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Den tredje jomfru by Fred Vargas

Den tredje jomfru (original 2006; edition 2008)

by Fred Vargas

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Title:Den tredje jomfru
Authors:Fred Vargas
Info:Oslo : Aschehoug, 2008
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This Night's Foul Work by Fred Vargas (2006)

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Her books get better and better. ( )
  Superenigmatix | Jan 16, 2016 |
Dans toute son invraisemblance et ses quantités de coincidences, l'histoire du livre a quelque chose d'Austerien. Et pourtant, le don d'Adamsberg, qui est capable de débrouiller la tache complexe, reste le plus grand mystère. L'inspiration est bonne, mais si c'est la seule faculté d'un commissaire et doit suffire à l'élucidation d'un crime, ce n'est pas assez.
  Kindlegohome | Dec 7, 2015 |
A new member has joined Commissaire Adamsberg's serious crime team and brought some unpleasant memories from the past with him. Does he have ulterior motives in seeking out Jean-Baptiste? There's also a couple of death's that the drug squad want to take charge of but Adamsberg is reluctant to give them up. There's a 75 year-old nurse, dubbed an angel of death, who's killed a guard and escaped from prison. Does she have revenge in mind as Adamsberg was the one responsible for her incarceration? And what do two dead stags have in common with a couple of apparent grave disturbances? and the theft of some old relics and why are the team even involved with this? To top it all off, there's a ghost in Adamsberg's new house.

This instalment of the off-beat Paris Commissaire and his team focuses on the dissociated serial killer who manages to keep two sides of themselves separate so that one part of their personality is capable of committing the most heinous of crimes while the other hasn't got a clue and continues with a normal life. We get to learn more of the rest of the team and their own little foibles although Adamsberg is still the centre of the action but even the cat plays a part in this one. Another excellent addition to this off-beat police procedural that is again well translated by Sian Reynolds. ( )
  AHS-Wolfy | Jan 17, 2015 |
Non c'e' da stupirsi se è un successo commerciale. Preciso come un orologio, si legge sorridendo. Capitoli che si gustano come ciliegie. Un giallo che puo' fare paura per le ambientazioni, le trame, le inumazioni. Mi ha ricordato un poco 'Fiumi di Porpora', il film. Ottimi personaggi e grandi comprimari. ( )
  bobparr | Dec 14, 2014 |
Feia temps que no llegia novel·la policíaca, penso que hi tornaré aviat. Tinc sort, m'espera una desena de llibres com aquest: humor, ironia, poesia, suspens, personatges amb caràcter, diàlegs intel·ligents, paisatges i protagonistes captivadors... ( )
  maidietallibres | Feb 5, 2014 |
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Botto, MargheritaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Elligers, AnneTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lê, Quang ToảnTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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By fixing his curtain to one side with a clothes-peg, Lucio could better observe the new neighbour at his leisure.
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aka: This Night's Foul Work; The Eternal Forest
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Two drug dealers are found with their throats cut in the Porte de la Chapelle, Paris, and the narcotics division of the local police is eager to wrap up the case quickly, passing the crime off as a territorial dispute between junkies. But Commissaire Jean-Baptiste Adamsberg's intuition tells him otherwise. He teams up with Dr. Ariane, a pathologist with whom he crossed paths twenty years ago and who believes the murderer is a woman.

As other murders begin to surface, Adamsberg must move quickly to stop the "Angel of Death" from killing again. With her wry narrative touch, Fred Vargas weaves a thrilling and complex mystery filled with memorable characters that will keep readers guessing up to the final page.

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A chilling new mystery from France?s #1 bestselling writer

Twice awarded the International Dagger by the Crime Writers? Association, Fred Vargas has earned a reputation in Europe as a mystery author of the first order. In This Night?s Foul Work, the intuitive Commissaire Adamsberg teams up with Dr. Ariane, a pathologist with whom he crossed paths twenty years ago, to unravel a beguiling mystery that begins with the discovery of two bodies in Paris?s Porte de la Chapelle. Adamsberg believes it may be the work of a killer with split personalities, who is choosing his or her victims very carefully. As other murders begin to surface, Adamsberg must move quickly in order to stop the ?Angel of Death? from killing again. Intricately plotted and featuring Vargas?s wry humor, This Night?s Foul Work will keep readers guessing up to the final page.

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On the outskirts of Paris, two men have been found with their throats cut, and despite the common assumption that the crime is a drug-related incident, Commissaire Adamsberg becomes convinced that the deaths are the work of a serial killer with split personalities and enlists the assistance of pathologist Ariane Lagarde to help him unravel the truth.… (more)

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