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What a pleasant surprise! A great book with an interesting lead character and a unique setting for a police procedural - Hamburg after WW2.
The narrator was also fantastic.
Would you listen to The Murderer in Ruins again? Why?
So happy i found this book. Listened to it and immediately bought the new one, The Wolf Children. Please Audible, buy the English translations of the rest of the author's books.
The story was compelling but what i loved the most is having the story set in a time and place that i knew little about, namely early post WWII Germany.
I am hooked. And i don't often take time to write a review.
What did you like best about this story?
What does Mark Meadows bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
He didn't get in the way of the story.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Murderer in Ruins" is a novel set in an almost destroyed, post war Hamburg. Frank Stave is a detective who is asked to investigate the discovery of a naked women hidden in the ruin strewn city. She is the first but she won't be the last. Stave, working with his colleague, a British army officer and a seconded detective from the Vice Squad work to find out who she was and what may have lead to her death. During the investigation a further two bodies are discovered, that of an elderly man and a child both meeting the same fate as the first victim. Stave and his team have to establish if the deaths are linked and if so, by what?
This is Cay Rademacher's debut novel translated from German into English, and is good read, there are several twists and turns. In my view readers of Luke McCallin and Philip Kerr would particularly enjoy the Frank Stave series
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I have never tried this author before but I will definitely be listening and or reading his other books.
The plot is very good with unexpected twists and turns and the characters very believable and in the case of the good guys I liked them a lot. The descriptions of Hamburg after the war are so clear you can almost feel you are there. I also liked the narrator he seemed apt for the characters and storyline.
I thoroughly recommend
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