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This Night's Foul Work (Chief Inspector Adamsberg Mysteries
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Fred Vargas is a French medieval historian and archaeologist who has a parallel career as a bestselling crime novelist. She adopted the pseudonym from her twin sister, an artist who works as Jo Vargas--after Ava Gardner's character in The Barefoot Contessa. She has published ten mysteries, five of which feature Commissaire Adamsberg. Her detective fiction is published in 32 languages.

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Praise for "Wash This Blood Clean from My Hand" Vargas pulls you . . . into the mystery with a cast of beguiling eccentrics and a plot of escalating intrigue.? ?"Entertainment Weekly" ? Insanely imaginative . . . One reads to be amazed by the fantastic twists in the bizarre plot. . . . One reads as well to be delighted by the literary grace notes.? ?Marilyn Stasio, "The New York Times Book Review" Praise for "Wash This Blood Clean from My Hand": Vargas pulls you . . . into the mystery with a cast of beguiling eccentrics and a plot of escalating intrigue. "Entertainment Weekly" Insanely imaginative . . . One reads to be amazed by the fantastic twists in the bizarre plot. . . . One reads as well to be delighted by the literary grace notes. Marilyn Stasio, "The New York Times Book Review" Praise for "Wash This Blood Clean from My Hand": a Vargas pulls you . . . into the mystery with a cast of beguiling eccentrics and a plot of escalating intrigue.a a"Entertainment Weekly" a Insanely imaginative . . . One reads to be amazed by the fantastic twists in the bizarre plot. . . . One reads as well to be delighted by the literary grace notes.a aMarilyn Stasio, "The New York Times Book Review" Praise for Wash This Blood Clean from My Hand: "A celebration of the grand French tradition of crime writing. . . . It's finely crafted, elegantly written and very modernist." - "The Globe and Mail" "Plenty of tense entertainment." - "Toronto Star" "Wash This Blood Clean from My Hand establishes Vargas beyond doubt as a cool, clever, original and deeply humane crime writer." - "The Times Literary Supplement"

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