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Then a second body is found, once again, thought to have committed suicide, but once again the same strange symbol is found.

Return to Book Page. Her daughter claims to have seen the ghostly hunt, lead by the Devil’s helper Lord Hellequin. La verdad es que ni lo intento. Vargas’ characters have a psychology that works, and shows mature understanding of human nature. Her interest in the Middle Ages is manifest in many of her novels, especially through the person of Marc Vandoosler, a young specialist in the period.

I should go back and re-read the first eight installments It is, as are all her books, wonderfully weird and very French. Trivia About Temps glaciaires Redelijk ingewikkelde plot, grandioos ontward door Adamsberg en natuurlijk in de eerste plaats door Fred Vargas. Classic Fred Vargas style and brilliantly translated by Sian Reynolds! varbas

I’m always enjoying Vargas’ mysteries although I like some of the Adamsberg books better vvargas others. I particularly like the French Revolution and Robespierre aspect of the novel that mirrors the revolt in the police team. Either the quirky characters become too quirky, or the plot devices run over the top and crash.

Temps glaciaires (Commissaire Adamsberg #10) by Fred Vargas

The problem is that people grow and change. In the beginning you have the wife-killing husband as a sort of aperitif, then you get a taste for the Ordebec mystery that is then derailed by the murder of a prominent and wealthy industrialist, which then proceeds to run in a parallel investigation to Ordebec.


As our hero Adamsberg is pondering the strange case of varga man who killed his wife with breadcrumbs, a woman from Ordebec, a small town in Normandy, comes to him with an even stranger tale, prefaced with the words “People are going to die. There is enough ambiguity to leave the reader wanting more.

La cavalcata dei morti

As soon as they get back to France there is one of the most grisly murder scenes ever, which ultimately is connected to the feet. French gauchists always preserved a particular tenderness For Robespierre. J’ai lu quatre autres Vargas, auxquels cavaalcata mis d’excellentes notes. The Ghost Riders fell into the others category for me. A teensy little bit on the slightly weird side, I admit, but scrumptiously yummy none the less. It’s not high literature, and there are a couple of occasions where the pacing dragged or felt a bit rushed.

He wasn’t troubled by these sudden gaps in his consciousness, he was used to them. Commissaire Adamsberg 1 – 10 of 11 books.

The Ghost Riders of Ordebec by Fred Vargas

The first thread of the investigation, mysterious deaths of people who survived an incident in Iceland years ago, was intriguing. I appreciated that Danglard stepped more outside his encyclopedic box, resisting Adamsberg and getting a small taste for power. By book eight, Adamsberg will not be noting the same things about people as he did in the first.

It is located on Fox Island, and there is local folklore and mythology about the warm stone on it that is supposed to have magical properties.

I am attracted to Jean-Baptiste Adamsberg – his dreamy, logic-lazy sensibility, especially Sometimes it takes a while to get to the right place in order to appreciate the best things. This is the best-one-yet in the Adamsberg series.

Good for you and stuff! There are the disciplined proceduralists, the information gleaners, the talkers, the auditory, the visual, and the intuitive. Their success comes from the best use of their many ways of thinking. He didn’t like that Robespierre appears to be a psychopath that he was really. Maybe it’s because they’re French? Lists with This Book.


This time cavalacta is not Comm I was at Frsd the other day discussing great mystery writers with one of their employees who recommended Pierre Lemaitre. I have read several Fred Vargas novels and have enjoyed them. Heb het boek in het Nederlands gelezen: These four horsemen were a legend in the village, and appeared on a periodic basis whenever the village was about to be relieved of some its less desirable inhabitants.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. At the end of it all, sure of mind, and slightly rumpled of body, he emerges with his prey firmly grasped in his sights. He didn’t know the reason for this frer, but he knew the cause. Mar 23, Ffiamma rated it liked it Shelves: She is French and it is set in France, with all the French quirkiness that when you live there as I have is hard to pinpoint as an outsider. See 2 questions about Temps glaciaires….

Ensconced in the village, Adamsberg clashes with the head gendarme, is mystified by the four strange siblings, and is charmed by an elderly local lady who probably knows something about the killing that has already occurred.

To see what your friends thought of fres book, please sign up. Vendermot’s tale and can’t resist a trip to Ordebec to look around. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Jul 02, Nancy Oakes rated it really liked it Recommends it for: E poi, ‘somma, ho indovinato. His is an artist-like personality that allows those two qualities to merge and find solutions at their own speed.

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