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Morgue Drawer Four: Morgue Drawer, Book 1 | [Jutta Profijt]

Morgue Drawer Four: Morgue Drawer, Book 1

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.
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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 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.

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    Patricia POLK, PA, United States 01-09-13
    Patricia POLK, PA, United States 01-09-13 Member Since 2012
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    "My first read by this author"
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    This is the first book in a series. It is a light and amusing mystery. I have listened to all three in the series. I hope there will be more to follow.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    L. Shannon 05-26-15
    L. Shannon 05-26-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Very Entertaining"
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    Unique concept, well done. I liked the interplay between Pasha and Martin, and the narration was perfect.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Avonelle 05-19-14
    Avonelle 05-19-14
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    "Deeply strange. very enjoyable"

    We found this book to be quirky, adorable and quite enjoyable. I think it's worth your time, though expect a very idiosyncratic little story.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Dinah J. Stoffregen Arlington, TX United States 08-20-12
    Dinah J. Stoffregen Arlington, TX United States 08-20-12 Member Since 2008

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    "Stick with it, it's great!"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Yes. I learned a bit about Germany.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Hard to pick, the 2 main ones


    What about MacLeod Andrews’s performance did you like?

    Love how each character's voice was different enough to determine which was speaking. I take it when all male/female voices sound the same. It makes it hard to follow.


    Was Morgue Drawer Four worth the listening time?

    Yes. It took a little getting used to. I almost paused it for another day, but I stuck with it, and it really gripped me in the middle.


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Robert K Albany, NY 05-21-12
    Robert K Albany, NY 05-21-12 Member Since 2015
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    I enjoyed the book and would check out any others by this author. I also believe that the narrator did well

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    crazybatcow East Coast, Canada 02-07-15
    crazybatcow East Coast, Canada 02-07-15 Member Since 2015

    I like Jack Reacher style characters regardless of setting. Put them in outer space, in modern America, in a military setting, on an alien planet... no worries. Book has non moralistic vigilante-justice? Sign me up! (oh, I read urban fantasy, soft and hard sci-fi, trashy vampire and zombie novels too)

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    "Actually couldn't care less what happened..."

    I'm not sure what I was expecting with this book... I guess I thought it was an urban fantasy where the main character solved crimes, or sought revenge, etc...

    What it really is is a story about a guy we don't like very much being as annoying after death as he must have been in life. I'm actually not sure why this book was as unenjoyable to me as it was... I think it must be that the main character is so unlikeable and annoying that, really, I didn't care that he was dead, or if his murder got solved. In fact, I think I spent about half the book hoping Martin would figure out how to exorcise the main character so he'd leave the story.

    Not that exorcising the main character would have made the story much better, just less annoying - it was a plodding, bumbling investigation that was "solved" mostly by luck (well, actually, it was solved because the author wrote it that way, not due to any investigative skill of any of the characters). There was no way for readers to figure it out on their own, since there are no clues or investigative nuggets in the story for us to follow... just a lot of whining and complaining by characters we don't like... until... voila! solved!

    Maybe the good parts got lost in translation? I dunno. But I won't be reading any more in this series. The narration is fine. There is nothing graphic, and only a minor amount of swearing.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Sheryl 12-23-14
    Sheryl 12-23-14 Member Since 2014

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    "A surprise enjoyment."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Morgue Drawer Four to be better than the print version?

    I never read the hard copy, but I found myself enjoying the audio version.


    What other book might you compare Morgue Drawer Four to and why?

    Any of the MC Beaton novels.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Didn't really have just one favorite.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Not really, it was more of "what's going to happen next?"


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Linda Liberty Lake, WA, United States 08-31-14
    Linda Liberty Lake, WA, United States 08-31-14 Member Since 2015
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    "What a great listen!"
    Would you listen to Morgue Drawer Four again? Why?

    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.


    What other book might you compare Morgue Drawer Four to and why?

    Odd Thomas would be a comparison.


    Have you listened to any of MacLeod Andrews’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, but I will be looking for them. great narration


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    gardener97 Atlanta 03-13-14
    gardener97 Atlanta 03-13-14 Member Since 2015
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    "excellent but be aware this continues in book 2"

    I would have gotten book two in this series anyway because I really like the story, the writing and I think MacLeod Andrews is one of the best narrators around, but I do not like the fact that it ends like the Perils of Pauline, with her tied to the railroad tracks and you have to wait until the next episode to see if the train runs over her. Well, you know it didn't but still... I don't like all the loose ends hanging that demand you get the next book.

    Still an excellent story - define 5 stars all around.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Carolyn Crane 01-26-14 Member Since 2015

    My own unique personality and self.

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    "Delightful, entertaining and captivating"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Morgue Drawer Four to be better than the print version?

    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.


    What other book might you compare Morgue Drawer Four to and why?

    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.


    Which character – as performed by MacLeod Andrews – was your favorite?

    I am convinced that MacLeod Andrews could make any character a favorite. However, Pascha has got to be my number one favorite.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    Highly entertaining and fun audio with mystery and intrigue splashed in.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • CathyR
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    11/30/12
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    "Morgue Drawer Four"

    A refreshingly different and original detective story, amusing and entertaining and, as always, narrated masterfully by MacLeod Andrews. Looking forward to listening to the sequel(s) :)

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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