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By Fred Vargas

ISBN-10: 1846554454

ISBN-13: 9781846554452

Adamsberg travels to London, the place a regimen convention attracts him right into a annoying investigation.Commissaire Adamsberg leaves Paris for a three-day convention in London. With him are a tender sergeant, Estalère, and Commandant Danglard, who's terrified on the suggestion of vacationing underneath the Channel. it's the holiday all of them desire, until eventually a macabre and brutal case involves the eye in their colleague Radstock from New Scotland Yard.Just outdoors the baroque and romantic outdated Highgate cemetery a pile of trainers is located. no longer so unusual in itself, however the sneakers include severed toes. As Scotland Yard's research starts off, Adamsberg and his colleagues go back domestic and are faced with a bloodbath in a suburban domestic. Adamsberg and Danglard are drawn in to a path of vampires and vampire-hunters that leads all of them tips on how to Serbia, a spot the place the previous certainties not follow.

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Danglard stopped speaking, as if he too were caught up in Dante Gabriel’s dark wanderings, faced with the keen gaze of Adamsberg and the bemused expression of Estalère.

Give me patience,’ muttered Radstock to himself. ‘I’m in Highgate, sir, not Queen’s Lane. ’ ‘Highgate? ’ ‘OK, OK,’ said Clems, suddenly conciliatory, as if the word Highgate had set off alarm bells. ‘The team’s on its way. ’ ‘Both. Adult feet. ’ ‘Lord Clyde-Fox. ’ ‘Right,’ said Clems quickly. ‘And the shoes. Quality? ’ ‘I’d say about twenty years old. And they’re shoddy-looking too,’ he went on sarcastically. ’ Clems interrupted him. ’ Radstock laughed briefly again, and looked at Adamsberg before adopting the same linguistic device as his colleagues, speaking spectacularly fast.

You’ve no choice,’ said Radstock grimly, opening the driver’s door. ‘I get it,’ said Adamsberg, silencing Danglard with a gesture. The smell was ghastly, the scene was appalling, and even Adamsberg stiffened, standing back a little behind his English colleague. From the ancient shoes, with their cracked leather and trailing laces, projected decomposed ankles, showing dark flesh and white shinbones which had been cleanly chopped off. The only thing that didn’t match Clyde-Fox’s account was that the feet were not trying to get into the cemetery.

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