Dr. Martin Gänsewein wishes only to return to his simple and peaceful life as coroner; unfortunately his undead partner, Pascha, has other plans. When bodies at the local cemetery begin turning up sans organs, Martin and Pascha are propelled into their most dangerous mystery yet. As organs disappear at a rapid rate and gruesome threats pile up, Martin realizes his only chance for survival could be with the one person he wants to be rid of.
A delight for those supernaturally inclined, Morgue Drawer for Rent is a wicked third installment in the crime-solving series that brought Martin and Pascha into the souls of readers across the globe.
©2012 Jutta Profijt (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Very good story. Well read, although the style and translation take some getting used to. Definitely listen to the first two books before this one. The middle one was a bit of a dip in form, but this one is excellent. Eagerly looking forward to the next instalment,
I like mysteries (particularly British ones, historical fiction and nonfiction, science fiction and fantasy.
Martin, the forensic pathologist, has lost his old boss who has had a heart attack. The new boss who is not at all the same as the old boss, is not a medical expert but a penny pinching, time clock watching bean counter, who in an effort to maximize the profitability of the Institute has started renting morgue drawers to funeral homes which have been stretched beyond their resources by a heat wave in Cologne. Then a body is stolen and things start to go seriously, weirdly wrong.
Meanwhile Martin is apartment shopping and trying to find some way to cope with the chatty ghost of young ghost of a car thief who has been his (nearly) constant companion for the past six months.
The story is told from the ghost's point of view in first person. The narrator is excellent. While some plot points are a bit obvious, I still enjoyed the ride.
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