Brother Grimm, Paperback
4.5 out of 5 (4 ratings)

Description

A girl's body lies, posed, on the pale sand of a Hamburg beach, a message concealed in her hand. 'I have been underground, and now it is time for me to return home...' Jan Fabel, of the Hamburg murder squad, struggles to interpret the twisted imagery of a dark and brutal mind.

Four days later, a man and a woman are found deep in woodland, their throats slashed deep and wide, the names 'Hansel' and 'Gretel', in the same, tiny, obsessively neat writing, rolled tight and pressed into their hands.

As it becomes clear that each new crime is a grisly reference to folk stories collected almost two hundred years ago by the Brothers Grimm, the hunt is on for a serial killer who is exploring our darkest, most fundamental fears - a predator who kills and then disappears into the shadows.

He is a monster we all learned to fear in childhood.

Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Cornerstone
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9780099484226

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4

Blurb: A girl's body lies, posed, on the pale sand of a Hamburg beach, a message concealed in her hand. 'I have been underground, and now it is time for me to return home...' Jan Fabel, of the Hamburg murder squad, struggles to interpret the twisted imagery of a dark and brutal mind. Four days later, a man and a woman are found deep in woodland, their throats slashed deep and wide, the names 'Hansel' and 'Gretel', in the same, tiny, obsessively neat writing, rolled tight and pressed into their hands. It becomes clear that each new crime is a grisly reference to folk stories collected almost two hundred years ago by the "Brothers Grimm". ©

Review by
4.5

Really enjoyed this book. The characters were well formed and the relation to the previous book was there but not in the way of a reader - such as myself - that hadn't read the previous book. I'm impressed with Craig Russell's Brother Grimm that I will be picking up more of his work.

Review by
4

I'll never look upon a fairy tale with a child's eyes again. A good read this, but be warned, don't leave the oven.

Review by
5

This was as good as expected. I have been hunting for this noel for over a year. It was a great find. The characters are nicely developed and enough of them to stay focused. The killer is a crazy lunatic that is also well developed. The location of Germany brings a lot of interesting historical moments to ponder. I can't wait to go and get the 1st in the series and the next!

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