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Si mobilitata tutta l Anticrimine del tredicesimo arrondissement di Parigi sul caso dei due apparenti suicidi Il coltissimo capitano Danglard, grande estimatore di vino bianco, l energica Violette Retancourt, lo specialistica in pesci d acqua dolce Voisenet Ma soprattutto lo svagato, irresistibile, spalatore di nuvole , il commissario Jean Baptiste Adamsberg Tutto inizia col ritrovamento di due corpi e la scoperta di uno strano simbolo scarabocchiato accanto a ciascuno di essi Ma come sempre accade nelle storie di Fred Vargas, questo non che l avvio di una avventura che finir per snodarsi in mezza Europa tra una balzana setta di adepti della Rivoluzione francese e una gita in Islanda finita in tragedia Sorprendente, ancora una volta Vargas non ha eguali Le Figaro Conosceva Adamsberg da abbastanza tempo per sapere che, nel suo caso, la parola riflettere non aveva alcun significato Adamsberg non rifletteva, non si sedeva da solo a un tavolo, impugnando una matita, non si concentrava davanti a una finestra, non ricapitolava i fatti su un tabellone, con frecce e cifre, non appoggiava il mento su una mano Vagolava, camminava senza far ru, ciondolava da un ufficio all altro, commentava, andava avanti e indietro a passi lenti, ma nessuno l aveva mai visto riflettere Sembrava un pesce alla deriva No, un pesce non va alla deriva, un pesce persegue il suo obiettivo Adamsberg faceva pensare piuttosto a una spugna, sballottata dalle correnti Ma quali correnti


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  1. Paromjit Paromjit says:

    I adore the French Commissaire Adamsberg series and so pleased to get hold of this novel This a knotted mystery that Adamsberg refers to as bundle of seaweed that refuses to be untangled for some time It contains an Icelandic supernatural element with the deadly demon afterganga that is summoning our other worldly commissaire It is located on Fox Island, and there is local folklore and mythology about the warm stone on it that is supposed to have magical properties There is experience of i I adore the French Commissaire Adamsberg series and so pleased to get hold of this novel This a knotted mystery that Adamsberg refers to as bundle of seaweed that refuses to be untangled for some time It contains an Icelandic supernatural element with the deadly demon afterganga that is summoning our other worldly commissaire It is located on Fox Island, and there is local folklore and mythology about the warm stone on it that is supposed to have magical properties There is experience of its evil intent amidst the harm visited on locals who avoid the island like the plague In Paris, there are a number of apparent suicides that turn out to be murders The first victim, Alice Gauthier, and those that follow have a sign on the scene that baffles the police, including Commandant Danglard of the Serious Crime Squad A letter sent by Alice has the police visit a Stud farm to meet Amedee Masfaure and Victor who recount a story of murders that took place in Iceland amongst a group of French tourists on Fox Island years ago The murderer threatened to wreak such terrible vengeance that the remaining group kept silent through the years It becomes clear the victims are connected with the Robespierre Association, headed by Henri Chateau, which focuses police investigations on this area A climate of fear grows in the present that echoes that of Robespierre s Reign of Terror, mesmerisingly enacted by the Association The lack of progress convinces Adamsberg to go to Iceland despite the reservations and outright hostility of most of his team, particularly Danglard There is a web of deceit and lies that are uncovered An eventful and dangerous trip to Iceland yields vital information which leads Adamsberg closer to the truth However, an adept, dangerous and ruthless killer has no intention of being discovered and will do anything to stop this happening.This is a complex and atmospheric story that weaves a spell over the reader It is full of tension, twists and suspense The conflict and hostility within Adamsberg s police team led by Danglard leaves Adamsberg isolated in the finale at the Stud Farm I particularly like the French Revolution and Robespierre aspect of the novel that mirrors the revolt in the police team This is another brilliant addition to the series which I highly recommend Cannot wait for the next one


  2. ✘✘ Sarah ✘✘ (former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans) ✘✘ Sarah ✘✘ (former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans) says:

