The Ghosts of Altona

by Craig Russell

Part of the Jan Fabel Series

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The Ghosts of Altona Synopsis

One of the most interesting detectives around' The Times As head of the Polizei Hamburg's Murder Commission, Jan Fabel is used to dealing with the dead. But when a routine inquiry turns violent and takes him to the brink of his own death, he emerges a changed man. Fast forward two years, and Fabel's first case at the Murder Commission comes back to haunt him. Monika Krone's body is found at last, fifteen years after she went missing. Monika - ethereally beautiful, intelligent, cruel - was the centre of a group of students obsessed with the gothic. Fabel re-opens the case. What happened that night, when Monika left a party and disappeared into thin air? When men involved with Monika start turning up dead, Fabel realizes he is looking for a killer with both a hunger for revenge and a taste for the gothic. What he doesn't know is that someone has been aiding and grooming a deranged escapee as his own, personal tool for revenge. Praise for the Jan Fabel series: 'The Ghosts Of Altona is a confidently unsettling crime novel that subverts expectations with a joyful intelligence' The National 'An excellent read' Literary Review 'In Jan Fabel Russell has created one of the better drawn versions of the thinking man with a badge' Shots Magazine 'Craig Russell writes intelligently and with sensitivity . . . The Ghosts of Altona is an absorbing above average crime thriller . . . absolutely not one to miss' SJ2B House of Books

About This Edition

ISBN: 9781472131010
Publication date: 24th September 2019
Author: Craig Russell
Publisher: Constable an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 448 pages
Primary Genre Crime and Mystery
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Craig Russell Press Reviews

'Russell scores highly with his atmospheric portrayal of Hamburg and its dark river Elbe, as well as with the intelligence of his plots' The Times

'Craig Russell is a great writer' -- Peter James

'Russell remains one of the more intelligent and sophisticated proponents of the genre Herald The Ghosts Of Altona is a confidently unsettling crime novel that subverts expectations with a joyful intelligence.' The National

'In Jan Fabel Russell has created one of the better drawn versions of the thinking man with a badge' Shots Magazine

'He's (Jan Fabel's) become one of the most interesting detectives around; his seventh appearance is his best.' -- Marcel Berlins The Times

'This is an excellent read.' Literary Review

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Publication date: 24/09/2019
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About Craig Russell

Craig Russell was born in 1956, in Fife, Scotland. He served as a police officer and worked in the advertising industry as a copywriter and creative director. Russell, who speaks German and has a long-standing interest in post-war German history and society, has been a freelance writer for twelve years; Blood Eagle is his first novel. He now lives in the West of Scotland.

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