Morgue Drawer Four

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SHY, BUT SCRUPULOUS, he is happy working as a coroner in the Cologne morgue — until one of his usually taciturn “clients” starts talking to him. It seems the ghost of a recently deceased (and surprisingly chatty) small-time car thief named Pascha is lingering near his lifeless body in drawer number four of Martin’s morgue. He remains for one reason: his accidental death was actually murder. Pascha isn’t too keen on the good doctor, considering the tidy manner in which his body was dissected upon the autopsy ...

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Overview

SHY, BUT SCRUPULOUS, he is happy working as a coroner in the Cologne morgue — until one of his usually taciturn “clients” starts talking to him. It seems the ghost of a recently deceased (and surprisingly chatty) small-time car thief named Pascha is lingering near his lifeless body in drawer number four of Martin’s morgue. He remains for one reason: his accidental death was actually murder. Pascha isn’t too keen on the good doctor, considering the tidy manner in which his body was dissected upon the autopsy table. But Martin is the only person Pascha can communicate with, and the only person who can do the detective work required to smoke out his killer.

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781611090321
  • Publisher: Amazon Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/13/2011
  • Series: Morgue Drawer Series , #1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Jutta Profijt was born in 1967 in Ratingen, Germany. After finishing school, she lived abroad working as an au pair, an importer/exporter, a coach to executives and students, and a business English instructor. She published her first novel in 2003 and today works as a freelance writer and translator. Her first novel featuring coroner Martin Gänsewein, Morgue Drawer Four, won Germany’s 2010 Friedrich Glauser Prize for best crime novel.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2012

    I had alot of fun reading this book (the first in a series) and

    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.

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