Wash This Blood Clean from My Hand
Publication Date: August 2007
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A #1 bestselling author in France, Fred Vargas repeatedly captivates her many admirers across the globe with suspenseful mysteries featuring Commissaire Jean-Baptiste Adamsberg, ?a Gallic cousin to Ruth Rendell's Chief Inspector Wexford? ("The Washington Post"). In the same way that Donna Leon's Commissario Brunetti and Andrea Camilleri's Inspector Montalbano have won countless fans on this side of the Atlantic due to Penguin's robust commitment to the best international mystery writing, Vargas's Commissaire Adamsberg is poised to conquer America in a series of novels that are ?truly original . . . like nothing else in contemporary fiction? ("The Sunday Times," London), beginning with "Wash This Blood Clean from My Hand.
About the AuthorFred Vargas is a bestselling author of twelve titles in French, and is published in twenty-two other countries. A historian and archaeologist specializing in the Middle Ages, she lives in Paris.
William Kidd is Reader in French Studies at the University of Stirling. Sian Reynolds is Professor of French Studies at the University of Stirling.