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Seeking Whom He May Devour: Chief Inspector Adamsberg Investigates (Chief… (original 1999; edition 2006)
by Fred Vargas
Seeking Whom He May Devour by Fred Vargas (1999)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 074328402X, Paperback)A small mountain community in the French Alps is roused to terror when they awaken each morning to find yet another of their sheep with its throat torn out. One of the villagers thinks it might be a werewolf, and when she's found killed in the same manner, people begin to wonder if she might have been right. Suspicion falls on Massart, a loner living on the edge of town.
The murdered woman's adopted son, one of her shepherds, and her new friend Camille decide to pursue Massart, who has conveniently disappeared. Their ineptness for the task soon becomes painfully obvious, and they summon Commissaire Adamsberg from the city to bring his exceptional powers of intuition to bear on layer upon layer of buried hatred and secrets.
France's queen of crime writing pits the maverick genius of Commissaire Jean-Baptiste Adamsberg against ancient, primal fears in a novel that "establishes Vargas as one of the most unusual voices in European crime fiction" (The Sunday Times [London]).
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:17:00 -0400)
In a small village in the Alps, it appears that a very large wolf is attacking sheep. When a woman is also killed, rumors about werewolves begin to spread.
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