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Commissaire Adamsberg leaves Paris for a three-day conference in London. Accompanying him are Estalere, a young sergeant, and Commandant Danglard, who is terrified at the idea of travelling beneath the Channel. It is a welcome change of scenery, until a macabre and brutal case comes to the attention of their colleague Radstock from New Scotland Yard.

Just outside the gates of the baroque Highgate Cemetery a pile of shoes is found. Not so strange in itself, but the shoes contain severed feet. As Scotland Yard's investigation begins, Adamsberg and his colleagues return home and are confronted with a massacre in a suburban home. Adamsberg and Danglard are drawn in to a trail of vampires and vampire-hunters that leads them all the way to Serbia, a place where the old certainties no longer apply.

In Fred Vargas’s riveting new novel, Commissaire Adamsberg finds himself in the line of fire as never before.

©2011 Editions Viviane Hamy, Paris (P)2011 Random House Audio Go

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  • Yonyon
  • 08-21-17

Wonderful as always

Fred Vargas never disappoints.

Even though I knew who did it (listened to an audiobook ahead) I still enjoyed so much of the scene Vargas set and the character development, it didn't really matter. I enjoyed every minute of this book.

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  • Phil
  • 10-23-18

Nicely read but I lost interest.

well read but I lost interest in the story although I did finish it. I think maybe it was just not a story for me but others may enjoy it.

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  • J. Prothero
  • 12-07-17

Heaven

What a brilliant read/listen. A great story superbly realised by David Rintoul. Highly recommended 🤓