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Ein allzu schönes Mädchen (Hauptkommissar Robert Marthaler #1)

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In einem verschlafenen Weindorf in den Vogesen taucht eines Tages ein Mädchen von atemberaubender Schönheit auf. Sie bleibt eine Weile und verschwindet schließlich genauso rätselhaft, wie sie gekommen ist.

Szenenwechsel: Frankfurt schwitzt in drückender Hochsommerhitze, als im Stadtwald zwei grausam zugerichtete Leichen entdeckt werden. Der Fall wird Kommissar Robert Mart

Hardcover, 464 pages
Published December 28th 2004 by Wunderlich (first published January 1st 2004)
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A Girl Has No Name
Feb 10, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: review-to-come
3 stars - not bad, but not exceptionally good either!

Full review to come!
Dec 17, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Severská detektivka to sice není, ale dá se číst. Postavy plus minus sympatické, děj není extra originální, ale ani neurazí. Nejspíš už jsem v detektivním žánru trochu zhýčkaná, ale dám autorovi ještě šanci.
Apr 19, 2009 rated it really liked it
Tolles Buch.
Die ersten 38 Seiten sind sehr verwirrend, aber wenn man durchhält, wird man belohnt mit einer tollen und spannenden Geschichte.
Leider ist das Ende mies. Sorry, aber ich war mehr als enttäuscht von den letzten Seiten.
Dec 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good, solid piece of detective story. Strong points: realistic police work, interesting plot and charakters. Weak points: cliches typical for this genre (single detective with personal tragedy in the past), action but not a lot of mystery and ending (it looks like writer lost his interest in the story in the last few pages). Summing up: I really liked it as good, entertaining read (but I hate the cover of Polish edition!). It is good to know that "Czarne" has also crime stories in their offer.
Jun 04, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Ik moest me echt door dit boek heen worstelen. Er zit geen tempo in, bevat veel onnodige details (die niet relevant of interessant zijn voor de lezer) en de hoofdpersoon is onsympathiek. Ik wilde hem uitlezen om te weten wie het gedaan had, maar het einde is zo anticlimactisch dat dit het eigenlijk ook niet waard was.
Veronika Sebechlebska
Jul 25, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: detektívky
Priemerná detektívka ale výborné čítanie. Na môj vskus je komisár Marthaler málo cynický, takže to nebude nikdy moja najobľúbenejšia postava, napriek tomu je sympatický a hlavne zapamätateľný, bez toho aby bol nejak výrazne narušený - je to taký prehistorický hipster, jazdí na bicykli so starým ruksakom a kupuje si čerstvé suroviny na tržnici. Sú tam obvyklé žánrové klišé (hlavný vyšetrovateš je ako inak morous, patológovia sú podivíni, šéfovia sú zadubení a ohrozujú vyšetrovanie...) ale v takej ...more
Ich bin hin und her gerissen... Das Buch ist toll geschrieben, die Hauptcharaktere durchweg interessant (und auf eine Serie angelegt), das Setting in FFM gelungen... ich möchte das Buch gut finden, die Grundidee würde das auch zulassen: mysteriöse, lange verschwundene junge Frau taucht im Zusammenhang mit einer brutalen Mordserie wieder auf. Aber dann gibts eben doch zu viele Negativaspekte, so dass ich dem Buch doch nur drei Sterne geben kann. Hin und wieder verliert sich Seghers in kleinen Neb ...more
Jun 26, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to BoekenTrol by: Moem
Like I said in one of my updates: a very unusual book.
Slow-paced and in the translation the very German way of addressing one another (not 'dutzen', but 'Siezen' at work) is preserved. On the one hand I like that, because it is how things are done in Germany, where the action takes place. On the other hand it doesn't make the book easy to read.
It has been quite a while since I read (or spoke for that matter) German, so it took me a while to figure out why they were so formal.

I liked the book, a
Apr 21, 2011 rated it really liked it

This was the first book I read by the German author Jan Seghers. I had seen it a few times before in the bookstores, but when I had a long train journey to make, I finally had a excuse to buy it.

I enjoyed the story. For me, it felt like I was reading a Scandinavian thriller, with a lot of room for psychology and social-cultural problems. Luckily, that's the kind of book I like to read. Unfortunately I haven't seen a lot from Jan Seghers after this one, but haven't (for reasons unkn
Jul 18, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime, german-author
Set in Frankfurt and surrounding area. The plot is a little bit strange. Several men get killed, and there is a mysterious beautiful girl (who is a grown up woman...) who is withdrawn from the world and seems to have some issues as well. Everyone thinks she goes around killing these men, but in fact it is someone who is infatuated with her. The story moves along nicely, but at the same time the transitions from one part to the other seem often a bit unmotivated.
Pavla Between Paper and Mind

U detektivek jsem zvyklá na trochu jiný koncept, ale tohle nebylo vůbec špatné. Sledování vyšetřování a zaměření na psychologii postav mě prostě něčím zaujalo a bavilo....
Bylo to jiné.. Zvláštní... A mě to vážně bavilo.

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Angel Serrano
Frankfurt recibe la visita del Presidente de Estados Unidos. En un bosque cercano aparece el cadáver de un hombre. El inspector Marthaler será el encargado de resolver el caso, aunque la belleza de una chica despampanante será el hilo conductor de las muertes subsiguientes.
Aug 16, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: krimis
Nett geschrieben, streckenweise aber etwas formelhaft vom Stil her. Obwohl die Hauptfigur des Kommissars sympathisch und interessant angelegt ist, sind viele ihrer Handlungen unglaubwürdig und entsprechen sicher nicht dem Polizeialltag. Für Frankfurter ist dafür sehr viel Lokalkolorit eingebaut.
Apr 26, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed Reading this book, thought the inspector had a nice, quirky way. Bur took one Star from my rating for the dissapointing ending.
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Jan Seghers, alias Matthias Altenburg, ist Schriftsteller, Kritiker und Essayist und lebt in Frankfurt am Main. Nach dem Erfolg von "Ein allzu schönes Mädchen" und "Die Braut im Schnee" folgte "Partitur des Todes", ausgezeichnet mit dem "Offenbacher Literaturpreis" sowie dem "Burgdorfer Krimipreis". "Die Akte Rosenherz" ist sein vierter Kriminalroman.
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