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Climate of Fear

by Fred Vargas

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ISBN: 9781784702625
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A woman is found dead in her bath. The murder has been disguised as a suicide and a strange symbol is discovered at the scene. Then the symbol is observed near a second victim, who ten years earlier had also taken part in a doomed expedition to Iceland. How are these deaths, and rumours of an Icelandic demon, linked to a secretive local society?
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  • Paperback
    $20.55
ISBN: 9781784702625
ANNOTATION:
A woman is found dead in her bath. The murder has been disguised as a suicide and a strange symbol is discovered at the scene. Then the symbol is observed near a second victim, who ten years earlier had also taken part in a doomed expedition to Iceland. How are these deaths, and rumours of an Icelandic demon, linked to a secretive local society?

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A woman is found dead in her bath. The murder has been disguised as a suicide and a strange symbol is discovered at the scene. Then the symbol is observed near a second victim, who ten years earlier had also taken part in a doomed expedition to Iceland. How are these deaths, and rumours of an Icelandic demon, linked to a secretive local society?

Publisher Description

THE NEW INSPECTOR ADAMSBERG NOVEL

Shortlisted for the CWA International Dagger 2017

A woman is found dead in her bath. The murder has been disguised as a suicide and a strange symbol is discovered at the scene.

Then the symbol is observed near a second victim, who ten years earlier had also taken part in a doomed expedition to Iceland.

How are these deaths, and rumours of an Icelandic demon, linked to a secretive local society? And what does the mysterious sign mean? Commissaire Adamsberg is about to find out.

Author Biography

Fred Vargas was born in Paris in 1957. A historian and archaeologist by profession, she is now a bestselling novelist. Her books have sold over 10 million copies worldwide and have been translated into 45 languages.

Review

A rich and remarkable work that may be her masterpiece. Crime Scene Vargas writes with strength, erudition and unique imagination... In the crowded world of crime fiction, she's a valuable one-off. A Climate of Fear is one of her best. -- Marcel Berlins The Times A reminder that Fred Vargas is one of the most entertainingly eccentric of all current European crime writers... [It] demonstrates why Vargas is so highly esteemed... Highly impressive. -- Barry Forshaw Independent [Vargas] has won the CWA international dagger four times, confirming her place in the top rank of contemporary crime writers... [A Climate of Fear] is easily the best thing she has ever done... The idea of history repeating itself is at the heart of this stunning novel, which confirms Vargas' fine understanding of the unchanging nature of human passions. Sunday Times French crime queen's new mystery - her best yet. Sunday Times

Prizes

Short-listed for CWA International Dagger 2017 (UK)

Product Details

Author
Fred Vargas
Publisher
Vintage Publishing
Year
2017
Translator
Sian Reynolds
ISBN-10
1784702625
ISBN-13
9781784702625
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2017-06-08
Media
Book
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Pages
416
Language
English
Audience
General/Trade
Series
Commissaire Adamsberg