The Ghost Riders Of Ordebec

Paperback | April 2, 2014

byFred Vargas

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France's bestselling crime writer, and three-time winner of the CWA International Dagger, sends the unorthodox Commissaire Adamsberg far outside his jurisdication in a chilling tale of evil-doers who disappear after visitations from 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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France's bestselling crime writer, and three-time winner of the CWA International Dagger, sends the unorthodox Commissaire Adamsberg far outside his jurisdication in a chilling tale of evil-doers who disappear after visitations from a band of ghostly horsemen.      'People will die,' says the panic-stricken woman outside police headqua...

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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Format:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 7.79 × 5.12 × 1.01 inPublished:April 2, 2014Publisher:Random House UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0099569558

ISBN - 13:9780099569558

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• "An early contender for outstanding crime novel of the year." --Sunday Times • "A glorious mix of myth, quirky observation and gallic humour." --Sunday Telegraph • "Her novels about the kindly, quixotic Commissaire Adamsberg are unique, presenting us with a France that resembles Simenon’s in its concreteness but with a fantastical, even surreal, twist: werewolves, vampires and, in her latest novel, an army of ghosts on horseback… Her work is like a baked Camembert among the smorgasbord of chilly Scandinavian realism that dominates the foreign crime fiction market here, delicious comfort food for the sophisticated palate." --Jake Kerridge, Daily Telegraph