About this book
Paperback edition of the French mystery featuring sleuth Jean-Baptiste Adamsberg, set in Paris. The very first Adamsberg novel. 'Rich and witty' "Independent".
Jean-Baptiste Adamsberg is not like other policemen. His methods appear unorthodox in the extreme: he doesn't search for clues; he ignores obvious suspects and arrests people with cast-iron alibis; he appears permanently distracted. In spite of all this his colleagues are forced to admit that he is a born cop.