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This Poison Will Remain

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This Poison Will Remain by Fred Vargas
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Aug 20, 2019 | ISBN 9780143133667

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Praise

Praise for This Poison Will Remain

“Brilliantly twisty… Vargas deserves a wide American readership.”
Publishers Weekly (starred)

“I so enjoyed This Poison Will Remain, real vintage Vargas: playful, thought-provoking, a total delight. And beautifully translated. Adamsberg is one of my favorite detectives.”
—Ann Cleeves, author of the Shetland mysteries

Praise for Fred Vargas and her 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 

“Fred Vargas’ books are murder mysteries, yes — cunning, corkscrew murder mysteries — but so much else besides: delicate comedies, engrossing tours of French geography and history, fascinating excursions into folklore and myth.”
—A. J. Finn, #1 New York Times bestselling author
 
“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

“Readers should settle in to be unsettled. Delight is found not so much in the details of plot as in the oddities of character. The crime, the suspects, and the commissaire are all pleasantly off-kilter and equally baffling. A definite pick for Francophile mystery buffs who also enjoy Georges Simenon’s Maigret series.”
Library Journal
 
“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 remains the gold standard in modern crime fiction.”—Kirkus

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