Seeking Whom He May Devour by Fred Vargas

Seeking Whom He May Devour

Fred Vargas

A woman, an youth and an old man chase a werewolf across the French Alps. Sounds ridiculous? This is simply the best crime novel I've read in ages (and I read plenty). Real characters, edgy atmospheric settings, wit, a great puzzle and a translation worthy of it - should not be missed.


The transporter clanked and snorted down the dirt and gravel track and onto the metal road. Buteil, leaning back against the old wooden gate, gave them an unenthusiastic wave. He had the worried look of a man watching his own home wandering over the fields and far away.

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