The Ghost Riders of Ordebec

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Penguin Random House, 2013 - Adamsberg, Jean-Baptiste (Fictitious character) - 368 pages
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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. '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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User Review  - kerns222 - LibraryThing

A bit more complicated than the other Vargas books that I have read: Ghost Riders solves multiple crimes. As in her other mysteries, another house is filled with different (meaning weird ... Read full review

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User Review  - johnwbeha - LibraryThing

A bit of a relief; I had read one Adamsberg book and not enjoyed it at all, but Fred Vargas wins lots of awards so I thought I had better give her another try. I really enjoyed this one; I did not ... Read full review

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About the author (2013)

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

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