegohome | Jul 12, 2018 |
Adamsberg in scacco?

Bellissima avventura che mette duramente alla prova il nostro "spalatore di nuvole". Vicende familiari dolorose tornano a galla dal passato, fantasmi di gioventù si materializzano in una catena di omicidi apparentemente scollegati, amnesìe inesplicabili portano a dubitare del proprio "io" e mettono pericolosamente sulla strada dell'autopunizione. Ma lentamente ogni tassello trova una sua collocazione, diabolica, precisa, potente come il fantasma con cui Adamsberg si trova a duellare. Sulla strada verso la luce della verità, personaggi incredibili per umanità e capacità: una "hacker" ultrasessantenne che ruba ai ricchi per "pareggiare" i conti, poliziotti canadesi di una correttezza disarmante, una collega burbera ma piena di risorse, donne tradite da uomini troppo presi da sè stessi. Esilarante lo slang dei "quebecchesi" che Adamsberg sembra capire non tanto "letteralmente" quanto "emotivamente". Il tutto condito come sempre da riferimenti reali e plausibili come la storia degli uomini, ingiustizie piccole pareggiate sulla lunga scala del tempo.
  Magrathea | Dec 30, 2017 |
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Crespo, AurelioTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Elligers, AnneTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Klakovoĭ, E.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Will all the great Neptune's ocean wash this blood 
Clean from my hand?
   - Macbeth, II.ii
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À ma sœur jumelle, Jo Vargas
To my twin sister, Jo Vargas
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Leaning his shoulder against the dark basement wall, Jean-Baptiste Adamsberg stood contemplating the enormous central heating boiler which had suddenly stopped working, two days before.
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Original French title = Sous les vents de Neptune; English title = Wash This Blood Clean from My Hand
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Between 1943 and 2003 nine people have been stabbed to death with a most unusual weapon- a trident. In each case, arrests were made, suspects confessed their crimes and were sentenced to life in prison. One slightly worrying detail- each presumed murderer lost consciousness during the night of the crime and has no recollection of it.Commissaire Adamsberg is convinced all the murders are the work of one person, the terrifying Judge Fulgence. Years before, Adamsberg's own brother had been the principal suspect in a similar case and avoided prison only thanks to Adamsberg's help.History repeats itself when Adamsberg, who is temporarily based in Quebec for a training mission, is accused of having savagely murdered a young woman he had met. In order to prove his innocence, Adamsberg must go on the run from the Canadian police and find Judge Fulgence.

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In this remarkable addition to the Commissaire Adamsberg series, has a serial killer followed Adamsberg to Canada on his training mission?

Between 1943 and 2003, nine people have been stabbed to death with a most unusual weapon: a trident. In each case, arrests were made, suspects confessed their crime and were sentenced to life. One slightly worrying detail: all the presumed murderers lost consciousness during the night of the crime and cannot remember whether they actually did it or not. Commissaire Adamsberg is convinced all the murders are the work of one person: the terrifying Judge Fulgence. Years before, Adamsberg's own brother had been the principal suspect in a similar case and avoided prison only thanks to Adamsberg's help. History now repeats itself when Adamsberg, who is temporarily based in Quebec for a training mission, is accused of having savagely murdered his young lover. In order to prove his innocence, Adamsberg must go on the run from the Canadian police and find Judge Fulgence.

Three wounds in a perfectly straight line was the bloody signature that marked victims from every corner of France who had been murdered at regular intervals over the course of thirty years. Commissaire Jean-Baptiste Adamsberg, the chief of police in Paris's 7th arrondissement, is deeply and personally familiar with the case, and though others were always framed and convicted for these crimes, including his own brother, the Commissaire knows the true identity of the killer — and knows that the murderer died in 1987. All the more disturbing then, is Adamsberg's discovery one morning of a fresh murder with exactly the same profile. Stunned into action — and himself a suspect — Adamsberg must confront the mysterious return of an old, familiar evil.

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