By Fred Vargas
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 want, 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Just outdoors the baroque and romantic outdated Highgate cemetery a pile of boots is located. no longer so unusual in itself, however the sneakers comprise severed ft. 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 how you can Serbia, a spot the place the previous certainties not observe.
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Gertie’s voice trailed away into amazed silence as she saw that the woman she was addressing was followed by another woman wearing dark glasses, then another and another. Mason pushed Adelle Hastings along into the group and she entered with another woman. Tragg forced his way into the office. “Now, just a minute,” he said, “just a minute. ” “I—Why, I thought . . ” “Now, let’s be careful about this,” Tragg said. “One of these women came in here yesterday. ” Gertie said, “I thought it was this one,” pointing with her finger.
It had been fired twice. “Your husband didn’t do the things he was supposed to have done today. He isn’t answering the telephone. “Now then, Mrs. Hastings, just suppose that some woman had stolen your handbag, had gone to your husband’s house shortly after you left this morning, had fired two shots and your husband is lying there very, very dead. ” Her face blanched, then suddenly her eyes became suspicious. “Now, just a minute,” she said. ” Mason asked. “Yes. ” “I had no money when I arrived,” she said.
It was—I think I could. I’d know it if I saw it again. That is, I think I would. ” “I told you my husband gave me five hundred dollars. I told him about someone stealing my purse and he gave me five hundred dollars and told me to get another purse and that would see me home, that probably I’d get all the contents of my purse back except the money. He said that thieves were usually considerate in the matter of driving licenses and things of that sort. He said they didn’t like to have incriminating things in their possession.