The Chalk Circle Man

The Chalk Circle Man

Book - 2009
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Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2009
ISBN: 9780143115953
0143115952
Branch Call Number: MYS VARGA-F
MYS VARGA-F
Characteristics: 247 p. ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Reynolds, Sian

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maipenrai
Nov 05, 2016

The first book in the Commissaire Adamsberg series

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jnewday
Jun 22, 2016

Eccentric intuitive detection chock full of quirky characters and oddball proceedings. Imaginative and diverting.

multcolib_susannel Sep 28, 2015

French detective Commissaire Adamsberg investigates the blue chalk circles that appear at night on the streets of Paris. He has help from a mysterious blind man, a lovelorn elderly woman and a ocean biologist - or are they
suspects?

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czarina815
Aug 20, 2014

The characters were unbelievable and so were their actions. Disappointing.

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rooibos
Jan 15, 2014

Like the main character, the story is slow moving and something of a yawn

hermlou Nov 01, 2011

Vargas is a French mystery writer whose detective Adamsberg is the opposite of Hercule Poirot. He uses intuition to solve cases and is so low key that suspects easily talk to him. The person who draws blue circles around trash on the street escalates to killing a person and leaving the body in the circle. Well written and well plotted.

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rgally
Oct 11, 2010

A little disappointed that this wasn't fantastic - liked it though

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randalljay
Jun 05, 2009

This is the first I read of Vargas and I quite enjoyed it. Although it was quite easy to solve. Excellent characters although I don't believe that any cop can drink as much on the job as the 2-in-charge. Odd denouement but Vargas is trying to humanize the hero.

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