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Chalk Circle Man

by Fred Vargas

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In spite of all this his colleagues are forced to admit that he is a born cop.When strange blue chalk circles start appearing overnight on the pavements of Paris, only Adamsberg takes them - and the increasingly bizarre objects found within them - seriously.
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  • Paperback
    $21.49
ISBN: 9780099488972
ANNOTATION:
In spite of all this his colleagues are forced to admit that he is a born cop.When strange blue chalk circles start appearing overnight on the pavements of Paris, only Adamsberg takes them - and the increasingly bizarre objects found within them - seriously.

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In spite of all this his colleagues are forced to admit that he is a born cop.When strange blue chalk circles start appearing overnight on the pavements of Paris, only Adamsberg takes them - and the increasingly bizarre objects found within them - seriously.

Publisher Description

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 and 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 - a born cop.When strange blue chalk circles start appearing overnight on the pavements of Paris, the press take up the story with amusement and psychiatrists trot out their theories. Adamsberg is alone in thinking this is not a game and far from amusing. He insists on being kept informed of new circles and the increasingly bizarre objects which they contain- a pigeon's foot, four cigarette lighters, a badge proclaiming 'I Love Elvis', a hat, a doll's head. Adamsberg senses the cruelty that lies behind these seemingly random occurrences. Soon a circle with decidedly less banal contents is discovered- the body of a woman with her throat savagely cut. Adamsberg knows that other murders will follow.

Author Biography

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

Review

Witty, inventive and vaguely surreal, this novel should win over the most diehard crime fiction fans -- Melissa McClemets Financial Times The novel shows Vargas in riveting form right from the start of her writing career The Times The hottest property in contemporary crime fiction Guardian She wants to surprise, unsettle, frustrate and amuse - and succeeds in writing a gripping novel that takes readers out of their comfort zones The Scotsman Rich and witty Independent

Prizes

Winner of CWA International Dagger 2009

Product Details

Author
Fred Vargas
Year
2010
Translator
Sian Reynolds
ISBN-10
0099488973
ISBN-13
9780099488972
Format
Paperback
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Media
Book
Pages
256
Short Title
CHALK CIRCLE MAN
Series
Vintage Books
Publisher
Vintage Publishing
Publication Date
2010-02-04
Language
English
Audience
General/Trade