My first encounter with the author of policemen, a good appetite layout, gender return to it, since it appears that his latter are among his best. Here, not Adamsberg commissioner to conduct the investigation, but recurring characters to the first 3 novels: Louis Kehlweiler said the German, always accompanied by his Bufo toad, and the three evangelists, Lucien, Marc and Matthias, who live 3 floors of the same house. The story is quite brilliantly done, full of humor, original, maybe even a little too (farfetched?) The beginning is tantalizing, this poor idiot Clement Vauquer seems wrongly accused of several murders of women and just find refuge with Martha, former prostitute who raised him. She will defend it tooth and nail, though many charges against him, and convince his friends to investigate. Basically, it seems that the pleasure is not so much in the plot (sometimes has the impression of repetition or slow) as in savory characters that the author portrays, they are often engaging and unusual. This is what makes the originality of Vargas.