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The Valkyrie Song

(Jan Fabel #5)

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  471 ratings  ·  27 reviews
Jan Fabel is a troubled man. His relationships with the women in his life are becoming increasingly complicated: his partner, Susanne, is looking for a deeper commitment. His daughter is considering joining the police and his ex-wife holds him responsible. If that werent enough, after a gap of ten years, a female serial killer - the Angel of St Pauli - again makes the head ...more
Hardcover, 401 pages
Published August 1st 2009 by Hutchinson Radius
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Apr 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Jan Fabel is confronted in his beloved Hamburg once again with a mythical serial killer who strikes down a one-time celibraty before continuing with some other victims.
Still jan suffers with the consequences of his previous cases in which one of his current officers has become a liability because of her style of work and lack of respect for his authority.
Fabel becomes involved in the search of a mythical killer who proves to be three women who were in the times of the old split Germany a creati
O son vuruş müthişti kesinlikle. Beni sonunda dumur eden kitaplara bayılıyorum gerçekten, Craig amcaya teşekkürler.
Linda  Branham Greenwell
The book's premise features three lethal Valkyries, an East German deadly female group - is unique and they are dangerous. They were taken by the Stasi ( the official state security service of the German Democratic Republic - East Germany) as young teenagers and trained to be deadly.
People are being murdered and Fable is looking for these trained women
Great story - a look back at east German military.
Jan 02, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Russell, po dwóch małych wpadkach, znów sprowadza „Cykl hamburski” na właściwe tory. Chwała mu za to. „Pieśń Walkirii” nie jest może tak rewelacyjna jak „Krwawy orzeł” i „Brat Grimm”, ale zdecydowanie odbiega poziomem od „Zmartwychwstałego” i „Mistrza karnawału”. In plus, oczywiście.

Tym razem podoba mi się i wątek kryminalny, i jego tło. Główny bohater wraz ze swoim zespołem musi rozwikłać zagadkę morderstwa. Okazuje się, że tym razem nie będzie tak łatwo. Trop prowadzi do Walkirii – zimnych, pe
Dec 27, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Bu seriyi okumak isteyenler bütün işini bırakıp, tamamen kitaba odaklanmalı. O kadar yer, kişi, vs. adı geçiyor ki dikkat etmek lazım. Yoksa benim gibi bu kimdi, şu kimdi diye düşünüp durursunuz ;) Gerçi alıştım biraz beşinci kitap sonuçta. Bu kitapta Fabel'e gıcık oldum yaa. Bir de her konuşmaya kadın-erkek eşitsizliğini katmalarına... Hiç tahmin ettiğim gibi gitmedi ama şüphelendiklerim temiz çıktı. Fabel ve ekibi çok kötü çuvalladı. Akıl var mantık var. Karşındaki(ler) öldürmek için özel olar ...more
Mandy Bookaholica
Jan 01, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller-krimi
Craig Russell greift, obwohl er keine deutschen Wurzeln hat, in seinen Thrillern immer die Hansestadt Hamburg auf, die als Schauplatz seiner Bücher dient. Er scheint eine Schwäche für diese deutsche Stadt zu haben und ich finde allein schon das sehr bewundernswert. Auch in diesem Band gibt er sich der Geschichte, den Mythen und Legenden hin, hier besonderer Fokus auf die Stasi-Zeiten und der vorherrschenden Macht des gesamten DDR-Regimes. Ich finde diesen Teil der deutschen Geschichte ja wahnsin ...more
An excellent crime thriller and with its theme of a female serial killer had some resonance with the Huntress thrillers though not with so sympathetic a antagonist. Russell managed to twist and turn situations in the [lot and managed quite a climax. This is a terrific series and I expect I shall move on to Book 6 soon.
Sep 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: crime
I love the Jan Fabel series but there's an element of Basil Fawlty's "Don't mention the war!" to the novels, which means of course it's there in the background all the time, and I wonder whether this has to do with the writer being British not German? Which is a bit hypocritical of me since part of what attracts me to the novels is my own obsession with WWII.