    Pet boars and white wine galore and the French Revolution and Iceland and spoiler spoiler spoiler, oh my There are two detectives in my nefarious life One is a puny Belgian guy with a horrendous English accent and a super hot mustache The other one is Chief Inspector Jean Baptiste Adamsberg, head of the Paris Crime Squad Oh, I know what you re thinking right now You re probably telling your little selves, oh bloody shrimping no, not another boring as fish police inspector These crime novels Pet boars and white wine galore and the French Revolution and Iceland and spoiler spoiler spoiler, oh my There are two detectives in my nefarious life One is a puny Belgian guy with a horrendous English accent and a super hot mustache The other one is Chief Inspector Jean Baptiste Adamsberg, head of the Paris Crime Squad Oh, I know what you re thinking right now You re probably telling your little selves, oh bloody shrimping no, not another boring as fish police inspector These crime novels are all the same, read one and you ve read them all, yawn yawn yawn and stuff My Little Barnacles You are so clueless sometimes, it s almost endearing Almost This ain t not your pathetically average police procedural, Tiny Decapods mine And this series is like no other crime series you ve ever read and stuff I mean, do you seriously think that I d choose just any Ordinarily Mediocre Police Investigation Thingie OMPIT as my first mystery read in four fishing years Please Give me some subaquatic credit Also, as you are very well aware, my taste in books is as in all things impeccable, so if I say this series is one of the best in the genre, then it is Tada and stuff What makes this series so bloody shrimping brilliant and why should we of the Despicable Book Taste bother to read it, you ask Because it s different from anything you ve ever read, that s why It s original and unconventional and atmospheric and quirky and ironic and witty and darkly whimsical and fantastically written It defies clich s and tropes and stuff Oddball characters abound So do anonymously planted trees, ghostly horsemen, misplaced big toe bones, piles of shoes with severed feet in them, and other delightfully peculiar phenomena What makes this series extra super special is that, as someone somewhere once said view spoiler Nefarious Queen of Attribution, that s me hide spoiler , it sthe real world, but filtered through a strange prismAnd it doesn t get much stranger than that, if you ask me Okay, so maybe it does get much stranger than that sometimes.Chief Inspector Adamsberg is the most detached, unorthodox, eccentric cop this side of the Mariana Trench A kinda sorta dreamer who always seems to be getting bloody shrimping nowhere in his investigations, the man has the slightly neurotic awesomely atypical members of his team perplexed as mystified fish 24 7 Which tends to lead to, um, you know, interesting conundrums and predicaments and stuff Which is pretty very cool and stuff.Sorry, what I haven t yet said a word about this instalment Hmm, it does seem like it, doesn t it Fancy you being right about something for once Good for you and stuff Anyway, my not saying anything about this book is obviously a Super Machiavellian Scheme SMS I planned months before writing this thing Because I m wonderfully cunning like that Sorry, what Is there a point to my SMS , you ask Why to get you to read the book and find out for your little selves what happens in it, that s why A beautifully devious plan, is it not Go Creepy Kids , goAnd the moral of this Why the Bloody Shrimp of the Stinking Fish You People Are Not Reading this Series is Most Certainly One of the Greatest Unsolved Mysteries of the Shrimpiverse Crappy Non Review WtBSotSFYPANRtSiMCOotGUMotSCNR is don t ask me, I m only here for the free booze P.S I might unleash the crustaceans on you if you don t read this series posthaste But hey, no pressure and stuff One L homme aux cercles bleus Two L homme l envers Three graphic novel Les quatre fleuves to be read. Four Pars vite et reviens tard Five Coule la Seine Six Sous les vents de Neptune Seven Dans les bois ternels Eight Un lieu incertain Nine L arm e furieuse Eleven Quand sors la recluse to be read. Pre review nonsense Only my boyfriend Jean Baptiste Adamsberg the Deliciously Quirky One JBAtDQO could have convinced me to go back to the crime mystery thriller whatever genre after a blessed four year hiatus Yes, the man is that yummy A teensy little bit on the slightly weird side, I admit, but scrumptiously yummy none the less Which makes me want to dance, obviously Full Guillotines Rock and Boars are the Hottest Pets Ever Crappy Non Review GRaBatHPECNR to come


