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Seeking Whom He May Devour

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Seeking Whom He May Devour

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
Fred Vargas
genre:
Fiction

We gave it a B

After a systematic slaughter of lambs in the French Alps leads to a human victim, locals begin to suspect that the presumed culprits — wolves — might be more supernatural in Fred Vargas’s Seeking Whom He May Devour.

Notable Arcana
During the day, werewolves have zero body hair; their pelts are hidden beneath their skin.

Studio Pitch
Amélie meets Grizzly Man, but with wolves!

Lowdown
French novelist Vargas doesn’t always pull off the delicate balancing act of the swiftly shifting tones — eerie mystery, eccentric travelogue, winsome romance, shaggy-dog police yarn — but the attempt is stimulating.