The Ghost Riders of Ordebec by Fred Vargas
A Commissaire Adamsberg Mystery (Commissaire Adamsberg Mysteries)

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Lively dialogue, well-defined characters and a sophisticated sense of humor add up to delightfully intelligent entertainment.
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A # 1 French and Italian bestseller from the three-time winner of the CWA’s International Dagger Award

More than ten million copies of Fred Vargas’s Commissaire Adamsberg mysteries have been sold worldwide. Now, American readers are getting hooked on the internationally bestselling author’s unsettling blend of crime and the supernatural.

            As the chief of police in Paris’s seventh arrondissement, Commissaire Adamsberg has no jurisdiction in Ordebec. Yet, he cannot ignore a widow’s plea. Her daughter Lina has seen a vision of the Ghost Riders with four nefarious men. According to the thousand-year-old legend, the vision means that the men will soon die a grisly death. When one of them disappears, Adamsberg races to Ordebec, where he becomes entranced by the gorgeous Lina—and embroiled in the small Normandy town’s ancient feud.

 

About Fred Vargas

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Fred Vargas is an archaeologist, a historian, and an internationally bestselling author. She lives in Paris.
 
Published June 25, 2013 by Penguin Books. 366 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Fiction
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on Jul 07 2013

Lively dialogue, well-defined characters and a sophisticated sense of humor add up to delightfully intelligent entertainment.

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Excellent
on May 06 2013

Vargas’s combination of humor and fair-play plotting, reminiscent of John Dickson Carr, has never been better.

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