Fred Vargas

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Záhada mrtvých nohou


Ve svém posledním detektivním případu se autorka Fred Vargas vrací k případům nám již dobře známého, sympatického, ale ne zrovna systematického, zato velkou intuicí nadaného komisaře Adamsberga a jeho věrných spolupracovníků, především majora Danglarda. Komisař na pracovní cestě v Londýně narazí na jistou podivnost, která se ho zdánlivě netýká - na záhadu sedmnácti mrtvých nohou, odseknutých i s botami a nalezených před slavným londýnským hřbitovem Highgate. Doma ho pak čeká nevídaně brutální vražda, k níž došlo na pařížském předměstí. Adamsberg při pátrání začne sledovat jistou "upírskou" stopu, která ho zavede až do jedné zapadlé srbské vesničky. A na scéně se znovu objeví londýnské nohy. A jako bonus - komisař najde syna, o kterém dosud neměl potuchy.
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Ghost Riders of Ordebec


People will die,' says the panic-stricken woman outside police headquarters. She refuses to speak to anyone besides Commissaire Adamsberg. Her daughter has seen a vision: ghostly horsemen who target the most nefarious characters in Normandy. Since the middle ages there have been stories of murderers, rapists, those with serious crimes on their conscience, meeting a grisly end following a visitation by the riders. Soon after the young woman's vision a notoriously vicious and cruel man disappears. Although the case is far outside his jurisdiction, Adamsberg agrees to investigate the strange happenings in a village terrorised by wild rumours and ancient feuds.
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Dog Will Have His Day


Shortlisted for the CWA International Dagger How Do You Solve A Murder Without A Body? Keeping watch under the windows of the Paris flat belonging to a politician's nephew, ex-special investigator Louis Kehlweiler catches sight of something odd on the pavement. A tiny piece of bone. Human bone, in fact. When Kehlweiler takes his find to the nearest police station, he faces ridicule. Obsessed by the fragment, he follows the trail to the tiny Breton fishing village of Port-Nicolas - in search of a dog. But when he recruits 'evangelists' Marc and Mathias to help, they find themselves facing even bigger game. This is a Three Evangelists Novel.
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Kavalkáda mrtvých


Slavná francouzská autorka záhadných detektivních případů přináší nový příběh komisaře Adamsberga, který tentokrát řeší záhadu „Zuřivé armády“, tajemného průvodu ječících a šílejících duchů z legendy z 11. století. Průvod údajně spatřila jakási dívka nedaleko města Ordebec, a ačkoli jejímu svědectví – samozřejmě – nikdo nevěří, zdá se, že na Zuřivou armádu naopak věří všichni. Dívka navíc tvrdí, že v průvodu spatřila i několik živých, kteří by měli podle legendy do tří týdnů zemřít. A jeden z nich je již několik dní nezvěstný… Ať už je člověk zběhlým čtenářem detektivních příběhů či úplným nováčkem, literární styl autorky píšící pod pseudonymem Fred Vargas mu v této knize okamžitě učaruje stejně jako u jejích předcházejících příběhů. Děj knih dokáže čtenáře lapit do světa stojícího mezi realitou a legendou, kde je vše tak fascinující a zvláštní, že dokážeme jen s otevřenými ústy pokračovat v četbě, zároveň ale dostatečně blízké skutečnosti a každodenním strachům, abychom dokázali dokonale uvěřit.
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A Climate of Fear


THE NEW INSPECTOR ADAMSBERG NOVEL. A woman is found murdered in her bathtub, and the murder made to look like a suicide. A strange symbol is found near the body. Then a second victim is discovered, who was also part of a group of tourists on a doomed expedition to Iceland ten years earlier. How are these deaths, and rumours of an Icelandic demon, linked to the secretive Association for the Study of the Writings of Maximilien Robespierre? And what does the mysterious symbol signify? Commissaire Adamsberg is about to find out.
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A Climate of Fear


THE NEW INSPECTOR ADAMSBERG NOVEL. Longlisted for the CWA International Dagger. A woman is found dead in her bath. The murder has been disguised as a suicide and a strange symbol is discovered at the scene. Then the symbol is observed near a second victim, who ten years earlier had also taken part in a doomed expedition to Iceland. How are these deaths, and rumours of an Icelandic demon, linked to a secretive local society? And what does the mysterious sign mean? Commissaire Adamsberg is about to find out.
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The Accordionist


When two Parisian women are shockingly murdered in their homes, the police suspect young accordionist Clement Vauquer, who was seen outside both of the apartments in question. It seems on the surface like an open-and-shut case. But now Clement has disappeared from public view. His likeness has appeared in the papers and detectives from Paris to Nevers are on his tail. To have a chance of proving his innocence, he seeks refuge with old Marthe, a former prostitute and the only mother figure he has known. Marthe calls ex-special investigator Louis Kehlweiler to help Clement. But what Louis uncovers is anything but straightforward, and he must call on some unconventional friends to help him solve his most complex case yet. Not only must Louis try to prove Clement's innocence, he must solve a fiendish riddle to lead him to the killer... A THREE EVANGELISTS NOVEL
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Wash This Blood Clean From My Hand


