Brother Grimm

Brother Grimm 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

  • Title: Brother Grimm
  • Author: Craig Russell
  • ISBN: 9780099484226
  • Page: 168
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 wideA 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 cime 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.A monster we all learned to fear in childhood.

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    • Craig Russell

      Librarian Note There is than one author in the GoodReads database with this name See this thread for information Craig Russell was born in 1956, in Fife, Scotland He served as a police officer and worked in the advertising company as a copywriter and creative director Russell had a long standing interest in the German language and in post war German history and society He has been a freelance writer for twelve years.Also writes under the pseudonym Christopher Galt

    434 thoughts on “Brother Grimm


    • A ideia base est bem orquestrada N o percebi quem era o assassino at ter feito o que fa o muitas vezes fui ler a ltima p gina do livro, que tem apenas 6 linhas E ali, bem vis vel, o nome do assassino e o desfecho da hist ria Escritores, a s rio h muita gente que, como eu, tem a mania de ler a ltima p gina antes de tempo N o ponham l os nomes dos assassinos Tira a piada toda coisa Foi o que me aconteceu Depois de ficar a saber quem era o culpado, li o resto do livro apenas com o intuito de perceb [...]


    • It s funny how the setting of a book can drastically change your impressions of it This book, for example, takes place in Germany More specifically, Hamburg Now, because I m lazy I haven t done much research into this book, so I have no idea if the author is German, or if this book is a translation of another German book, or if he s American and just decided to set this book in Germany for whatever reason Anything s possible.However, being set in Germany, as I read I would run across passages li [...]


    • A crime novel set in Hamburg Normally, that s two very good reasons for me to not even turn the first page but, hell, I was bored So I started reading away anyways, not expecting to be remotely interested or touched even peripherally, and the next thing I knew was that it was 6 a.m and I found myself quite unable to put the damn book down.It has been noted before that the author throws around a fair amount of german vocabulary and, yes, it bothered me as well And it didn t make any difference th [...]


    • This, especially when compared to the other Craig Russell novel s I have read, was a disappointment I very much enjoyed the author s Lennox series, set in Scotland, but won t be reading any of this series set in Germany.It wasn t massively problematic in as far as reading enjoyment was concerned, but it just felt too much in several areas, which grated with me a little The setting made for a slightly colder and distanced feel to the tale almost Nordic crime in style which prevented me complete [...]


    • I found this to be an unusual approach to a serial killer story For one thing, it is set in Germany, and all the aspects of the story names, places, culture, investigative style are unrepentently German I don t say that as a criticism In fact the logic based, methodical way of investigating that the team hunting this killer employ is actually quite refreshing in comparison to the car chase, fist fight, over the top approach that American murder stories tend to employ This was a very cerebral, in [...]


    • Ugh This book had so much going for it, it really did The storyline was great, it was just written so badly it was difficult to read The majot failing of this book was the constant referring to things in German, I don t speak German, so i d just skim over the words Or I d read them, and try to think of a word that was similar to it.Needless to say this made the story confusing Another thing that peeved me was the reference to the main character in the novel by his full police title in german eve [...]



    • Es un libro que me gusto mucho, ya que se me hizo s per interesante la forma en la que se recrean los asesinatos Y esa sensaci n de ser yo quien buscaba al culpable no paraba eso me entusiasmaba m s a seguir leyendo Si te gustan los cuentos de hadas y el crimen este es un buen libro para ti.


    • Ich wollte einen Krimi lesen und als solcher wurde mir dieses Buch verkauft Ich fand das Buch teilweise auch interessant und spannend, nur diese ganze M rchengeschichte hat mir wirklich nicht gefallen, am allerwenigsten die Aufloesung am Ende Ok, im Englischen hei t das Buch Brother Grimm und dem Titel wird es ja wohl auch gerecht, weniger allerdings meinen Erwartungen an einen guten Krimi.Ein fr herer Kommentar zum gleichen Buch von mir als ich ca ein Drittel gelesen hatte I know Liane read Cra [...]


    • Introducing the body of the first victim in an unusual or interesting way in any mystery novel, helps hook the reader But to keep this theme running and the reader hooked for the next couple of hundred pages, seems to be one of the hardest tasks for any crime writer Luckily, Craig Russell, while not delivering a literary masterpiece with Brother Grimm , keeps the reader racing through the pages of his 400 paged novel The pacing is high, the characters thank to some done to death clich s instantl [...]


    • Me he divertido much simo hilando esta oscura historia Confiesa Russell en los agradecimientos al final de esta novela Y no pod a yo describirla mejor, es justo la palabra que ha rondado en mi mente desde el inicio, una historia, una novela oscura, neblinosa Desde que me puse a leerla not un talento especial en el autor para transmitir la atm sfera y las acciones Adem s incluye algo de historia, cr tica social y pol tica, sobre todo reflexiona, mira nada m s, hasta se da tiempo de reflexionar so [...]


    • wietny thriller z GENIALN OK ADK Dawno nie widzia am r wnie klimatycznej i estetycznej Pierwsze skojarzenie po rozpocz ciu lektury podobie stwo do Milczenia owiec Wyra nie zarysowane sylwetki bohater w Ka dy ma sw j charakter Jest kim Ma swoje wspomnienia, sympatie i pasje Zaczynamy rozumie tych ludzi Akceptowa ich zachowania My le ich rozumem.Poza tym autor bardzo cz sto sk ania nas do refleksji nad rzeczywisto ci i fikcj Czy tak naprawd si r ni Co mo emy nazwa rzeczywisto ci Mo e czasem fikcja [...]


