The Chalk Circle Man: Adamsberg 1
|Author:||Fred Vargas; Sian Reynolds (Translator)|
|Series:||Commissaire Adamsberg Ser.|
The Chalk Circle Man is the first book featuring Jean-Baptiste Adamsberg, one of the most engaging characters in contemporary detective fiction.
Winner of CWA International Dagger 2009.
She wants to surprise, unsettle, frustrate and amuse - and succeeds in writing a gripping novel that takes readers out of their comfort zones The Scotsman A good introduction to this quirky French writer... It is a testimony to both Vargas's skill as a writer and Reynolds's excellent translation that one is swept along by the sheer nouvelle vague-ish inventiveness of the whole thing Guardian The novel shows Vargas in riveting form right from the start of her writing career The Times
Fred Vargas was born in Paris in 1957. As well as being a best-selling author in France, she is an historian and archaeologist.