The Accordionist

The Accordionist is the third, final, and best book in Fred Vargas’ Three Evangelists series. Retired detective Louis Kehlweiler is trying to distance himself from…

The Accordionist

Written by Fred Vargas, translated by Siân Reynolds — Retired investigator Louis Kehlweiler is working on a translation of a book about Otto Von Bismark. He is deep…

The flavour of French noir

On the Radar — This week sees new releases from two of France’s finest contemporary novelists: Fred Vargas and Pascal Garnier. So, get ready for…

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MarinaSofia: Top five reads of 2016

2016 has been the year of championing the underdog, at least when it comes to reading and reviewing crime fiction. Yes, I have one major international…

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Climate of Fear

Alongside Pierre Lemaitre, we reckon Fred Vargas represents the best of contemporary French crime fiction and the author is fully on form with A Climate…

A Climate of Fear

Written by Fred Vargas, translated by Sian Reynolds — One of the challenges when writing a long-standing series is to find ways to keep it fresh…

You can count on Banks

On the Radar — Well, when we say ‘you can count on Banks’ we mean Alan Banks, the detective central to Peter Robinson’s police procedural…

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Andre: Top five books of 2014

Re-issues have made up much of my reading this year, from the ambitious reprint project of the Maigret series (alongside the first English edition of…

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Dog Will Have His Day

The Three Evangelists appeared in English in 2006, and this is the long awaited sequel by Frédérique Audoin-Rouzeau, AKA Fred Vargas. The story opens with…

OxCrimes

Edited by Mark Ellingham and Peter Florence — If you’ve been a regular visitor to Crime Fiction Lover, you’ll have noticed our exclusive extracts from…

OxCrimes 1: Adrian McKinty

Exclusive extracts from OxCrimes — On 15 May, Profile Books will be releasing OxCrimes, a special anthology that includes 27 short stories by some of…

Dog Will Have His Day

Written by Fred Vargas, translated by Sian Reynolds — A four-time winner of the CWA International Dagger, Fred Vargas is arguably France’s finest contemporary crime…