By Fred Vargas
Adamsberg travels to London, the place a regimen convention attracts him right into a annoying investigation.
Commissaire Adamsberg leaves Paris for a three-day convention in London. With him are a tender sergeant, Estalère, and Commandant Danglard, who's terrified on the proposal of vacationing underneath the Channel. it's the holiday all of them desire, till a macabre and brutal case involves the eye in their colleague Radstock from New Scotland Yard.
Just open air the baroque and romantic previous Highgate cemetery a pile of boots is located. now not so unusual in itself, however the sneakers include severed ft. As Scotland Yard's research starts, Adamsberg and his colleagues go back domestic and are faced with a bloodbath in a suburban domestic. Adamsberg and Danglard are drawn in to a path of vampires and vampire-hunters that leads all of them find out how to Serbia, a spot the place the previous certainties now not follow.
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