Have Mercy on Us All

Have Mercy on Us All

Book - 2005
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Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2005
Edition: 1st Simon & Schuster pbk. ed
ISBN: 9780743284011
0743284011
Branch Call Number: MYS VARGA-F
MYS VARGA-F
Characteristics: 353 p. : maps ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Bellos, David

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sandfordross
Dec 04, 2016

I think Fred Vargas is one of the best detective fiction writers going. Her characters, albeit quirky, resonate as most seem to have human failings and problems and still manage to function effectively as a team. The chief protagonist, Adamsberg, is a philandering, dishevelled chief inspector with a taste for the drink, yet with many admirable qualities.

If you like "American" style detective books with superhero type characters, this is not a book for you. However if you like the Simenon type of French detective, then this is an excellent series. Although stand alone, a chronological reading is best.

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maipenrai
Nov 05, 2016

The fourth book in the Commissaire Adamsberg series

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beckylunatic
Jul 11, 2011

Although this was the first book by Fred Vargas to be available in an English translation, it falls about midway in the series. Her Wikipedia page has a chronology with dates for both French and English versions, to help with reading order for Anglos.

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