  3. Julie Julie says:

    Nordic Noir encounters the 18th Century Reign of Terror in the latest Fred Vargas offering two elements which seem incompatible, at best, in a contemporary crime novel and albeit a clash of cultures and times, nonetheless manages to work quite well.As a warning, though, this is not for everyone Only the most die hard of Vargas fans will find satisfaction within these pages Although a stand alone novel in its own right, it relies on the reader being familiar with all the historical Adamsber Nordic Noir encounters the 18th Century Reign of Terror in the latest Fred Vargas offering two elements which seem incompatible, at best, in a contemporary crime novel and albeit a clash of cultures and times, nonetheless manages to work quite well.As a warning, though, this is not for everyone Only the most die hard of Vargas fans will find satisfaction within these pages Although a stand alone novel in its own right, it relies on the reader being familiar with all the historical Adamsberg quirks and Danglard neuroses for it to work really well there is a long history between these two colleagues and friends which reaches the apex of conflict, and which pushes them to the edge of dissolving their friendship, based on the most slender of disagreements While Danglard and Adamsberg have collided, ramshead to ramshead in the past, on various issues, this latest friction is elevated to the level of near hostility which is difficult to appreciate without context, and yet seems so absurd at first glance Surely after all these years of collaboration, the reader muses inwardly, they must know each other well enough to know this is just petulance, on either side However, it seems not.While the basis of the crimes seems to be centred in Paris within part of a historical re enactment group which is devoted to shedding light on the reign of terror sponsored by Maximilien de Robespierre, during the French Revolution, the heart of the matter pulls Adamsberg to Iceland, without apparent cause This in itself causes a great rift within the police detachment, as it seems to polarize those who believe absolutely in Adamsberg, and those who question his methods Always viewed as the tilter of windmills, Adamsberg canters off blithely, leaving the others to resolve their own ideological objections In the end, his actions threaten to break apart not only Danglard s faith and affection for the commissaire, but pulls apart the entire division of colleagues While the crime is solved in typical and exemplary Adamsberg fashion, the resolution leaves the Adamsberg Danglard fans hoping that there will be another novel to explain what just happened in this one There is enough ambiguity to leave the reader wanting


  4. Nancy Oakes Nancy Oakes says:

    While I ve sort of lost my zeal for keeping up with crime mystery series novels, there are still a few authors whose work I can t not read, and Vargas is one of those I haven t missed a single one of her Adamsberg books while sometimes I was less than enchanted to put it mildly with the turn toward the supernatural in some of her novels, I can t help myself it s the ensemble cast that is the real draw for me in these novels, and I have this thing for quirky, offbeat stories that are don t While I ve sort of lost my zeal for keeping up with crime mystery series novels, there are still a few authors whose work I can t not read, and Vargas is one of those I haven t missed a single one of her Adamsberg books while sometimes I was less than enchanted to put it mildly with the turn toward the supernatural in some of her novels, I can t help myself it s the ensemble cast that is the real draw for me in these novels, and I have this thing for quirky, offbeat stories that are don t fall into the mainstream for a wee bit o the plot without spoilers, you can click here to get to my reading journal, or you can skip that and just keep reading here Climate of Fear isn t the best book of the series but it does follow the others nicely, and as I said, it doesn t overdo what I call the woo woo element which I didn t care for in some of the previous Adamsberg novels There are plenty of red herrings, two bizarre plotlines to follow, and of course, the characters in Adamsberg s ensemble not to mention the woman with the pet boar named Marc , which when combined, make it another book that appeals to my need for unconventional crime stories It s not great literature, nor is it likely to become a classic, but hey it IS summer and it s a good light read while trying to escape the sweltering summer heat Do not let A Climate of Fear be your introduction to this series of novels there are things here that will not be understood and become the cause of reader complaints because some people did start with this book unless you ve started from the beginning with her The Chalk Circle Man While I ve given away tons of crime novels over the year to make room for , the Adamsberg series has stayed put on its shelf And that says a lot


  5. Paul Paul says:

    A Climate of Fear Brilliant French Crime ThrillerUp until I started reading A Climate of Fear, I had not heard of Fred Vargas, and then thought Vargas was male, and I had never heard of the Commissaire Adamsberg series Now I know Fred is an award winning writer and the Commissaire Adamsberg, even if this is the ninth in the series, it could be read as a standalone thriller.A Climate of Fear has been written by one of the truly original crime writers, which is different from the usual formulai A Climate of Fear Brilliant French Crime ThrillerUp until I started reading A Climate of Fear, I had not heard of Fred Vargas, and then thought Vargas was male, and I had never heard of the Commissaire Adamsberg series Now I know Fred is an award winning writer and the Commissaire Adamsberg, even if this is the ninth in the series, it could be read as a standalone thriller.A Climate of Fear has been written by one of the truly original crime writers, which is different from the usual formulaic crime fiction of today This really is a clever, slightly quirky and highly original crime thriller that keeps the reader hooked from beginning to end.A woman is found dead in her bath and at first it is thought she has committed suicide, but a strange symbol is found near the body Then a second body is found, once again, thought to have committed suicide, but once again the same strange symbol is found The only link on the surface is that ten years earlier they had been on a doomed trip to Iceland, where two of their number were murdered.As Commissaire Adamsberg begins his investigation, on the surface seems to be straightforward until he starts to dig further in to the murders What makes things evenconfusing is that the deaths also seem linked to a secretive Association for the Study of the Writings of Maximilien Robespierre How this secret society fits in to the whole scheme seems to be in to the murders is not obvious and like a game of chess Adamsberg really has to take a step back and look at the chessboard and anticipate probably moves.When he flies out to Iceland to investigate what went on ten years previously, he is sure the demonic island where two French people were killed holds secrets that might help to open up his new murders While his team think he has finally gone mad and is off on a tangent, Adamsberg proves to his team, he does occasionally know what he is doing.This is a totally absorbing and enjoyable read that has been excellently translated by Sian Reynolds, and is a crime fiction at its best As a reader you are drawn in and like Adamsberg team at times you wonder about the tangent he is going in But it slowly opens your eyes to what he is doing, and when he reveals who has done what it still takes your breath away.An excellent addition to translated crime fiction and shows why French Noir while being slightly quirky is highly original, clever and even slightly cool


