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Desperate to reclaim his quiet life, Martin grudgingly agrees to help the ghost, setting off on a wild adventure through the city’s red-light district and the dark world of German car smuggling. Witty and unexpected, Morgue Drawer Four introduces a memorable (and reluctant) detective unlike any other in fiction today.
Posted June 23, 2012
I had alot of fun reading this book (the first in a series) and recommend it to anyone who enjoys mysteries, snappy dialogue and creativity from an author. It does require a suspension of disbelief as the narrator is a small-time crook named Pascia who was murdered -- but his death set up to appear as an accident. He "speaks" to and can only be heard by the medical examiner named Martin who must determine the cause of death as part of his job. Martin is not your typical hero -- he is unassuming, somewhat hapless, forgettable in appearance and does not want to make waves. (Pascia makes that quite impossible.) Along the way, this unlikely duo learn alot about life, each other and begin to make strides towards changing their paths. Yes, this formula has been done before in many ways, but there is a charming freshness to the story and a cheekiness to both Pascia and later to Martin that is enormously appealing. Written in German and translated to English.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.