Category Archives: France

Meltdown, by Martin Baker

Meltdown "Do you know who you're working for?" is the question under the title on the cover of this financial thriller. At first, the answer seems to be a Rupert Murdoch-like figure, as an exhaustively detailed head-hunting exercise is carried … Continue reading

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Wash this blood clean from my hand, by Fred Vargas

Wash This Blood Clean from My Hand The eccentric Commissaire Adamsberg and his team, with varying degrees of reluctance, are going to Canada to learn about DNA fingerprinting techniques from none other than the famed Mounties. Before leaving, however, Adamsberg … Continue reading

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Seeking whom he may devour, by Fred Vargas

Seeking Whom he may Devour In the south east of France is a mountainous region of villages and sheep farms, where life is still lived the way it has been for centuries, and attitudes have barely changed. The invasion of … Continue reading

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Rough Trade by Dominique Manotti

Rough Trade (Eurocrime) Originally published in French in 1995, translated into English (by Margaret Crosland and Elfreda Powell) in 2001, set in 1980, ROUGH TRADE is a blistering police-procedural novel set in the Sentier district of Paris, home to the … Continue reading

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Vargas, Fred – ‘The Three Evangelists’

  The Three Evangelists Vargas, Fred – 'The Three Evangelists'Paperback: 304 pages (Jan. 2007) Publisher: Vintage ISBN: 0099469553 Sophia, a retired opera singer, is disturbed to find that a beech tree has been planted in her garden overnight. Her husband, … Continue reading

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