by Fred Vargas
Detective Adamsberg series
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The Chalk Circle Man
Commissaire Adamsberg has just been transferred to Paris, and is having an hard time gaining acceptance by his new colleagues who make comments about his appearance and smile abot his oddities. One of these is the obsession with the circle man, a mysterious guy who occasionally, at night, has fun drwing blue chalk circles on the street, around random objects found on the ground. Some people believe he's an innocent exhibitionist, some other admire him, some disapprove, but no one seems to care too much about him, except Adamsberg, who keeps an eye on him because he perceives something cruel. Unfortunately, the facts speak for themselves when, for the first time, a corpse is found inside a circle.
Book InfoTitle: The Chalk Circle Man
Author: Fred Vargas
Series: Adamsberg (1)
Original title: L'Homme aux cercles bleus
Italian title: L'uomo dei cerchi azzurri
First publication date: 1996
Italian translation: Yasmina Mélaouah
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