Thrillers/noir Novels

Wash this blood clean from my hand

Fred VARGAS

Already sold in 40 countries

“ European fiction is the new black . . . Vargas is my favourite European crime writer ”, Peter Guttridge

Between 1943 and 2003 nine people have been stabbed to death with a most unusual weapon: a trident. In each case, arrests were made, suspects confessed their crimes and were sentenced to life in prison. One slightly worrying detail: each presumed murderer lost consciousness during the night of the crime and has no recollection of it.

Commissaire Adamsberg is convinced all the murders are the work of one person, the terrifying Judge Fulgence. Years before, Adamsberg’s own brother had been the principal suspect in a similar case and avoided prison only thanks to Adamsberg’s help.

History repeats itself when Adamsberg, who is temporarily based in Quebec for a training mission, is accused of having savagely murdered a young woman he had met. In order to prove his innocence, Adamsberg must go on the run from the Canadian police and find Judge Fulgence.

Source : Vintage books

About the author

Fred Vargas (ENG)
Although, at the start, she was taken for a man because of her pen (...)

Other books by the same author

L'Armée furieuse

The Furious Army

Fred Vargas (ENG)

Paru le 18-05-2011
Un lieu incertain

An uncertain place

Fred Vargas (ENG)

Paru le 25-06-2008
Dans les bois éternels

This night’s foul work

Fred Vargas (ENG)

Paru le 03-05-2006
Pars vite et reviens tard

Have mercy on us all

Fred Vargas (ENG)

Paru le 15-10-2001
L'Homme à l'envers

Seeking whom he may devour

Fred Vargas (ENG)

Paru le 18-03-1999
L'Homme aux cercles bleus

The Chalk circle man

Fred Vargas (ENG)

Paru le 23-04-1996

Other Foreign right books

Une femme de rêve

A Dream Woman

|

Dominique SYLVAIN

Opus 77

Opus 77

|

Alexis Ragougneau

Ce qui est monstrueux est normal

What is Monstrous is Normal

|

Céline Lapertot

Meurtre à Montaigne

Murder in Montaigne

|

Estelle MONBRUN

Newsletter

Pour recevoir régulièrement
des informations sur l’actualité
de la maison, abonnez-vous à
notre liste de diffusion.

Se désabonner