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.
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- The Ghost Riders of Ordebec
- Fred Vargas
- 09 February 2019 Fred Vargas