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* * Fred Vargas The Chalk Circle Man: The First Adamsberg Novel US Orders
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Review Knopf, 2009 (2009) Hardcover
In this 1st in the series, a newly promoted Paris Commissaire Jean-Baptiste Adamsberg obsesses over blue chalk circles that start showing up on city pavements, enclosing eclectic objects. (HW)

* * * Fred Vargas The Ghost Riders of Ordebec: A Commissaire Adamsberg Mystery US Orders
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Review Penguin, 2013 (2013) Softcover, e-Book
Adamsberg risks his career on behalf of an arsonist charged with murder, while investigating a man's disappearance and murders that have not happened yet in Ordebec, Normandy. (HW)

* * * Fred Vargas Have Mercy On Us All: Chief Inspector Adamsberg Investigates US Orders
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ReviewExcerpt Simon & Schuster, 2005 (2005) Paperback
Chief Inspector Jean-Baptiste Adamsberg investigates what seems to be a serial lunatic determined to spread the plague throughout Paris and beyond (translated by David Bellos). (GH)

* * * Fred Vargas This Night's Foul Work US Orders
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Review Knopf, 2008 (2008) Hardcover
Investigation of the murders of two small-time crooks takes Commissaire Adamsberg to Normandy, more murders, and the puzzle of the unusual slaughter of a stag (translated from French by Sian Reynolds). (HW)

* * * Fred Vargas Wash This Blood Clean from My Hand US Orders
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ReviewExcerpt Knopf, 2007 (2007) Hardcover
Plagued by visions of his old nemesis, serial killer Judge Fulgence, Commissaire Jean-Baptiste Adamsberg heads to Quebec on a training mission, and ends up under suspicion of murder. (HW)