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Blood Eagle Sometimes it's very frustrating being a clever clogs Or perhaps just someone who reads too much This is a brilliant crime novel so far but gosh they need me on this case Women discovered cracked open and with their lungs displayed Police have no clue Errblood eagle UmVikings Does anyone seriously not know this sort of stuff And then a victim half remembers men with strange smooth faces all with one eye oh come on Vikings plus one eyed men Think about it Odin ODIN the God of the Vikings They were wearing Odin masksSigh Shouting at books doesn't do any good I've discovered It doesn't help that the guy with this incredible lack of knowledge about anything is the main detective Jan Fabel and he's supposed to have a degree in history And he's a book collector Clearly not ones that have actual information in them But I'm being a bit disingenuous I'm about 25% into this exceptional crime novel and absolutely loving it This is a series I'll definitely pursue As ever I'll complete this review when I'm doneFinished Well that kept up the high energy excitement right to the end This is an excellent crime novel Other than being ludicrously PC which to be honest I'm coming to expect in every single novel these days I highly recommend this first in the Jan Fabel series I can't vouch for the authenticity of the setting in the Hamburg police force but the novel is packed with background and facts about the whole post War German situation although this interesting fleshing out never comes over as laboured This was gory exciting and very well written Recommended The last crime novels I read set in Hamburg were Cay Rademacher's Inspector Stave books set in the devastation and deprivation of the immediate aftermath of Germany's defeat in WWII so I was very interested to try Craig Russell's Jan Faber series a modern era take on crime and punishment in the city Interestingly Russell is a Scot author of the Lennox crime novels set in Glasgow my home town Both cities have a certain reputation and don't appear automatically in lists of places people want to visit I am intrigued by this novel's mix of gruesome serial murder multinational crime syndicates mythology politics and history It fits in too with my current preoccupation with Germany I recently watched on Walter Presents from More4 Nick's Law featuring Til Shweiger as Nikolas Schiller a Hamburg policeman who uses unorthodox methods against underworld criminal gangs in the city a German Dirty Harry part of German TVs long running Tatort series So I have some familiarity going in to the Jan Fabel books which helps with terminology and suchlike Some common themes too I can see alreadyI'm not far into the novel but it seems odd Fabel and his colleagues have never encountered the 'blood eagle' before their current murder investigation Or does my familiarity with the concept derive from an unhealthy interest in serial killer fiction and historical novels featuring Vikings that's not widely sharedJan Fabel is an interesting character known as the English detective for his mixed Scottish Craig Russell is making a dig here one all Scots have a sensitivity to and I speak as one and German parentage He has the usual broken marriage and guilt about how his job interferes with his personal life He's good at it though the job that is A clever and intuitive detective I look forward to getting to know him betterFinished the book today Very much enjoyed it though sensitive readers might find the violence and gore too much The ending is abrupt and seems like a setup for the seuel Or perhaps it's just ambiguous and open to readers' interpretation There was one particular twist seemed so obvious to me it made Jan Fabel appear too slow for a supposed clever detective especially since he's half Scottish Anyway the climax is tense and exciting and I like how Russell brings his narrative threads together It's much than a typical serial killer novel exploring right wing mythology and the way charismatic leaders can manipulate others to their will A good start to a series I will definitely be continuing to read Also I really want to visit Hamburg now I've actually had the pleasure of writing the German TV adaptation for this novel Did I like the novel you bet I like dark and twisted I like grisly and Craig's delivered on that and ever so much He's created with Hauptkommissar Jan Fabel of the Hamburg police a truly iconic cop A man in the middle of life a good man for once not a torn broken or morally corrupt cop he's a good man all around thoughtful smart of course always tries to think of everyone The novelist loves Hamburg and that love is beautifully woven into the pages If you've never been to Hamburg after reading this novel you'll want to explore itThe case as all of Jan Fabel's cases is steeped in Northern mythology I absolutely love that In this and subesuent Fabel tales