The Ghost Riders of Ordebec




      The Ghost Riders of Ordebec
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. Free Read [ The Ghost Riders of Ordebec ] By [ Fred Vargas ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – bluevapours.co.uk

Fred Vargas is the pseudonym of the French historian, archaeologist and writer Fr d rique Audoin Rouzeau often mistakenly spelled Audouin Rouzeau She is the daughter of Philippe Audoin Rouzeau , a surrealist writer who was close to Andr Breton, and the sister of the historian St phane Audoin Rouzeau, a noted specialist of the First World War who inspired her the character of Lucien Devernois.Archeo zoologist and historian by trade, she undertook a project on the epidemiology of the Black Death and bubonic plague, the result of which was a scientific work published in 2003 and still considered definitive in this research area Les chemins de la peste Le rat la puce et l homme Pest Roads.As a novelist, Fred Vargas writes mostly crime stories She found writing was a way to combine her interests and relax from her job as a scientist Her novels are set in Paris and feature the adventures of Chief Inspector Adamsberg and his team Her interest in the Middle Ages is manifest in many of her novels, especially through the person of Marc Vandoosler, a young specialist in the period.She separated her public persona as a writer from her scientific persona by adopting the pseudonym Fred Vargas Fred is the diminutive of her given name, Fr d rique, while with Vargas , she has chosen the same pseudonym than her twin sister, Jo Vargas pseudonym of Jo lle Audoin Rouzeau , a painter For both sisters, the pseudonym Vargas derives from the Ava Gardner character in The Barefoot Contessa.Her crime fiction policiers have won three International Dagger Awards from the Crime Writers Association, for three successive novels in 2006, 2008 and 2009 She is the first author to achieve such an honor In each case her translator into English has been S an Leonard, who was also recognized by the international award.


      The Ghost Riders of Ordebec
 By Fred Vargas IBN : 0143123122 Format : Paperback – bluevapours.co.uk
  • Paperback
  • 368 pages
  • The Ghost Riders of Ordebec
  • Fred Vargas
  • English
  • 09 February 2019
  • 0143123122

10 thoughts on “ The Ghost Riders of Ordebec

  1. Agnieszka says:

    Another volume from my favourite mystery cycle As expected I ve got everything here what so charmed me up in the previous books Interesting, if a bit contrived at times intrigue, well drawn protagonists that feel to me like old friends now and additionally some historical details to further exploration.Jean Baptiste Adamsberg keeps being chimeric and distracted or as Vargas puts it is shoveling clouds but fortunately has still strong support from his team Retancourt is very helpful even thoug Another volume from my favourite mystery cycle As expected I ve got everything here what so charmed me up in the previous books Interesting, if a bit contrived at times intrigue, well drawn protagonists that feel to me like old friends now and additionally some historical details to further exploration.Jean Baptiste Adamsberg keeps being chimeric and distracted or as Vargas puts it is shoveling clouds but fortunately ha...

  2. Jim Coughenour says:

    As this latest book from Fred Vargas already has over 100 reviews, I ll only say that it s an excellent addition to the Adamsberg series All the usual elements are there the slight, persistent suggestion of supernatural forces, the likeable members of Adamsberg s team, each with his or her distinguishing quirk, a Gallic playfulness with words and themes, a solicitous love for animals in this story a mistreated pigeon and a hound who loves sugar , and a genuine affection for its curious cast o As this latest book from Fred Vargas already has over 100 reviews, I ll only say that it s...

  3. Nancy Oakes says:

    Super book, on the shortlist for this year s International Crime Dagger award as always, my overly wordy self got the better of me, so if you want a longer version of this discussion, you can find it here otherwise, here s the shorter one As our hero Adamsberg is pondering the strange case of a man who killed his w...

