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Vargas, Fred

Works: 513 works in 2,418 publications in 15 languages and 18,069 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Novels  History  Noir fiction 
Roles: Author, Creator, Instrumentalist, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Interviewee, Contributor, Author of introduction, 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 )

143 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in 11 languages and held by 1,459 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."
An uncertain place : a Commissaire Adamsberg mystery by Fred Vargas( Book )

76 editions published between 2008 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 1,371 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"--
The chalk circle man by Fred Vargas( Book )

118 editions published between 1991 and 2019 in 8 languages and held by 1,364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When blue chalk circles begin to appear on the pavement in neighborhoods around Paris, detective Commissaire Adamsberg is alone in thinking that they are far from amusing. As he studies each new circle and the increasingly bizarre objects they contain, he senses the cruelty that lies within whoever is responsible. And when a circle is discovered containing a woman with her throat cut, Adamsberg knows that this is just the beginning.--From publisher's description
The Ghost Riders of Ordebec : a Commissaire Adamsberg Mystery by Fred Vargas( Book )

54 editions published between 2011 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 1,288 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."--
Wash this blood clean from my hand by Fred Vargas( Book )

98 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 1,286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Between 1943 and 2003 nine people have been stabbed to death with a most unusual weapon: a trident. In each case, arrests were made, suspects confessed their crimes and were sentenced to life in prison. One slightly worrying detail: the presumed murderers lost conciousness during the nights of the crimes and have no recollection of them."--Cover
This night's foul work by Fred ( Vargas( Book )

70 editions published between 1996 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 1,250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the outskirts of Paris, two men have been found with their throats cut. It is assumed that this is a drug-related incident of the kind so often uncovered in that area of town. But Adamsberg is convinced that there is more to it. Anxious to keep control of the case, he must call in a favour from the pathologist Ariane Lagarde, someone he had come up against twenty-three years previously. The trail also leads Adamsberg to a cemetery, where a grave has been disturbed with no apparent motive. Could this be the work of the elderly nurse - a serial killer caught by Adamsberg two years ago and recently escaped from prison? Meanwhile a new lieutenant has been assigned to the team. There is something disquieting about him, not least when it emerges that he is from a neighbouring village in the Pyrenees, known for its feuds with Adamsberg's own childhood home
A climate of fear by Fred Vargas( Book )

52 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 981 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?"--
Dog will have his day by Fred Vargas( Book )

73 editions published between 1996 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 803 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
Seeking whom he may devour : Chief Inspector Adamsberg investigates by Fred Vargas( Book )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 658 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)
The three evangelists by Fred Vargas( Book )

87 editions published between 1995 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 578 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 )

68 editions published between 1997 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 496 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 )

87 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 436 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
Seeking whom he may devour by Fred Vargas( Book )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Each day, inhabitants of a small community in the French Alps find another of their ewes with its throat cut. When one of the villagers too is killed people begin to wonder: could it be the work of a werewolf? Soon suspicion falls on Massart, one of the villagers, because of his beardlessness (according to popular legend, werewolves have no hair on their bodies because they are inside the body). Soliman, the victim's adopted son; Le Veilleur, a lonely sheperd and Camille, a lovely girl from the city, decide to pursue Massart and their hunt leads them into the Alps, but their incompetence is undisguisable and they decide to summon Commissaire Adamsberg to help
Prima di morire addio by Fred Vargas( Book )

58 editions published between 1994 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse : Roman policier (énigme)
Quand sort la recluse by Fred Vargas( Book )

19 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in French and Spanish and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une nouvelle enquête du commissaire Adamsberg
Les nuages en France by Marco Cappelli( )

5 editions published in 2011 and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coule la Seine by Fred Vargas( Book )

46 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in French and English and held by 209 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
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
Een dodelijk venijn by Fred Vargas( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in Dutch and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commissaris Jean-Baptiste Adamsberg raakt geïntrigeerd door het bericht dat in de omgeving van Nîmes drie mannen van rond de tachtig zijn gestorven ten gevolge van een beet door een kluizenaarsspin en stort zich op deze zaak
De verdwijningen by Fred Vargas( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in Dutch and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De Parijse commissaris Adamsberg buigt zich over de vreemde dood van een jager in Normandië
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
This night's foul work
An uncertain place : a Commissaire Adamsberg mysteryThe chalk circle manThe Ghost Riders of Ordebec : a Commissaire Adamsberg MysteryWash this blood clean from my handThis night's foul workDog will have his daySeeking whom he may devour : Chief Inspector Adamsberg investigatesThe three evangelists
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 فارغاس كاتبة فرنسية

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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