Have Mercy on us All

by Fred Vargas

Part of the Commissaire Adamsberg Series

Thriller and Suspense

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The first in an intriguing and prize-winning series of Parisian chillers featuring a French Morse-like detective named Adamsberg.

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Winner of the Grand Prix Litt-raire des Lectrices, 2002.


Each day, in honour of a Parisian tradition, a town crier calls out the local news to all who will listen. Over the course of a few days a number of disturbing messages are slipped in to his box, messages of portentous and malicious intent referring to the Black Death. Strange marks have also appeared on the doors of several buildings: symbols once used to ward off the plague. Detective Commissaire Adamsberg begins to sense a connection, even a grotesque menace. Then charred and flea-bitten corpses are found. The press seizes on their plague-like symptoms, and the panic sets in…

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ISBN: 9780099453642
Publication date: 07/10/2004
Publisher: Vintage
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780099453642
Publication date: 7th October 2004
Author: Fred Vargas
Publisher: Vintage
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 400 pages
Genres: Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Crime & mystery,

About Fred Vargas

Fred Vargas was born in Paris in 1957. As well as being a best-selling author in France, she is by training an historian and archaeologist.  

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