Finished this book and have moved on already to the next one- the advantage of coming to a series late! They are compulsive reading for su
Nov 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
It is good, with lots of twists and turns and it is a page-turner. I can envision myself reading this book again. Some details were lost to me because I was so eager to finish the book and there were so many german sounding names and places and there are many characters to keep track of. I guess my one complaint would be that Craig calls women attractive/pretty/good-looking way too often. It is as though only pretty women were worthy to be included in the story, which is sexist, and grating and ...more
Nicole Aroca
Sep 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Reading the adventures of Jan Fabel is very interesting, the case is very mysterious and macabre that Jan Fabel faced at a crossroads that he will have to know how to solve so that more people do not die.
Sep 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: crime, germany
I love reading about murder in Hamburg. I just wish the books in this series were available in U.S. libraries so I didn't need to buy the ebooks from amazon uk. Although they're worth every penny! ...more
Peter Barrass
Sep 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
Another great book from craig russell. Detective fable up against trained assasins cool
Dec 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A solid entry in the series with murderous females and the heritage of a divided Germany. Features Russell's keen character analysis and succinct site descriptions. ...more
Feb 20, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2013
Hauptkommissar Jan Fabel hat in seinem fünften Fall auch mit privaten Problemen zu kämpfen. Seine Freundin, die Polizeipsychologin Susanne findet, er habe zu wenig Zeit für sie. Seine Tochter möchte gerne zur Polizei und seine Ex-Frau, die damit gar nicht einverstanden ist, macht ihn dafür verantwortlich und möchte, dass er ihr diese Idee sofort wieder ausredet.

Aber auch beruflich läuft nicht alles rund – Fabel ist sich nicht sicher, ob eine Mitarbeiterin in seinem Team auf Dauer noch tragbar is
Bella (Bella's Wonderworld)

In Hamburg ereignen sich brutale Serienmorde, im Rotlichtviertel wird ein britischer Popstar von Messerstichen zerfetzt aufgefunden. Die einzigen Worte die er der Polizei noch übermitteln konnte sind »Der Engel von St. Pauli ist wieder da«. Dieser Serienkiller hatte vor zehn Jahren seine blutige Spur durch Harmburg gezogen und wurde nie gefasst.

Hauptkommisar Jan Fabel wird mit der Ermittlung dieses Falls beauftragt und zweifelt stark daran dass dies die Tat des Engels von St. Pauli w
Ezza Syuhada
Jun 11, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was a great read for many many reasons of which I shall list below.

It keeps me guessing as to who was the serial killer/murderer, who was the assassin and who was the crazy nut that kept terrorizing people.

I love the variety of strong female characters in this book and I am one who is a sucker for 'em. The female characters in this book are strong in a sense that they are all intelligent in where they know how to apply their strong suits to defeat the enemy.

Most of the main or key char
This fifth book in Russell’s Jan Fabel series revolves all around women - even some women killers. It’s a fascinating story with an interesting blend of gender issues, history, politics and even corporate intrigue. The actual series characters play a surprisingly minor role against this rather busy backdrop. Jan has moved in with Susanne after all (rather surprising, considering the events in The Carnival Master) and without any discussion. Anna’s role, in particular, lends a rather discordant n ...more
Nov 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
Another excellent novel about Jan Fabel. I cannot begin to type his rank! There is certainly a lot of blood and gore in this one. From the murder of an ageing British pop star near the Reeperbahn (which I learned translates as rope walk) to the murder of a Danish policeman in Hamburg - and those are just two that besmirch that city in the book's pages. Faber is constantly there trying to link the mayhem together. There is a totally unexpected twist at the end. Sometimes, I have to say, it is dif ...more
Barış Erdem
Nov 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
Yine sağlam bir kurgu, güçlü karakterler, etkileyici bir kitap.Paldır küldür okunabilecek bir kitap değil, sindirerek yavaş yavaş okuyabiliyorsunuz. Başroldeki komiser Fabelin zaafları olan gerçeğe yakın bir karakter olması kitabı daha okunur kılıyor. Bence kitabın tek olumsuz tarafı pek gerçekçi bulamadığım kadın seri katil olayı olmuş ama tavsiye ederim.
Jan 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A very intriguing plot with an interesting historical German background. The ending was slightly disappointing but a great read nonetheless.
Aug 07, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2015
No review.. the end sucked :(
Feb 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
A good book. Really worth reading. It really gives the reader a feeling that they are living among the characters. Awesome.
Nov 07, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Very good - would read more
Ben Burhouse
Jun 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Another masterclass in crime fiction, intricate plot with twists and turns a plenty. Cannot wait for the next installment which has just been released...
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