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Quand sort la recluse by Fred Vargas
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Quand sort la recluse (original 2017; edition 2017)

by Fred Vargas (Author), Thierry Janssen (Narrateur), Audiolib (Editeur)

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Title:Quand sort la recluse
Authors:Fred Vargas (Author)
Other authors:Thierry Janssen (Narrateur), Audiolib (Editeur)
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Bonne histoire qui s'épanouit à fur et à mesure, avec des mobiles recurrents et bien des surprises.
  Kindlegohome | Jul 12, 2018 |
Reprocher à un RomPol d'être fabriqué, c'est ppeut-être comme reprocher à un tôme de poèmes d'être lyrique. Mais dans d'autres livres de Vargas ca ne se sent pas tant, ca ne sent pas tellement artificiel. Très fine et compliquée, bien sûr, cette histoire, mmais qui se perd dans des détails, si jolis soient-ils, doit faire attention à ce que les bases de son histoire soient fermes. Toute l'histoire de vengeance par venin de recluse n'est pas convaincante, malgré les explications répétées à cet effet. De même, les pensées d'Adamsberg, les bulles erratiques, sont trop floues pour être conclusives. On a l'impression que, chaque fois que l'enquête stagne, il s'assoit pour réfléchir afin de faire bouger l'intrigue.
  Kindlegohome | Jun 14, 2018 |
The recluse spider injects a particularly nasty venom into its prey, but European species don't have nearly enough of this poison to be dangerous to healthy humans. And in any case, living up to their name, they are not aggressive and tend to avoid human contact - very few people are ever bitten by them. So when three men in the South of France die of the effects of recluse spider bites within a short period of time, the web(*) is full of rumours and speculation - climate change, genetic mutation due to insecticides, ...? No crime has been reported, but all the same, Adamsberg's policeman's mind looks for criminal explanations to clusters of unexplained deaths, and his suspicions are reinforced when it turns out that at least two of the victims knew each other.

But not everyone in Adamsberg's team agrees with him, and the normally very loyal second-in-command Danglard is the loudest of the voices saying that this isn't a case, and should be left to the zoologists. But when has that sort of consideration ever stopped a fictional detective? Adamsberg presses on surreptitiously with a few volunteer colleagues, and soon finds himself navigating through very dense fogs of forensic and psychological uncertainty, and unearthing some very unpleasant crimes. The spiders are not the only kind of recluses involved here. And - not for the first time - it looks as though he will have to find the solution to the mystery somewhere in his own subconscious.

Definitely well up to the usual standard. Very black in places, but nicely paced so that there is always a bit of comic action in the murder team to relieve the tension when it threatens to get too heavy for the reader. The cat, La Boule, is back on top of the photocopier, there's a guest appearance by one of the Three Evangelists, there's a running joke about snowglobes, and an endless quantity of Béarnaise cabbage soup. What more could you want from a crime story?

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(*) This ambiguity works in French as well, and Vargas has her fun with it. ( )
  thorold | Mar 24, 2018 |
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De Franse thrillerschrijfster Fred Vargas heeft al een behoorlijk aantal boeken geschreven met de bijzondere commissaris Adamsberg in de hoofdrol die zonder uitzondering boeiend en origineel zijn. Een dodelijk venijn is het nieuwe deel in deze reeks. En ook nu weer slaagt Fred Vargas erin te verrassen en slaagt ze erin haar lezers mee te nemen in de bijzondere denkwereld van haar hoofdpersoon...lees verder >
 
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