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  • Published: 1 July 2015
  • ISBN: 9780099589884
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $19.99

Dog Will Have His Day

How do you solve a murder without a body? A brilliant Three Evangelists novel from France's utterly original bestselling crime writer

Shortlisted for the CWA International Dagger


Keeping watch under the windows of the Paris flat belonging to a politician's nephew, ex-special investigator Louis Kehlweiler catches sight of something odd on the pavement. A tiny piece of bone. Human bone, in fact.

When Kehlweiler takes his find to the nearest police station, he faces ridicule. Obsessed by the fragment, he follows the trail to the tiny Breton fishing village of Port-Nicolas – in search of a dog. But when he recruits ‘evangelists’ Marc and Mathias to help, they find themselves facing even bigger game.


  • Published: 1 July 2015
  • ISBN: 9780099589884
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $19.99

About the author

Fred Vargas

Fred Vargas was born in Paris in 1957. A historian and archaeologist by profession, she is now a bestselling novelist. Her books have sold over 10 million copies worldwide and have been translated into 45 languages.

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Praise for Dog Will Have His Day

One of today's few truly original writers of crime fiction: disturbing, unruly, droll and poetic

The Times

Few contemporary crime thrillers can match Vargas's soaring imaginative flights

Joan Smith, Sunday Times

This is wonderful, quirky stuff, a world away from formulaic crime fiction

Andrew Taylor, Spectator

Vargas is an addictive writer whose surreal touches create a curiously solid world. Her occasional whimsy somehow turns into comment both trenchant and funny

Jane Jakeman, Independent

A cool, clever, original and deeply humane crime writer

Times Literary Supplement

Move over Scandi crime, the new foreign thriller favourites are the French. And no one is better than Fred Vargas

Sunday Times

The characterisation is imaginative and the plot distinctly quirky... Humour is cast over even the darkest of themes and the oddball central characters entertain as much as the plot intrigues

French Entree

Dog Will Have His Day firmly demonstrates why Vargas is so highly thought of

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