This Poison Will Remain

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Product Details

Price
$16.00  $14.72
Publisher
Penguin Books
Publish Date
Pages
416
Dimensions
5.2 X 7.9 X 1.0 inches | 0.7 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780143133667

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About the Author

Fred Vargas was born in Paris in 1957. A historian and archaeologist by profession, she is now a bestselling novelist. Vargas was the winner of the inaugural British Crime Writers' Association Duncan Lawrie International Dagger for her novel The Three Evangelists. Her books have sold over 10 million copies worldwide and have been translated into 45 languages.

Reviews

Praise for This Poison Will Remain

"Brilliantly twisty... Vargas deserves a wide American readership."
--Publishers Weekly (starred)

"I so enjoyed This Poison Will Remain, real vintage Vargas: playful, thought-provoking, a total delight. And beautifully translated. Adamsberg is one of my favorite detectives."
--Ann Cleeves, author of the Shetland mysteries

Praise for Fred Vargas and her Commissaire Adamsberg Mysteries

"Wry humor and offbeat plots blend with a subtly dangerous charm to make Fred Vargas the queen of French crime writers."
--Martin Walker, author of the Bruno, Chief of Police Series

"Vargas writes with the startling imagery and absurdist wit of a latter-day Anouilh, about fey characters who live in a wonderful bohemian world that never was but should have been."
--The New York Times Book Review

"Fred Vargas' books are murder mysteries, yes -- cunning, corkscrew murder mysteries -- but so much else besides: delicate comedies, engrossing tours of French geography and history, fascinating excursions into folklore and myth."
--A. J. Finn, #1 New York Times bestselling author

"Vargas' characters are like something out of a fairy tale - eternal opposites, ever-renewing archetypes despite their fresh adventures each time. That's why each novel's opening feels new."
--The Philadelphia Inquirer

"Anyone who enjoys kooky characters and intricate detail will happily follow Vargas along."
--Entertainment Weekly

"Readers should settle in to be unsettled. Delight is found not so much in the details of plot as in the oddities of character. The crime, the suspects, and the commissaire are all pleasantly off-kilter and equally baffling. A definite pick for Francophile mystery buffs who also enjoy Georges Simenon's Maigret series."
--Library Journal

"Adamsberg, always an intuitive sleuth rather than a rational one, is the perfect hero for a series where reality is always a moving target."--Booklist

"Vargas remains the gold standard in modern crime fiction."--Kirkus