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Der Tote ohne Gesicht (CSI: New York #1)

3.77 of 5 stars 3.77  ·  rating details  ·  252 ratings  ·  18 reviews
Detective Mac Taylor is a dedicated and driven crime-scene investigator who believes that everything is connected and everyone has a story. He and his partner, Detective Stella Bonasera, lead a team of experts through the gritty and kinetic world of New York City. These skilled investigators, who see New York in a unique light, follow the evidence as they piece together cl...more
Hardcover, 312 pages
Published 2006 by vgs (first published January 1st 2005)
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David Kao
So I,m a CSI fan and I love CSI NY , and it is always interesting to know who is the murderer , and how did they find out , and sometimes they even find out that they are in danger , every CSI book is worth to read .
Jonathan Gentry
The novels for all of the CSI Franchise novel tie-ins are worth reading to every fan of CSI. In this New York entry two stories are told, one is about a man found dead in the elevator of his apartment building, and the other deals with the death of an important state witness while she is being protected by New York's finest. All and all an episode that wasn't televised, but put in book form.

Now for the reason of a three star rating. As an author myself I found that Mr. Kaminsky used a lot of pas...more
This is the first book written for the CSI: New York (NY) series as well as being the first CSI book written by Stuart M Kaminsky.

Rather disappointingly, this book could have been brilliant. Both the cases are interesting and keep you guessing as to just what is going on and how things are going to unfold. But sadly this wasn’t enough to save the novel. There were just too many little mistakes which made the novel very jarring and difficult to keep my head in.

Some of the actions of the characte...more
Clark Hallman
I like Kaminsky’s novels very much and this one provides enough violent action along with crime scene investigation details to make it a satisfying read. Mac Taylor and his CSI colleagues work cases involving the murder of a protected witness and the murder of a bookworm tenant of an upscale apartment building. This is an enjoyable read, although to me it does not quite reach the high standards that Kaminsky achieved in his Porfiry Petrovich Rostnikov, Abe Lieberman, or Lew Fonesca series. Howev...more
Kaminsky has written many more sub-plots than the average CSI media tie in novel. This makes the story just a bit more interesting than the usual TV episode or one of the other novels.

Just like the TV show this book's main plots are two cases. One is the mysterious almost locked room mystery concerning a witness. The second is the more interesting story of a catalog copy writer who is shot dead and found in an elevator. A 'famous' writer as well as another man who confesses to the crime add inte...more
This is another shortish novel based on the characters in the TV series. It read a lot like an episode, but had plenty of depth unlike a lit of novelisations that you read. The two cases in the book are typical CSI fare, but fascinating. A man is found shot in a private elevator, but there is no gun, no bullet and no apparent motive. There are a few likely suspects and even a confession, but Mac and Aiden think there is more to the case. Meanwhile, Danny and Stella investigate the murder of a ke...more
I'm not sure how many of the canon screw-ups in this are due to the fact that it was probably started right after the series did. Still, you think someone would have mentioned to Kaminsky that Stella was raised in an orphanage and has no relatives that she needs to show NYC to.

The whole cabbie thing in chapter 11 really kills me though. CSI (the original) had a whole episode dedicated to the fact that the chain of custody was broken when one of the CSIs left his car unattended for a few minutes...more
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*Dead of Winter* was the most boring CSI book for far. I have enjoyed reading the other books (CSI and CSI:Miami). This is the first that I've read of CSI:NY and just did not enjoy it at all. Maybe it was just the topics involved: an author suspected of killing a fellow tenant and a witness in protective custody killed.
Jennifer Wardrip
Great debut for the CSI: NY novels! This is the first book I've read by author Stuart M. Kaminsky, and he does an excellent job of incorporating both the characters from the show and a great mystery into DEAD OF WINTER.

There are dual cases in this story, and both will keep you guessing to the end. A quick read that's great for an evening's entertainment!
Jameelah L
The most exciting book which throws in mystery- discovery-thrill as serial killers or ordinary people attack for personal reasons, social reasons or for the city's attention leaving know witnesses and showing no mercy!!!
I recommend it but i must warn u it is only for people who would be able to handle the blood curdling mysteries of this book!
I really enjoyed this book, and he's got the show's characters down well in terms of personality and voices, but I could definitely wish his knowledge of canon had been better than it is - there are quite a few major inaccuracies there.
Dani California
Disfruté de cada segundo que leí este libro. Fue tan llevadero e intrigante como un capítulo de la serie. Estuvo muy bien logrado.
Kevin O'connor
Very good! The Author does a good job telling a great story and explaining Forensic Science along the way.
Nothing else than a quick page turner for a train travel...
Not bad, yet nothing to write home about
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Received the Shamus Award, "The Eye" (Lifetime achievment award) in 2007.

Stuart M. Kaminsky is author of 50 published novels, 5 biographies, 4 textbooks and 35 short stories. He also has screenwriting credits on four produced films including ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA, ENEMY TERRITORY, A WOMAN IN THE WIND and HIDDEN FEARS. He is a past president of the Mystery Writers of America and has been nomi...more
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