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Have Mercy On Us All

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by Fred Vargas

One of the most fetchingly weird detectives…Adamsberg is a bit like Morse, but much more French. An unusual, eccentric thriller ― Daily Telegraph

Fred Vargas has everything: complex and surprising plots, good pace, various and eccentric characters, a sense of place and history, individualized dialogue, wit and style ― Times Literary Supplement

Moody, tense and grotesque, Vargas’s prize-winning novel is a fascinating exploration of Paris’s dark side ― Guardian

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Have Mercy On Us All

Three times a day in a Parisian square, a curious modern-day crier announces the news items that are left in his box. Over the course of a few days he receives a number of disturbing and portentous messages of malicious intent, all of them referring to the Black Death. Strange marks have also appeared on the doors of several buildings: symbols once used to ward off the plague. Detective Commissaire Adamsberg begins to sense a connection, even a grotesque menace. Then charged and flea-bitten corpses are found. The press seizes on their plague-like symptoms, and the panic sets in.

About the Author

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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Weight 0.3 kg
Dimensions 12.8 × 2.6 × 19.7 cm