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.
©2011 Jutta Profijt (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Much respect for the narrator who brought very clever dialogue to life. The ghost idea has been done before, of course. What made this so clever was the first person account by the ghost and his personal growth, after death, from his strained friendship with the pathologist. This growth was demonstrate with language and linguistic choices. Excellent writing brought to life by the narrator.
This was a nice change of pace for me. And the translation was great. I am so glad I have it a chance.
However, I hated the cliffhanger ending! That was annoying. But I will definitely be getting the next book in the series
I never read the hard copy, but I found myself enjoying the audio version.
Any of the MC Beaton novels.
Didn't really have just one favorite.
Not really, it was more of "what's going to happen next?"
This came up in one of those cheap promotions and I thought what the heck, $4.99. I had no idea who the author was or anything about the book but I soon discovered both.
Interesting characters, unique plot line and dark humor. The narration was just perfect. More than once I stopped what I was doing and chuckled out loud. I will be getting every book in this series.
Odd Thomas would be a comparison.
No, but I will be looking for them. great narration
I have never been inside the box; why in the world would I start now? Learning about the everything is my specialty!
I have not yet read the print version of this book. I can say with complete assurance that the reader of this book hooked me with his engaging voice and endearing attitude. I love the Pascha character most along with the others. The story line is intriguing and the forensics touch is captivating. I have three of them so far, and hope to have more as soon as they are available.
I can't say I've read another book like it. I do think of the old detective mysteries when I listen to this one.
I am convinced that MacLeod Andrews could make any character a favorite. However, Pascha has got to be my number one favorite.
Not only did I want to listen to this one in one sitting, and I very nearly did, but I also would like a marathon of these books in one sitting.
Highly entertaining and fun audio with mystery and intrigue splashed in.
Unfortunately I have the other two books in this series and the first book ends on a cliffhanger so you almost have to listen to at least the beginning of the next one to see how it plays out.
I was expecting more of a forensic-type book since you have a coroner as one of the main characters but all he did was go around and ask people questions and a too chatty ghost that could get on anyone's nerves. The book was set in Germany but it sounded more like New York or New Jersey.
La Quinta, ca
not sure, it just didn't resonate on any level
have liked him in other narrations, but was indifferent to this narration.
Disappointment that I spent a credit, and was underwhelmed and there was nothing in this story that interested or engaged. if it hadn't been so short, i would not have finished it.
RETIRED & LOVING IT.
LAUGH YOU WILL.
ON YOUR WAY OUT, TAKE OUT THE TRASH.
GREAT EXPRESSIONIST, KEEPS THE STORY PLAUSIBLE AND VERY FUNNY.
THE AUTHOR'S GREAT COMEDIC TALENT WHILE WRITING A VERY GOOD MYSTERY.
PLEASE USE A CREDIT AND BECOME ADDICTED TO THIS AUTHOR.
yes, both were excellent, story moved along nicely.
yes, hopefully will be more with these two charactors.
i liked everything about it
Paranormal-urban fantasy book lover!
Nuff said! In the sample bit it did not give any inclination that it old be a crude but wow it was.
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