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Vargas, Fred

Works: 408 works in 2,290 publications in 15 languages and 17,617 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Novels  History  Noir fiction 
Roles: Author, Instrumentalist, Creator, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Interviewee, Contributor, Author of introduction, Other, Author of afterword, colophon, etc.
Classifications: PQ2682.A725, 843.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Fred Vargas
Have mercy on us all by Fred Vargas( Book )

155 editions published between 2001 and 2018 in 10 languages and held by 1,467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a small Parisian square, the ancient tradition of the town crier continues into modern times. The self-appointed crier, Joss Le Guern, reads out the daily news, snippets of gossip, and lately, ominous messages placed in his handmade wooden message box by an annonymous source that warn of an imminent onset of the bubonic plague."
The chalk circle man by Fred Vargas( Book )

126 editions published between 1991 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 1,423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean-Baptiste Adamsberg is not like other policemen. His methods appear unorthodox in the extreme: he doesn't search for clues; he ignores obvious suspects & arrests people with cast-iron alibis; he appears permanently distracted. In spite of all this his colleagues are forced to admit that he is highly successful.--Publisher
This night's foul work by Fred Vargas( Book )

92 editions published between 1996 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 1,360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the outskirts of Paris, two men have been found with their throats cut, and despite the common assumption that the crime is a drug-related incident, Commissaire Adamsberg becomes convinced that the deaths are the work of a serial killer with split personalities and enlists the assistance of pathologist Ariane Lagarde to help him unravel the truth
The Ghost Riders of Ordebec : a Commissaire Adamsberg Mystery by Fred Vargas( Book )

61 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 1,351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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."--
An uncertain place : a Commissaire Adamsberg mystery by Fred Vargas( Book )

56 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Commissaire Adamsberg, the chief of police in Paris's 7th Arrondissement, is called to the scene of a ghastly and highly unusual murder, he thinks it can't have anything to do with the nine pairs of shoes and severed feet discovered outside of London's Highgate Cemetery just a few days earlier. With the help of the murdered man's gifted physician, Adamsberg delves into the victim's disturbed psyche and unexpectedly finds himself on a path that takes him deep into the haunted past of Eastern Europe, where a centuries-old horror has come to life and is claiming victims far and wide. As Adamsberg circles closer to the truth, it becomes clear that someone on the inside wants to shut down the investigation, no matter the cost"--
Wash this blood clean from my hand by Fred Vargas( Book )

98 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 1,285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this remarkable addition to the Commissaire Adamsberg series, a serial killer has followed Adamsberg to Canada on his training mission in a novel that will keep readers spellbound until the very end
A climate of fear by Fred Vargas( Book )

60 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 1,056 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A woman is found murdered in her bathtub, and the murder has been made to look like a suicide. But a strange symbol found at the crime scene leads the local police to call Commissaire Adamsberg and his team. When the symbol is found near the body of a second disguised suicide, a pattern begins to emerge: both victims were part of a disastrous expedition to Iceland over ten years ago where a group of tourists found themselves trapped on a deserted island for two weeks, surrounded by a thick, impenetrable fog rumored to be summoned by an ancient local demon. Two of them didn't make it back alive. But how are the deaths linked to the secretive Association for the Study of the Writings of Maximilien Robespierre? And what does the mysterious symbol signify?"--
Seeking whom he may devour : Chief Inspector Adamsberg investigates by Fred Vargas( Book )

20 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 997 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A small mountain community in the French Alps is roused to terror when they awaken each morning to find yet another of their sheep with its throat torn out. One of the villagers thinks it might be a werewolf, and when she's found killed in the same manner, people begin to wonder if she might have been right. Suspicion falls on Massart, a loner living on the edge of town"--Publisher website (April 2007)
Dog will have his day by Fred Vargas( Book )

72 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Keeping watch under the windows of the Paris flat belonging to a politician's nephew, Louis Kehlweiler catches sight of something odd on the pavement. A small white object, surrounded by the excrement of local dogs. A piece of bone. Human bone, in fact. Naturally, when Kehlweiler takes his find to the nearest police station, he faces ridicule. But the tiny fragment obsesses him so much that he stops shadowing suspicious characters in Paris and follows the trail to the tiny Breton fishing village of Port-Nicolas
The three evangelists by Fred Vargas( Book )

87 editions published between 1995 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sophia Simeonidis, a Greek opera singer, wakes up one morning to discover that a tree has appeared overnight in the garden of her Paris house. As her husband doesn?t give a damn, she asks her new neighbours to dig around the tree to find out if something has been buried. Her neighbours are eccentric: Vandoosler, an ex-cop fired from the police for having helped a murderer to escape, and sharing the house are three impecunious historians: Mathias, Marc and Lucien? the three evangelists, as Vandoosler calls them. They accept the job because they are desperate for money and rather curious. When they find nothing and Sophia?s dead body turns up weeks later, they decide to investigate
The accordionist by Fred Vargas( Book )

66 editions published between 1997 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When two Parisian women are shockingly murdered in their homes, the police suspect young accordionist Cl?ment Vauquer, who was seen outside both of the apartments in question. It seems on the surface like an open-and-shut case. But now Cl?ment has disappeared from public view. His likeness has appeared in the papers and detectives from Paris to Nevers are on his tail. To have a chance of proving his innocence, he seeks refuge with old Marthe, a former prostitute and the only mother figure he has known. Marthe calls ex-special investigator Louis Kehlweiler to help Cl?ment. But what Louis uncovers is anything but straightforward, and he must call on some unconventional friends to help him solve his most complex case yet. Not only must Louis try to prove Cl?ment's innocence, he must solve a fiendish riddle to lead him to the killer... A THREE EVANGELISTS NOVEL
L'homme à l'envers by Fred Vargas( Book )

