AUTHOR

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

    • Quand sort la recluse

    • By: Fred Vargas
    • Narrated by: Thierry Janssen
    • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 10

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

    Regular price: $21.49

    • The Ghost Riders of Ordebec

    • By: Fred Vargas, Sian Reynolds (translator)
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul
    • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 65

    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

    • 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 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    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

    • Dans les bois éternels

    • Commissaire Adamsberg 6
    • By: Fred Vargas
    • Narrated by: Thierry Janssen
    • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 10

    Pour sa dixième enquête, le commissaire Adamsberg doit pister, au travers de ce ténébreux inventaire, un tueur en quête d'immortalité.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • HIstoire avec quelques chicanes comme dirait Adamsberg

    • By vee on 02-27-17

    Regular price: $17.77

    • Pars vite et reviens tard

    • Commissaire Adamsberg 3
    • By: Fred Vargas
    • Narrated by: Thierry Janssen
    • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    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

    • 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 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    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

    • Der Zorn der Einsiedlerin

    • By: Fred Vargas
    • Narrated by: Volker Lechtenbrink
    • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Im Süden Frankreichs sterben mehrere Männer - angeblich sind sie dem Biss der Einsiedlerspinne zum Opfer gefallen. Allerdings reicht das Gift...

    Regular price: $14.76

    • Debout les morts

    • By: Fred Vargas
    • Narrated by: Philippe Allard
    • Length: 8 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    Un hêtre peut-il pousser en une seule nuit dans un jardin, rue Chasle à Paris, sans que personne l'ait planté ? Oui. Chez la cantatrice Sophia Siméonidis...

    Regular price: $18.07

    • Coule la Seine

    • Commissaire Adamsberg 4
    • By: Fred Vargas
    • Narrated by: Jacques Frantz
    • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Trois nouveaux mystères à l'ombre de la tour Eiffel. Trois facettes du couple Adamsberg-Danglard et de leur fructueuse dissemblance. Et le talent unique de Fred Vargas...

    Regular price: $15.45

    • Sans feu ni lieu

    • By: Fred Vargas
    • Narrated by: Philippe Allard
    • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Avec un humour et une légèreté virtuoses, Fred Vargas fait rebondir les situations, réinvente la manière de parler de ses personnages...

    Regular price: $18.67

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