Commissaire Adamsberg

8 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 106 ratings

An Uncertain Place 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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    • Have Mercy on Us All

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  • Book 6

    • An Uncertain Place

    • By: Fred Vargas
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul
    • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 44

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful as always

    • By Yonyon on 21-08-17

    Regular price: £21.99

  • Book 7

    • The Ghost Riders of Ordebec

    • A Commissaire Adamsberg Novel, Book 7
    • By: Fred Vargas
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul
    • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    "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
    • A delight to read

    • By Margaret on 30-07-13

    Regular price: £23.99

  • Book 8

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