Member Blogs > Journey of a BooksellerThis Poison Will Remain by Fred Vargas

  • Sun, 21 Jul 2019 09:00:00    Permalink
    Someone is killing little old men with spider poison.  Who and why?

    Penguin Books and Edelweiss let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published August 20th.

    Commissaire Adamsberg is on the case and he begins by looking into their backgrounds for a common denominator.  He find they were from the same orphanage.  As more men die, he has to find out why.  When he talks to the orphanage director's son, he finds there was a wild group of boys who put brown recluse spiders in the clothing or bedding of other children.  Many were wounded badly.  But they don't appear to be the killer.

    This is a long roundabout investigation which finally discovers the common denominator.  He even figures out how it is done.  But he doesn't want to imprison the killer.  No matter, she'll turn herself in at another local police station.

    This story is filled with horrible things.  What people will do to each other is disgusting.  The men deserved to pay for their crimes but what a way to go...

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