This Night's Foul Work

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This Night's Foul Work

By Fred Vargas; Sian Reynolds (Translator)

Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143113591, 409pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 2008

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.

About the Author
Fred Vargas est nee en 1957 a Paris. Archeologue de formation, elle est reperee lors de la selection du Prix du premier roman du Festival de Cognac qu elle obtient avec "Les jeux de l amour et de la mort" publie au Masque en 1986. Sa serie mettant en scene le commissaire Adamsberg et son second l inspecteur Danglard, lui a valu une reconnaissance et un succes internationaux.

William Kidd is Reader in French Studies at the University of Stirling. Sian Reynolds is Professor of French Studies at the University of Stirling.