83 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le mardi, il y eut quatre brebis égorgées à Ventebrune, dans les Alpes. Et le jeudi, neuf à Pierrefort. Un loup solitaire ? Roué, cruel, avec son cul bas sur ses pattes grises ? La Bête du Mercantour. Mais au village de Saint-Victor-du-Mont, tous n'y croient pas, à la Bête. Ce n'est pas une Bête. C'est un homme. Un loup-garou. À Paris, devant son écran, le commissaire Adamsberg guette les nouvelles du Mercantour
Prima di morire addio by Fred Vargas( Book )

56 editions published between 1994 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse : Roman policier (énigme)
Les nuages en France by Marco Cappelli( )

4 editions published in 2011 and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coule la Seine by Fred Vargas( Book )

46 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in French and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

« Danglard connaissait assez le commissaire pour comprendre, à la variation d'intensité de son visage, que quelque chose d'intéressant s'était produit ce matin. Mais il se méfiait. Adamsberg et lui avaient des conceptions très éloignées de ce qu'on appelle un « truc intéressant ». Ainsi, le commissaire trouvait assez intéressant de ne rien faire, alors que Danglard trouvait cela mortellement paniquant. Le lieutenant jeta un coup d'oeil soupçonneux à la feuille de papier blanc qui voletait entre les mains d'Adamsberg. (.../...) À vrai dire, il s'était accoutumé à cet homme, tout en s'irritant d'un comprotement inconciliable avec sa propre manière d'exister. Adamsberg se fiait à l'instinct et croyait aux forces de l'humanité, Danglard se fiait à la réflexion et croyait aux forces du vin blanc. » Pars vite et reviens tard, le dernier livre de Fred Vargas, a obtenu le Prix des Libraires et le Prix des Lectrice de ELLE 2002
Quand sort la recluse by Fred Vargas( Book )

12 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in French and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une nouvelle enquête du commissaire Adamsberg
IJsmoord by Fred Vargas( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in Dutch and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commissaris Adamsberg krijgt te maken met twee zelfmoorden. Zijn speurtocht brengt hem naar IJsland en leidt hem terug naar de tijd van de Franse Revolutie
De verdwijningen by Fred Vargas( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in Dutch and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De Parijse commissaris Adamsberg buigt zich over de vreemde dood van een jager in Normandië
Vervloekt by Fred Vargas( Book )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in Dutch and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commissaris Adamsberg woont in Londen een seminar bij met Britse collega's als er een heel luguber voorval wordt geconstateerd bij een nabij gelegen kerkhof
De eeuwige jacht by Fred Vargas( Book )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in Dutch and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De introverte en eigenzinnige commissaris Adamsberg die leiding geeft aan de Brigade in Parijs, stuit op twee moorden en een serie vreemde voorvallen met afgeslachte herten en opengemaakte graven
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
This night's foul work
The chalk circle manThis night's foul workThe Ghost Riders of Ordebec : a Commissaire Adamsberg MysteryAn uncertain place : a Commissaire Adamsberg mysteryWash this blood clean from my handSeeking whom he may devour : Chief Inspector Adamsberg investigatesDog will have his dayThe three evangelistsCoule la Seine
Alternative Names

controlled identityAudoin-Rouzeau, Frédérique, 1957-

Audoin, Frédérique 1957-

Audoin-Rouzeau, F.

Audoin-Rouzeau, F. 1957- (Freìdeìrique)

Audoin-Rouzeau , Frédérique

Audoin-Rouzeau, Frédérique 1957-...

Audoin-Rouzeau, Freìdeìrique, 1957-

Audouin-Rouzeau Fredérique

Audouin-Rouzeau, Fredérique, 1957-

Farġās, Frid

Fred Vargas

Fred Vargas écrivaine française

Fred Vargas escriptora francesa

Fred Vargas escritora francesa

Fred Vargas francuska pisarka i archeolog

Fred Vargas Frans schrijfster

Fred Vargas französische Krimi-Autorin und Archäologin

Fred Vargas French writer

Fred Vargas Prantsusmaa kirjanik

Fred Vargas ranskalainen kirjailija

Fred Vargas scrittrice francese

Fred Vargas skrivagnerez gall

Rouzeau, F. Audoin- 1957-

Rouzeau, Frédérique Audoin-

Rouzeau, Frédérique Audoin- 1957-...

Rouzeau, Frédérique Audouin-

Rouzeau, Frédérique Audouin- 1957-...

Vargas, Fred (Frédérique), 1957-

Vargas, Fred pseud

Vargas , Frédérique

Vargas, Frédérique 1957-

Варгас, Фред

Одуан-Рузо Ф. 1957-

Одуан Ф. 1957-

Рузо Ф. 1957-

Фред Варгас

Фред Варґас

ורגאס, פרד

ורגאס, פרד 1957-

ורגס, פרד, 1957-

فرد وارقا

فرد وارگا نویسنده و دیرین‌شناس فرانسوی

فرێد ڤارگاس

바르가스, 프레드 1957-

오두엥루조, 프레데릭 1957

ヴァルガス, フレッド



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