  6. Philippe Malzieu Philippe Malzieu says:

    A new Vargas I read few thrillers Bu I had good memories of some of her books There is nostalgia of a lost Paris Sepia chromos, accordion and white wine.It makes me think to 30th french movies with very typical secondary carachter.Nostalgia sequence.At the beginning of the book, the magic work.Until the page 200 Another murder A second strands of the plot come together But this second one did not function.Kind of malaise French gauchists always preserved a particular tenderness For Robe A new Vargas I read few thrillers Bu I had good memories of some of her books There is nostalgia of a lost Paris Sepia chromos, accordion and white wine.It makes me think to 30th french movies with very typical secondary carachter.Nostalgia sequence.At the beginning of the book, the magic work.Until the page 200 Another murder A second strands of the plot come together But this second one did not function.Kind of malaise French gauchists always preserved a particular tenderness For Robespierre M lenchon, one of their leader, was furious against Assassin Creed s last version He didn t like that Robespierre appears to be a psychopath that he was really The book becomes a laborious plea for his rehabilitation We even discover that he had a child, for showing to us that Robespierre was normal The two accounts meet at the end in a foreseeable outcome.Wast


  7. Rowena Hoseason Rowena Hoseason says:

    The Commissaire Adamsberg series is the very highest quality Eurocrime, in which moral philosophy, human frailty and personal observation are interwoven with a genuinely perplexing mystery The Commissaire himself is among the most unusual policemen you ll ever meet whimsical and easily distracted, a brilliant mind with all the focus of a babbling brook His peculiar talent for pulling on loose threads to fuse improbable connections is Adamsberg s strength his many weaknesses are offset by his The Commissaire Adamsberg series is the very highest quality Eurocrime, in which moral philosophy, human frailty and personal observation are interwoven with a genuinely perplexing mystery The Commissaire himself is among the most unusual policemen you ll ever meet whimsical and easily distracted, a brilliant mind with all the focus of a babbling brook His peculiar talent for pulling on loose threads to fuse improbable connections is Adamsberg s strength his many weaknesses are offset by his equally odd team members who each contribute something unique to the team It is perhaps the strangest team in crime fiction, and perhaps the most beguiling.Vargas adroitly supplies all the necessary information to introduce new readers to her obscure and idiosyncratic cast of characters So you may as well start here if you like the idea of a series of murders which may or may not be connected to an historical society that recreates the high and low moments of the French revolution or which may or may not be linked to unexplained deaths on an isolated Icelandic island many years ago.This book is every bit as good as its predecessors a splendid juxtaposition of whimsy and tragedy, a delicate revelation of interpersonal insight in every conversation You also get a whistle stop historical tour of The Terror, the guillotine and Robespierre a tumultuous period which obviously still influences French politics and society today Not exactly my specialist subject before I began, and definitely at a tangent to most crime fiction Which is, come to think of it, why I enjoy this series so much.9 10There arereviews of crime thrillers over at


  8. Sherry Sherry says:

    I have read several Fred Vargas novels and have enjoyed them This one too started out great but became tedious and convoluted I did however learn a lot about the French Revolution and Robespierre in particular which was interesting at first It just went on too long and yes, in the end it all came together but getting there wasn t all that enjoyable.


  9. Sue Dix Sue Dix says:

    What to say about this book Commissaire Adamsberg is at his most infuriating vagueness, on two seemingly disparate cases that have him chasing an itch all the way to Iceland I love Adamsberg, but that is not the case with all of his subordinates As with this entire series, it is one of the oddest books.


  10. Jeff Jeff says:

    I wish that Fred Vargas had a thousand novels, so that I could read one whenever the urge struck, and never have to worry about pacing myself This was one of my favorites I would be hard pressed to say whether it is her characters that I like best, or the way that she weaves history into her tales Either way, both aspects shine in this one.