Wash This Blood Clean From My Hand

Wash This Blood Clean From My Hand

Book - 2007/07/31
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Penguin Putnam
A #1 bestselling author in France, Fred Vargas repeatedly captivates her many admirers across the globe with suspenseful mysteries featuring Commissaire Jean-Baptiste Adamsberg, ?a Gallic cousin to Ruth Rendell?s Chief Inspector Wexford? (The Washington Post). In the same way that Donna Leon?s Commissario Brunetti and Andrea Camilleri?s Inspector Montalbano have won countless fans on this side of the Atlantic due to Penguin?s robust commitment to the best international mystery writing, Vargas?s Commissaire Adamsberg is poised to conquer America in a series of novels that are ?truly original . . . like nothing else in contemporary fiction? (The Sunday Times, London), beginning with Wash This Blood Clean from My Hand.

Random House, Inc.
From the #1 bestselling author in France. Fred Vargas's books have been published in forty countries and over 10 million copies sold.

Three wounds in a perfectly straight line was the bloody signature that marked victims from every corner of France who had been murdered over the course of thirty years. Commissaire Jean-Baptiste Adamsberg, the chief of police in Paris's 7th Arrondissement, is deeply and personally familiar with the case, and though others were always framed and convicted for these crimes, including his own brother, the Commissaire knows the true identity of the killer—and knows that the murderer died in 1987. All the more disturbing, then, is Adamsberg's discovery one morning of a fresh murder with exactly the same profile...

Baker & Taylor
Commissaire Jean-Baptiste Adamsberg investigates a series of crimes that had taken place between 1943 and 2003 in which nine people are stabbed to death with an unusual trident, cases in which arrests are made, but in none of the presumed murderers have any recollection of the killings. Original.

Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2007/07/31
ISBN: 9780143112167
Branch Call Number: M VARGAS
Characteristics: 388 p. ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Reynolds, Sian


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I have read a few of her previous books and I had hoped that, as this author matured, her characters would become more absorbing. The book is boring and the plot line is convoluted and bizarre. She has the chief inspector totally unsure of his own drinking capacity, blacking out, falling in bed with a random Canadian female and getting tricked by the RCMP to take the fall for a serial killer who has followed Adamsburg to Canada. I don't know why this author is getting such international acclaim. I would not go out of my way to read anything more by her

Nov 05, 2016

The fifth book in the Commissaire Adamsberg series


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