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This Poison Will Remain

(2019)
(The ninth book in the Commissaire Adamsberg series)
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Commissaire Adamsberg investigates the death of three men linked by their childhood at an orphanage in Nimes, all killed by the venom of the recluse spider, in the new novel by the #1 bestselling French crime writer

"A wildly imaginative series." - The New York Times

"Adamsberg is a terrific creation and his team of misfits a joy to watch in action." - Peter Robinson, New York Times bestselling author of the Inspector Banks series

A murder in Paris brings Commissaire Adamsberg out of the Icelandic mists of his previous investigation and unexpectedly into the region of Nimes, where three old men have died of spider bites. The recluse has a sneaky attack, but is that enough to explain the deaths of these men, all killed by the same venom?

At the National Museum of Natural History, Adamsberg meets a pensioner who tells him that two of the three octogenarians have known each other since childhood, when they lived in a local orphanage called The Mercy. There, they had belonged to a small group of violent young boys known as the "band of recluses." Adamsberg faces two obstacles: the third man killed by the same venom was not part of the "band of recluses", and the amount of spider venom necessary to kill doesn't add up.

Yet after the Nimes deaths, more members of the old band succumb to recluse bites, leading the commissaire to uncover the tragedy hidden behind the walls of the orphanage.

Genre: Mystery

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Used availability for Fred Vargas's This Poison Will Remain

Hardback Editions

August 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: This Poison Will Remain (Commissaire Adamsberg)
Author(s): Fred Vargas
ISBN: 1-78730-050-1 / 978-1-78730-050-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harvill Secker
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Paperback Editions

August 2020 : UK Paperback

Title: This Poison Will Remain (Commissaire Adamsberg)
Author(s): Fred Vargas
ISBN: 1-78470-829-1 / 978-1-78470-829-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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August 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: This Poison Will Remain (Commissaire Adamsberg)
Author(s): Fred Vargas
ISBN: 1-78730-051-X / 978-1-78730-051-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harvill Secker
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August 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: This Poison Will Remain (Commissaire Adamsberg Mystery)
Author(s): Fred Vargas
ISBN: 0-14-313366-7 / 978-0-14-313366-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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Audio Editions

August 2019 : USA Audio CD
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Title: This Poison Will Remain (Commissaire Adamsberg Mystery)
Author(s): Fred Vargas
ISBN: 1-68457-164-2 / 978-1-68457-164-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: HighBridge Audio
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August 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: This Poison Will Remain: Commissaire Adamsberg Mystery, Book 7
Author(s): Fred Vargas
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

August 2019 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: This Poison Will Remain (A Commissaire Adamsberg Mystery Book 7)
Author(s): Fred Vargas
Publisher: Penguin Books
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August 2019 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: This Poison Will Remain (Commissaire Adamsberg Book 9)
Author(s): Fred Vargas
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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