The Ghost Riders of Ordebec: A Commissaire Adamsberg novel

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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

 
The Ghost Riders of Ordebec: A Commissaire Adamsberg novel, Fred Vargas

‘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.

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    ISBN: 9780099569558
    Published: 17/04/2014
    Imprint: Vintage
    Extent: 432 pages
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"This latest outing for the offbeat Commissaire Adamsberg is [Vargas'] best" - Independent

"After decades in which crime fiction in French was dominated by the Belgian author Georges Simenon, it has an indisputable new star in Fred Vargas" - Joan Smith, Sunday Times

"An early contender for outstanding crime novel of the year" - Sunday Times

"A glorious mix of myth, quirky observation and gallic humour" - Sunday Telegraph

"A celebration of love and camaraderie among the unlikeliest allies" - Metro

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Fred Vargas

Fred Vargas

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.

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