An Uncertain Place (Commissaire Adamsberg)

by Fred Vargas | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0143120042 Global Overview for this book
Registered by eponine38 of Winchester, Massachusetts USA on 8/10/2016
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Journal Entry 1 by eponine38 from Winchester, Massachusetts USA on Wednesday, August 10, 2016
I've read a couple of her other quirky mysteries in the original French, and enjoyed them. Hope to find this one in French as well. :-)

This English edition will be reserved for bookstogive's Mystery/Thriller VBB. It's an ex-library copy with some pieces of color missing from the upper front cover.

From the #1 bestselling French author and three-time winner of the Crime Writers' Association's International Dagger Award.
When Commissaire Jean-Baptiste Adamsberg, the chief of police in Paris's seventh arrondissement, is called to the scene of a ghastly and highly unusual murder, he thinks it can't have anything to do with the nine pairs of shoes and severed feet discovered outside of London's Highgate Cemetery just a few days earlier. With the help of the murdered man's gifted physician, Adamsberg delves into the victim's disturbed psyche and unexpectedly finds himself on a path that takes him deep into the haunted past of Eastern Europe, where a centuries-old horror has come to life and is claiming victims far and wide.
Adding to bookstogive's Mystery/Thriller/Suspense VBB.

Journal Entry 2 by eponine38 at Winchester, Massachusetts USA on Saturday, July 20, 2019
Unclaimed in the VBB.

Journal Entry 3 by eponine38 at Winchester, Massachusetts USA on Saturday, July 20, 2019
Wow! I loved this, as macabre as it was. I read it in French, with this English version for reference. It did take a while to get into, but after that, I couldn't put it down. It has some unusual elements that I wouldn't expect to have enjoyed - hard to describe without spoilers! This was my favorite book so far by this author.

The dual setting of Paris and London (especially Highgate Cemetery) was a plus.

Early morning, coffee hasn't kicked in yet, so I'll give up writing now. :-) Highly recommended!

Journal Entry 4 by eponine38 at Panera Bread - Porter Sq in Cambridge, Massachusetts USA on Saturday, July 20, 2019

Released 2 mos ago (7/20/2019 UTC) at Panera Bread - Porter Sq in Cambridge, Massachusetts USA


For the meetup. Hope it finds a new reader!

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Journal Entry 5 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Sunday, July 21, 2019
Thanks for suggesting this one at today's meetup - looks intriguing! I've enjoyed a couple of other works by this author, including Seeking Whom He May Devour.

Later: gotta love a book that starts with "Commissaire Adamsberg knew how to iron shirts"! The story's a meandering, sometimes grim one (with some worrisome scenes involving new kittens, though luckily someone comes to the rescue). I appreciated the many cemetery/burial/grisly-dismemberment scenes {wry grin}, and especially the nods to Highgate Cemetery, a marvelously atmospheric place that I visited once.

Released 2 mos ago (7/24/2019 UTC) at Little Free Library, Sequoia Rd and Sassafras Rd in Westford, Massachusetts USA


I left this book in this new Little Free Library on this warm day; hope someone enjoys it!

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