  4. Julie says:

    Adamsberg finds his way through to the end of another intrigue, with the perspicuity of Sherlock Holmes, the natural genius of Miss Marple and the eccentricity of Hercule Poirot Mind you, as Vargas presents him, he is probablyof a Columbo in his idiosyncratic fashion sense rather than a fashionably dapper Poirot The end result is always charming, for I can find no other words that suit the peculiar charisma that Adamsberg sports and indeed that are imbued in all the main, and recurr Adamsberg finds his way through to the end of another intrigue, with the perspicuity of Sherlock Holmes, the natural genius of Miss Marple and the eccentricity of Hercule Poirot Mind you, as Vargas presents him, he is probablyof a Columbo in his idiosyncratic fashion sense rather than a fashionably dapper Poirot The end result is always charming, for I can find no other words that suit the peculiar charisma that Adamsb...

  5. Tanja Berg says:

    Although this book took an extra ordinary amount of time to get through and had some boring strecthes, the ending was utterly satisfying Detective inspector or whatever the French equivalent is Adamsberg has three cases going in addition to the one at the start of the book There is the case of the tortured dove, the industrial magnate that has been burned to death and an infamous arsonist framed for the murder and the main story, which is the ghostriders of ...

  6. Katie says:

    I have never read any other Commissaire Adamsberg mysteries, though Goodreads tells me that this is the ninth book in the series I also have very, very little familiarity with the mystery genre But I had loads of fun reading this book and I got rather attached to its weird cast of characters At first glance they seem almost too eccentric Adamsberg s crack team is made up of a narcoleptic, an intellectual who spontaneously comments on the situation in rhyming verse, an intellectual who s I have never read any other Commissaire Adamsberg mysteries, though Goodreads tells me that this is the ninth book in the series I also have very, very little familiarity with the mystery genre But I had loads of fun reading this book and I got rather attached to its weird cast of characters At first glance they seem almost too eccentric Adamsberg s crack team is made up of a narcoleptic, an intellectual who spontaneo...

  7. C Valeri says:

    OK, said Danglard I fell in the shit And I m in it up to my neck It happened to me before you, remember that Yes So you re not the only one The difficult bit isn t falling in, it s cleaning oneself up afterwards Adamsberg Metaphorical shit, by the way Fred Vargas nails another amazingly quirky and absorbing Adamsberg novel with a great translation by Sian Reynolds I love the quirky characters who all have their own little thing or characteristic that they repeat, both the OK, said Danglard I fell in the shit And I m in it up to my neck It happened to me before you, remember that Yes So you re not the only one The difficult bit isn t falling in, it s cleaning oneself up afterwards Adamsberg Metaphorical shit, by the way Fred Vargas nails another amazingly quirky and absorbing Adamsberg novel with a great translation by Sian Reynolds I love the quirky characters who all have their own little thing or characteristic that they repeat, both the recurring characters and the new ones ...

  8. Peggy Warren says:

    A group of eccentric characters combined with a network of sub plots weaving throughout the main storyline create a slightly long winded but entertaining murder mystery I especially enjoyed the funny, dry and sometimes dark humor quips that would pop up at most unexpected moments.

  9. Sue Dix says:

    I have reached the end of another amazing Commissaire Adamsberg mystery Once again, I am faced with the challenge of describing the indescribable We start with murder by bread and advance to pigeon abuse, a ghost army, a six fingered man, deceptio...

  10. AdiTurbo says:

    Marvelous So muchthan a suspense novel, though there s plenty of suspense in it But the character Oh, the wonderful characters Adamsberg, the protagonist, is intellectually humble, though he has every reason not to be He is a humanist, who accepts everyone as they are, and knows how to take advantage even of their disadvantages, for everyone s benefit, not just his own He has nothing stereotypical about him, and feels like a living human being The plot was fantastic too I will be r Marvelous So muchthan a suspense novel, though there s plenty of suspense in it But the character Oh, the wonderful characters Adamsberg, the protagonist, is intellectually humble, though he has every reason not to be He is a humanist, who accepts everyone as they are, and knows how to take advantage even of their disadvantages, for everyone s benefit, not just ...

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