The Three Evangelists (Vintage 2007) written by Fred Vargas and translated by Sian Reynolds. The Three Evangelists is set in Paris, during the mid-1990′s. The story introduces three historians turned amateur sleuths. The author herself is an historian and archeologist. You see how she utilizes both in her characters and setting.
The Three Evangelists was a good read that started off well enough. The mood is immediately sinister and it involves a tree. Ex-Greek opera singer, Sophia Simeonidis, discovers a beech tree planted in her yard. She has no idea who put it there. Her husband, Pierre, isn’t as upset about it like she is though. Considering that she was once a famous opera singer about ten years ago, she’s had her share of crazy fans. Continue reading