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This Poison Will Remain by Fred Vargas, Sian Reynolds

This Poison Will Remain

Fred Vargas, Sian Reynolds

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Imprint: Harvill Secker
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publication date: 1 Aug 2019
ISBN: 9781787300507

The exhilarating new Inspector Adamsberg novel from France's multi-million-copy bestselling crime fiction star `Adamsberg is one of my favourite detectives...

  • The Sunday TimesMust Read
  • The Sunday TimesCrime Book of the Month
5 stars out of 5
Joan Smith
25 Aug 2019

"a wildly inventive plot that puts Vargas’s real-life expertise (she is an archaeologist) to brilliant use."

The French author Fred Vargas has won the top prize in crime writing, the CWA International Dagger, a record four times. Now she’s come up with another contender, the breathtakingly original This Poison Will Remain... The poison in question is the venom of the recluse spider, a shy creature whose bite causes a painful swelling but isn’t usually fatal. Yet three elderly men have died after being bitten, prompting speculation that the venom has mutated because of climate change.... It is the starting point for a wildly inventive plot that puts Vargas’s real-life expertise (she is an archaeologist) to brilliant use.

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