The Ghost Riders of Ordebec: A Commissaire Adamsberg Novel

Author(s): Fred Vargas

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'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. Soon after the young woman's vision a notoriously cruel man disappears, and the local police dismiss the matter as superstition. Although the case is far outside his jurisdiction, Adamsberg agrees to investigate the strange happenings in a village terrorised by wild rumours and ancient feuds.

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Commissaire Adamsberg takes on a case far outside of his jurisdiction: the disappearances of evil-doers who have been visited by a band of ghostly horsemen

Winner (joint) of the CWA International Dagger 2013

other winner  Pierre Lemaitre with Alex

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

General Fields

  • : 9781846555862
  • : Vintage
  • : Harvill Secker
  • : November 2012
  • : 234mm X 153mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : 313
  • : 368
  • : Fred Vargas