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3.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as I hoped, 28 April 2009
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Fred Vargas is a new author for me. The blurbs on the book-cover promised something really good and so starting with high expectations I was disappointed by a rather meandering story with implausible characters. The story lacks tension and didn't, for me at least, make me eager to find out what happens next. I can take some pretty far fetched motives for murder in detective fiction but the final denouement didn't convince me. I found that I was getting bored by the last third of the book. Ruth Rendell, Karen Fossum, PD James, Caroline Graham and Donna Leon in their different ways do crime-writing better and have each created a detective, as a central character, who comes alive in ones mind's eye and with whom one can identifiy. I didn't feel that with Vargas's detective Adamsberg.
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