Between 1943 and 2003 nine people have been stabbed to death with a most unusual weapon: a trident. In each case, arrests were made, suspects confessed their crimes and were sentenced to life in prison. One slightly worrying detail: each presumed murderer lost consciousness during the night of the crime and has no recollection of it.Commissaire Adamsberg is convinced all the murders are the work of one person, the terrifying Judge Fulgence. Years before, Adamsberg's own brother had been the principal suspect in a similar case and avoided prison only thanks to Adamsberg's help.History repeats itself when Adamsberg, who is temporarily based in Quebec for a training mission, is accused of having savagely murdered a young woman he had met. In order to prove his innocence, Adamsberg must go on the run from the Canadian police and find Judge Fulgence.Winner of the 2007 Duncan Lawrie International Dagger for The Three Evangelists.
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The Accordionist


When two Parisian women are murdered in their homes, the police suspect young accordionist Clement Vauquer. As he was seen outside both of the apartments in question, it seems like an open-and-shut case. Desperate for a chance to prove his innocence, Clement disappears.He seeks refuge with old Marthe, the only mother figure he has ever known, who calls in ex-special investigator Louis Kehlweiler. Louis is soon faced with his most complex case yet and he calls on some unconventional friends to help him. He must show that Clement is not responsible and solve a fiendish riddle to find the killer...
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This Poison Will Remain


The exhilarating new Inspector Adamsberg novel from France's multi-million-copy bestselling crime fiction star`Adamsberg is one of my favourite detectives... I so enjoyed This Poison Will Remain' ANN CLEEVES`Absorbing... Full of twists and spiced with Vargas's characteristic wit and style' PETER ROBINSON`Vargas's books are...cunning, corkscrew murder mysteries' A.J. FINNAfter three elderly men are bitten by spiders, everyone assumes that their deaths are tragic accidents. But at police headquarters in Paris, Inspector Adamsberg begins to suspect that the case is far more complex than first appears.It isn't long before Adamsberg is investigating a series of rumours and allegations that take him to the south of France. Decades ago, at La Misericorde orphanage, shocking events took place involving the same species of spider: the recluse.For Adamsberg, these haunting crimes hold the key to proving that the three men were targeted by an ingenious serial killer. His team, however, is not convinced. He must put his reputation on the line to trace the murderer before the death toll rises...
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This Poison Will Remain


** Sunday Times Crime Book of the Month ** The exhilarating new Inspector Adamsberg novel from France's multi-million-copy bestselling crime fiction star'Vargas's books are...cunning, corkscrew murder mysteries' A.J. FINNAfter three elderly men are bitten by spiders, everyone assumes that their deaths are tragic accidents.But at police headquarters in Paris, Inspector Adamsberg begins to suspect that the case is far more complex than first appears.It isn't long before Adamsberg is investigating a series of rumours and allegations that take him to the south of France. Decades ago, at La Misericorde orphanage, shocking events took place involving the same species of spider: the recluse.For Adamsberg, these haunting crimes hold the key to proving that the three men were targeted by an ingenious serial killer. His team, however, is not convinced. He must put his reputation on the line to trace the murderer before the death toll rises...
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Lacná kniha Muž s modrými kruhmi (-70%)


Na začiatku je záhada: niekto sa zabáva tým, že po parížskych chodníkoch kreslí modrou kriedou kruhy. V každom z nich je položený nejaký banálny predmet. A nič sa nedeje, len pribúdajú kruhy. Komisár Adamsberg však tuší, že čoskoro v niektorom z nich nájdu namiesto nejakej taľafatky mŕtvolu. Jeho predtucha sa zakrátko splní. V kruhu leží zahrdúsená žena. A čo nevidieť muž a ďalšia žena. Počas vyšetrovania sa Adamsberg a jeho pravá ruka inšpektor Danglard zoznámia s oceanologičkou Mathilde, jej slepým podnájomníkom a čudáčkou Clémence. Udalosti naberú rýchly spád. Stopy vedú k významnému historikovi, manželovi poslednej obete. Ale on tvrdí, že je nevinný, že svoju ženu nadovšetko ľúbil, hoci ho už roky podvádzala. Adamsbergove intuície napokon potvrdí séria rozhovorov so slepcom, ktorý síce ľudí nevidí, ale o to intenzívnejšie cíti. A vraha prezradí pach zhnitých jabĺk. Potom už komisár ide na isto.
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2,99 € 9,95 €

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