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The Three Evangelists (original 1995; edition 2007)
by Fred Vargas
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0676977979, Paperback)France’s bestselling and award-winning crime writer Fred Vargas joins Vintage Canada.
The Three Evangelists is an enormously entertaining departure from Vargas’s Commissaire Adamsberg series. Sophia Simeonidis, a Greek opera singer, wakes up one morning to discover that a tree has appeared overnight in the garden of her Paris house. As her husband doesn’t give a damn, she asks her new neighbours to dig around the tree to find out if something has been buried. Her neighbours are eccentric: Vandoosler, an ex-cop fired from the police for having helped a murderer to escape, and sharing the house are three impecunious historians: Mathias, Marc and Lucien – the three evangelists, as Vandoosler calls them. They accept the job because they are desperate for money and rather curious. When they find nothing and Sophia’s dead body turns up weeks later, they decide to investigate.
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Sophia wakes up one morning to find that a tree has appeared overnight in the garden of her Paris house. She asks her neighbours to dig around the tree to find out if something has been buried. But they find nothing but soil under the tree. A few weeks later, Sophia disappears. Then her burnt body is found.
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