there's always an additional layer of murky dark myth riding along In Blood Eagle the myth is Viking in Origin but Craig makes it highly relevant when he illiminates that Northern Hamburg was no than a stone's throw from the Vikings A bloody Viking ritual an elusive serial killer a dark Nazi past linked with it all there's several layers of dark mystery to unravel until Fabel ends the reign of the Blood Eagle killer Amazing journey thrue the mind of the killersI think i've become fan of this writer sometime thrue this book the first book from him that i've read but i hope its not the last one En Muerte en Hamburgo Craig Russell nos presenta a un nuevo detective Jan Fabel mitad escoces mitad aleman un hombre con consciencia e imaginacion Russell ha creado tambien un escenario rico en texturas donde la ciudad de Hamburgo juega un rol central una ciudad llena de contrastes y sombras En la primera de seis novelas planificadas y desarrolladas en la ciudad alemana de Hamburgo el Hauptkommissar Jan Fabel investiga una serie de violentos asesinatos En todas las victimas los pulmones han sido extraidos de los cuerpos imitando asi un antiguo rito vikingo Mientras Fabel avanza en la investigacion va uedando claro ue se trata de algo mucho mas complejo ue el trabajo de un simple psicopata; esta sucediendo una historia compleja y extraordinariamente desarrollada Muerte en Hamburgo invoca el moderno mundo criminal de Hamburgo a la industria del sexo y actividades terroristas del pasado y del presente “Blood Eagle” is the first book in Craig Russell’s series featuring Principal Chief Commisar Jan Fabel of the KriPo in Hamburg This book is really a thriller than a mystery in some ways closely mimicking the sensational thrillers that are usually set in America A serial killer is on the loosea killer who leaves behind victims who have been murdered in what seems to be a brutal and ritualistic manner Add to this the politics of Germany the Ukraine and Turkey and you’re left guessing what direction is the right one for Fabel to be taking so that he can put an end to the killingThe writing flows nicely the characters are well developed the plot is solidthough a bit confusing at times I had to use my usual way of keeping track of character connections by sticking little notes at the front of the book I liked the descriptions of Hamburg of the city and of the people who live there All in all a fun read that kept me guessing and wondering I’ll read of Russell’s novels after this one With Blood Eagle Russell pens a classic police thriller complete with gruesome murders organised crime police corruption and a driven yet flawed detective The only thing missing is by modern standards the pacing is a little slowNonetheless Blood Eagle is a compelling piece on par with Thomas Harris and James Patterson's earlier novels Probably not for late night reading if you want safe dreams Once in a while I take my time and read some mystery books As much as I would like sharing some really whimsical thoughts about them I always find it hard to describe what they are all aboutThe plot is not very different from every other mystery novel I'm afraid but the writing style was drawing me in so I ended up finishing this novel in less than two daysFull review here A Very good thriller and a beautifull description of Hamburg It kept me reading non stop It's the first of inspector Fabel series and for me it won't be the last I also liked Lennox the first of the other series I think Mr Russell is a Very good writter Thriller with the only difference to all others is that it is set in Germany Uneccessarily gory and unbelievable not recommended


About the Author: Craig Russell

See this thread for information Award winning best selling and critically acclaimed author His novels have been published in twenty five languages around the world The movie rights to the Devil Aspect have been bought by Columbia Pictures Biblical his science fiction novel has been acuired by Imaginarium StudiosSonar Entertainment four Jan Fabel novels have been made into movies in one of which Craig Russell makes a cameo appearance as a detective for ARD the German national broadcaster and the Lennox series has been optioned for TV developmentCraig Russell• won the 2015 Crime Book of the Year McIlvanney Prize for 'The Ghosts of Altona' and is currently longlisted for the 2017 McIlvanney Prize for 'The uiet Death of Thomas uaid' the latest in the Lennox series;• was a finalist for the 2013 Ellis Peters Historical Dagger;• was a finalist for the 2012 Crime Book of the Year McIlvanney Prize;• won the 2008 CWA Dagger in the Library for the Fabel series;• was a finalist for the 2007 CWA Duncan Lawrie Golden Dagger;• was a finalist for the 2007 SNCF Prix Polar in France; • is the only non German to be awarded the highly prestigious Polizeistern by the Polizei HamburgOfficial website


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