Three-times winner of the CWA International Dagger for Crime Fiction
Commissaire Adamsberg has left Paris for a police conference in London, accompanied by anglophile Commandant Danglard and Estalere, a young sergeant. The city offers a welcome change of scenery until a gruesome discovery is made - just outside the gates of Highgate Cemetery a pile of shoes, all containing severed feet, is found.
Returning to Paris, the three men are then confronted with the violent killing and dismemberment of a wealthy, elderly man. Both the dead man's son and gardener have motives for murder, but soon another candidate for the killing emerges. As Adamsberg investigates the links between these two unsettling crimes, he puts himself at terrible risk.
One of today's few truly original writers of crime fiction: disturbing, unruly, droll and poetic
Frederique Vargas['s]...imaginative characters put most of America's top-rated crime writers to shame
Wonderfully intricate and gothic
An Uncertain Place is full of wit and invention, with a plot that satisfies both intellect and emotion
As ever, Vargas's characters inhabit a world where reason and myth collide, and the result is a thrilling read