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Fred Vargas

Fred Vargas was born in Paris in 1957. As well as being a best-selling author in France, she is an historian and archaeologist.

She worked at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), which she joined in 1988. She later joined the Institut Pasteur, as a eukaryotic archaeologist.

She mostly writes police thrillers (policiers). They take place in Paris and feature the adventures of Chief Inspector Adamsberg and his team. 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. Seeking Whom He May Devour was shortlisted by the British Crime Writers' Association for the last Gold Dagger award for best crime novel of the year, and the following year The Three Evangelists won the inaugural Duncan Lawrie International Dagger. She also won the award for the second year-running with Wash This Blood Clean From My Hand.

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Best Sellers

    • A Climate of Fear

    • By: Fred Vargas, Sian Reynolds
    • Narrated by: Chris MacDonnell
    • Length: 15 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    A woman is found murdered in her bathtub, and the murder has been made to look like a suicide....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fred Vargas is great!

    • By Phyllis on 03-20-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Ghost Riders of Ordebec

    • By: Fred Vargas, Sian Reynolds (translator)
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul
    • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 72
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 68

    As the chief of police in Paris's seventh arrondissement, Commissaire Adamsberg has no jurisdiction in Ordebec. Yet, he cannot ignore a widow's plea....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I want MORE Fred Vargas on audible

    • By Barbara on 09-21-14

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Quand sort la recluse

    • By: Fred Vargas
    • Narrated by: Thierry Janssen
    • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 16

    - Trois morts, c'est exact, dit Danglard. Mais cela regarde les médecins, les épidémiologistes, les zoologues. Nous, en aucun cas...

    Regular price: $21.49

    • L'homme à l'envers

    • Commissaire Adamsberg 2
    • By: Fred Vargas
    • Narrated by: Jacques Frantz
    • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Et si la mémoire, les souvenirs, les fantasmes enfouis étaient les plus rusés des criminels ? Pourtant, personne ne le sait mieux qu'Adamsberg...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Belle histoire, tellement bien lue!

    • By khilsati on 11-03-15

    Regular price: $17.67

    • Un lieu incertain

    • Commissaire Adamsberg 7
    • By: Fred Vargas
    • Narrated by: Thierry Janssen
    • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Amené à sillonner l'Europe pour élucider le mystère de 17 pieds coupés, retrouvés chaussés, dans le cimetière d'Highgate, à Londres...

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Personnages 5/5, histoire 2/5.

    • By Thierry Jambage on 02-08-18

    Regular price: $17.77

    • Temps glaciaires

    • Commissaire Adamsberg 9
    • By: Fred Vargas
    • Narrated by: Thierry Janssen
    • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    Adamsberg, Danglard, Retancourt sont bien tous là dans ce Fred Vargas qui mêle allègrement les tons, les temps et les lieux sans jamais perdre le fil d'une intrigue retorse à souhait. Comme toujours, jubilatoire...

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Mmmm, divertissant...

    • By vee on 04-15-17

    Regular price: $21.49

    • L'armée furieuse

    • Commissaire Adamsberg 8
    • By: Fred Vargas
    • Narrated by: Thierry Janssen
    • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Le commissaire Adamsberg devrait se méfier... On le sait, la Normandie et le Cotentin sont des lieux qu'on dit de longue date hantés par sorciers...

    Regular price: $18.98

    • Sous les vents de Neptune

    • Commissaire Adamsberg 5
    • By: Fred Vargas
    • Narrated by: François Berland
    • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    La découverte d'une jeune fille assassinée de trois coups de couteau ramène violemment Adamsberg trente ans en arrière, et au souvenir de Raphaël...

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Pas le meilleur...

    • By vee on 02-12-17

    Regular price: $17.67

    • Ceux qui vont mourir te saluent

    • By: Fred Vargas
    • Narrated by: Philippe Allard
    • Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Claude, Tibère, Néron, les trois étudiants, les trois "empereurs" promènent leur nonchalance inquiète dans les rues de Rome...

    Regular price: $17.67

    • Pars vite et reviens tard

    • Commissaire Adamsberg 3
    • By: Fred Vargas
    • Narrated by: Thierry Janssen
    • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    On l'a peint soigneusement sur les treize portes d'un immeuble parisien : un grand 4 noir, inversé, à la base élargie.

    Regular price: $18.04

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