    • Novela policiaca Intriga, asesinatos, sospechosos, investigadores Todo lo habitual en historias de este tipo Pero hay en esta algo que destaca los cr menes est n relacionados con los Cuentos de los Hermanos Grimm La trama es normal pero s tiene algo que te hace querer seguir leyendo Es un libro gil, no te estancas 80 p ginas para avanzar nada y menos en la historia Algo que me gust mucho es que los cap tulos son narrados en tercera persona por un narrador omnisciente, lo cual hace que podamos sa [...]


    • Jan Fabel 2Autor Craig RussellEditora BertrandSe pensam que v o encontrar aqui fadas e princesas enganem se Este policial come a com um corpo abandonado na areia e uma estranha mensagemApesar de ser parte de um conjunto de livros, funciona bem sozinho j que a hist ria central come a e acaba com este livro Provavelmente tem uma linha condutora com os restantes mas isso limita se personagem principal Jan Fabel e a sua vida pessoal.Esta foi sem sombra de d vida uma boa escolha para compra na Feira [...]


    • This is a chilling book that I only found because I was looking for things on fairytales for class Turns out the way the character Jan Fabel describes the fairytales in relation to the german language helped me understand what I wanted from my homework assignment.This is a really good book with lots of interesting plot twist, leaving you not sure how to feel in some cases Though I must say I did see the last little bit coming but that was only because I d been studying fairytales and have been i [...]


    • i enjoyed reading this novel, the idea of using Grimm s collections as theme for a serial killer was interesting, although the pattern the killer choose was a little confusing, but hey he is a mad psychopath after all, a nice read, and with a good back ground about the origin of the stories and the psychology behind it add to a sprinkle of history, yet serving it s main genre CRIME Mystery with a good thrill good plot and appealing inspecting team, u would be guessing through out the whole thing [...]


    • there s fairy tales, and then there s serial killer Oh my, what a perfect kind of book for me xDand there s also the history about the fairy tales, and variations of theme criminal part s also engaging, not over done, but good you can feel the creep on your neck while reading this booki like it.


    • Scottish author German setting A grim choice of reading material if you don t like your fairy tales with added serial killer luckily I do, and am thoroughly enjoying this.First line Fabel stroked her cheek gently with his gloved hand.



    • Craig Russell n eserlerinin bir kere tad na vard n z m b rakmak m mk m olmuyor, yine kurgusu ve karakterleri son derece sa lam bir ba yap t daha,kesinlikle ka rmay n derim.



    • Una de las mejores lecturas del a o Siendo sincera, es uno de esos libros que me han sorprendido bastante Este fue una de mis ltimas adquisiciones gracias a que reconoc el nombre del autor por otro libro de l que no me hab a animado a leer y al estar relacionado con los cuentos de los hermanos Grimm, no resist y lo empec a leer.La historia situada en Alemania comienza con el caso de asesinato de una joven, la cual tiene su nombre escrito en un papel dejado por su asesino, el equipo de Fabel nues [...]


    • I really like this series I love the Hamburg setting and policeman Jan Fabel, a no nonsense kind of guy who gets the job done and values his team as colleagues and human beings His love of his city is infectious, like being with a good tour guide the Fabel novels I ve now read two are heavy on atmosphere and sense of place Russell draws on Germany s rich cultural tradition and troubled history, making stories that are layered and complex Yes, there s German terminology some readers might find st [...]


    • This is part of a police series set in Hamburg by a Scottish author There is an insane serial killer at loose whose murders are related to Grimm s Fairytales and finally Jan Fabel and his team catch him This isn t a bad story if you can stomach the grotesque murders but for me none of the police characters came to life On the plus side there were some clues to the identity of the murderer which I should have spotted but did not On the minus side the author uses German terminology throughout so F [...]



    • Este n o era definitivamente o livro que deveria ter lido depois de Gabriel Garc a M rquezApesar da insipidez do estilo de escrita de Russell, bom, mas banal, sem grande beleza, bem distante da assertividade narrativa de M rquez, esse n o foi o maior problema de O Irm o Grimm.A premissa excelente tudo come a com o cad ver de uma jovem abandonado na praia, seguido alguns dias depois de um casal de amantes degolados e com uma refer ncia aos contos dos irm os Grimm Em breve novos crimes surgem, e t [...]


    • When the murdered body of a young girl is found on a beach near Hamburg, a paper stating her name is Paula Ehlers clutched in her hand, Kriminalhauptkommissar Jan Fabel and his team initially take this at face value Paula has been missing for 3 years, and the dead girl looks about what you d expect Paula to look 3 years later But then it turns out the body isn t that of Paula A few days later, two people are found dead, with similar pieces of paper in their hands They, the papers state, are Han [...]



    • Me he divertido much simo hilando esta oscura historia Confiesa Russell en los agradecimientos al final de esta novela Y no pod a yo describirla mejor, es justo la palabra que ha rondado en mi mente desde el inicio, una historia, una novela oscura, neblinosa Desde que me puse a leerla not un talento especial en el autor para transmitir la atm sfera y las acciones Adem s incluye algo de historia, cr tica social y pol tica, sobre todo reflexiona, mira nada m s, hasta se da tiempo de reflexionar so [...]


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