Commissaire Adamsberg

9 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 123 ratings

An Uncertain Place Publisher's Summary

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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  • Book 1

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  • Book 2

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  • Book 6

    • An Uncertain Place

    • By: Fred Vargas
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul
    • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    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.

    Regular price: $23.44

  • Book 7

    • The Ghost Riders of Ordebec

    • A Commissaire Adamsberg Novel, Book 7
    • By: Fred Vargas
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul
    • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    "People will die," says the panic-stricken woman outside police headquarters. She has been standing in blazing sunshine for more than an hour, and refuses to speak to anyone besides Commissaire Adamsberg. Her daughter has seen a vision: ghostly horsemen who target the most nefarious characters in Normandy. Since the middle ages there have been stories of murderers, rapists, those with serious crimes on their conscience, meeting a grizzly end following a visitation by the riders.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love the well-written weirdness of Vargas

    • By A on 06-26-13

    Regular price: $24.78

    • 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 70
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 66

    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. Her daughter Lina has seen a vision of the Ghost Riders with four nefarious men. According to the 1000-year-old legend, the vision means that the men will soon die a grisly death. When one of them disappears, Adamsberg races to Ordebec, where he becomes entranced by the gorgeous Lina - and embroiled in the small Normandy town's ancient feud.

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

    • By Barbara on 09-21-14

    Regular price: $24.50

  • Book 8

    • 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. But a strange symbol found at the crime scene leads the local police to call Commissaire Adamsberg and his team. When the symbol is found near the body of a second disguised suicide, a pattern begins to emerge: Both victims were part of a disastrous expedition to Iceland over 10 years ago where a group of tourists found themselves trapped on a deserted island.

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

    • By Phyllis on 03-20-18

    Regular price: $27.99