The Ghost Riders of Ordebec: A Commissaire Adamsberg novel
France's bestselling crime writer, and three-time winner of the CWA International Dagger, sends the quirky and original Commissaire Adamsberg far outside his jurisdication in a chilling tale of evil-doers who disappear after visitations from a band of ghostly horsemen
‘People will die,' says the panic-stricken woman outside police headquarters.
She refuses to speak to anyone besides Commissaire Adamsberg. Her daughter has seen a vision: ghostly horsemen who target the most nefarious characters in Normandy. Since the middle ages there have been stories of murderers, rapists, those with serious crimes on their conscience, meeting a grisly end following a visitation by the riders.
Soon after the young woman's vision a notoriously vicious and cruel man disappears. Although the case is far outside his jurisdiction, Adamsberg agrees to investigate the strange happenings in a village terrorised by wild rumours and ancient feuds.
Paperback$26.99 RRPISBN: 9780099569558Published: 17/04/2014Imprint: VintageExtent: 432 pagesStock Level: HIGHPlease note: This information is intended for booksellers only and does not reflect the number of copies currently available in stores. If you are not a bookseller and wish to purchase this book, please contact your local bookstore, or click on the buy now button to find a good retailer.
Trade Paperback$36.99 RRPISBN: 9781846555862Published: 08/03/2013Imprint: Harvill SeckerExtent: 368 pages
Hardback$38.99 RRPISBN: 9781846557361Published: 15/03/2013Imprint: Harvill SeckerExtent: 368 pagesStock Level: Temporarily out of StockPlease note: This information is intended for booksellers only and does not reflect the number of copies currently available in stores. If you are not a bookseller and wish to purchase this book, please contact your local bookstore, or click on the buy now button to find a good retailer.
eBookCHECK RETAILER PRICEISBN: 9781446485071Published: 07/03/2013Imprint: Vintage DigitalExtent: 432 pages
"A glorious mix of myth, quirky observation and gallic humour" - Sunday Telegraph
"A celebration of love and camaraderie among the unlikeliest allies" - Metro
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.