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The Chalk Circle Man

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The Chalk Circle Man by Fred Vargas
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Jun 30, 2009 | ISBN 9780143115953

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Praise for Fred Vargas and the Commissaire Adamsberg mysteries 

“Wry humor and offbeat plots blend with a subtly dangerous charm to make Fred Vargas the queen of French crime writers.” —Martin Walker, author of the Bruno, Chief of Police Series

“Vargas writes with the startling imagery and absurdist wit of a latter-day Anouilh, about fey characters who live in a wonderful bohemian world that never was but should have been.” —The New York Times Book Review 
“Spry, ironic, yet fully engaged with the horror of contemporary reality” —Los Angeles Times
 “It’s a full, rich and strange plate.” —Seattle Times
“[A] high degree of intelligence, sophistication and perversity informs [Vargas’] fiction…I continue to be delighted by the workings of [her] imagination. It’s a tangled web she weaves, and a hard one to escape.”—Patrick Anderson, The Washington Post 
“Few crime stories are as apt to leave a reader wondering so ardently: Who dunnit?…Vargas’ characters are like something out of a fairy tale – eternal opposites, ever-renewing archetypes despite their fresh adventures each time. That’s why each novel’s opening feels new.” —The Philadelphia Inquirer 
“Anyone who enjoys kooky characters and intricate detail will happily follow Vargas along.” —Entertainment Weekly
“As droll and fascinating as la ville lumière itself.” —Kirkus Reviews  
“Adamsberg, always an intuitive sleuth rather than a rational one, is the perfect hero for a series where reality is always a moving target.” —Booklist 

“Vargas is, by some distance, the hottest property in contemporary crime fiction.” —The Guardian (London)


Crime Writers’ Association Dagger Award WINNER

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