Wash This Blood Clean from My Hand by Fred Vargas was reviewed in todays Daily Telegraph [Saturday 16th December] and I quote:
"is a bit of a departure in that it is set in Canada"
The book starts and ends with Adamsberg in France, only about half of the story is set in Quebec.
"Adamsberg has to deal with that old chestnut of being accused of the murders"
Adamsberg is a suspect in only one murder that occurs in Quebec. Most of the book concerns a series of murders in France, which Adamsberg suspects were perpetrated by the same man.
Pedantic the definition: "overly concerned with minute details or formalisms, esp. in teaching." That's me.