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Straight Into Darkness ❰PDF❯ ✓ Straight Into Darkness Author Faye Kellerman – Thomashillier.co.uk In s Munich, homicide detective Axel Berg is called to the scene of a grisly homicide, the victim being a young and pretty society wife Soon, a second body is uncovered the discovery of a third indica In s Munich, homicide detective Axel Berg is called to the scene of a grisly homicide, the victim being a young and pretty society wife Soon, a second body is uncovered the discovery of a third indicates that Berg is dealing with an unimaginably evil killer In the Germany of the time, the investigation cannot be straightforward Adolph Hitler s power is growing, and the Nazis are a strong civic force in the city of Munich Berg has always considered himself apolitical, and as an outsider living a Straight Into MOBI :↠ routine life he s been of no interest to those with power But this high profile case changes all that, as senior officers work to their own agendas, while one theory is that the killings themselves are part of a fascist conspiracy Berg is alone as never before, with the imminent threat at all times of making a mistake with deadly consequences.


10 thoughts on “Straight Into Darkness

  1. Anna Anna says:

    This book turned out to be different from FK s usual Decker Lazarus series which I m kind of addicted to Very different.She has definitely done her research for this book But I don t think she likes Germans at all each and every person described in this book seems to be with poor morales and with really big flaws All German men and Axel Berg, the protagonist police officer, who turns out to be Danish frequent prostitutes with a loveless marriage, and a nagging wife, who can blame them This book turned out to be different from FK s usual DeckerLazarus series which I m kind of addicted to Very different.She has definitely done her research for this book But I don t think she likes Germans at all each and every person described in this book seems to be with poor morales and with really big flaws All German men and Axel Berg, the protagonist police officer, who turns out to be Danish frequent prostitutes with a loveless marriage, and a nagging wife, who can blame them , everyone gives or takes bribes for anything, and there is a rant about how Jews are horrible every two pages Berg doesn t think so, and her lady lover happens to be a Jewess, but enough is enough I have many German friends, none as lowlife as the people of this book, and I can t imagine there having been THAT much Jew bashing than here even in 1930s There s as much of that bashing here as there are examples of the word like in Facebook There are a few things I would correct here First, someone was described as 6 2 tall But a German would describe the person as 1.84 m or 184 cm Later there was a baby that was 4 kg, so if you do use kgs in the book, there s no reason to stick to the imperial measurements for lenghts There was also a word that doesn t belong in Europe Streetcar In Germany or anywhere in Europe those are and were called trams A German wouldn t even know what a Streetcar is, unless they were once an exchange student in US The streetcar should be tram Thore are all rather small points, but they make a huge difference for the authenticity I didn t fully follow with the first vs third person dialog, but I d also expect there would be a few cases of those where a German wouldn t have used the first vs third person the same way Having Hitler do his appearance in this book was then too much But I think it s waythe disgustingness of all the characters that prevented me from fully enjoying this one than those little details I think I ll stick to her Decker series in the future


  2. Cara St.Germain Cara St.Germain says:

    I just finished reading this this morning Wow I ve read everything else Faye Kellerman and wasn t sure I was in the mood for something dark and heavy But I wanted to know what happened to Rina s grandmother in Munich, and since she decided not to fully find out the answer I had to go ahead and read I m do glad I did What an amazing story of the times, the hatred political climate in pre WWII Germany. And insight into how people were feeling about Hitler before he was elected and caused I just finished reading this this morning Wow I ve read everything else Faye Kellerman and wasn t sure I was in the mood for something dark and heavy But I wanted to know what happened to Rina s grandmother in Munich, and since she decided not to fully find out the answer I had to go ahead and read I m do glad I did What an amazing story of the times, the hatred political climate in pre WWII Germany. And insight into how people were feeling about Hitler before he was elected and caused so much terror and shame for the world Kellerman did a fabulous job with the story And I feel as though I learned so much also great read


  3. Ruthiella Ruthiella says:

    Set in 1929 Munich, Straight in to Darkness is a bit of a departure from Kellerman s usual fare she is very well known for her popular Rina Lazarus Peter Decker contemporary mystery series 20 books and still going strong Straight in to Darkness is both a mystery and historical fiction The protagonist, Axel Berg, is a homicide inspector brought in to solve the murder of a young socialite found dead in a public park When a second body killed in a similar manner is found a few days later, th Set in 1929 Munich, Straight in to Darkness is a bit of a departure from Kellerman s usual fare she is very well known for her popular Rina Lazarus Peter Decker contemporary mystery series 20 books and still going strong Straight in to Darkness is both a mystery and historical fiction The protagonist, Axel Berg, is a homicide inspector brought in to solve the murder of a young socialite found dead in a public park When a second body killed in a similar manner is found a few days later, the police suspect a possible serial killer is at work The pressure to find the killer is intensified due to the precarious political situation in Bavaria, a time during which Hitler is consolidating power, gaininglocal support and becoming a presence who can no longer be dismissed as a flash in the pan rabble rouser I think what I liked most about this book was that Berg is so very imperfect and at times amoral as a character, and yet he is still very appealing I always understood his motives, even if I didn t agree with his actions As a historical novel, it was very atmospheric, but maybe too much so I don t need to know the brand of cigarettes the characters smoked or the names of the painters on the walls in the suspects apartments I also thought the mystery, or rather the resolution of the mystery didn t quite make sense But all in all, it was a satisfying enough to keep me turning the pages


  4. Marc Marc says:

    This is a book well worth the reading It is a detective story set in Munich during the early years of Hitler s rise to power It involves the overstretched homicide department with its staff as divided as Germany itself over the rise of the Nazis having to deal with a serial killer as anti Jewish mobs riot and threaten civic disorder The man tasked with finding the murderer is Alex Berg an officer born in Denmark, famed for his intellect but at the mercy of his own weaknesses.He has to balance This is a book well worth the reading It is a detective story set in Munich during the early years of Hitler s rise to power It involves the overstretched homicide department with its staff as divided as Germany itself over the rise of the Nazis having to deal with a serial killer as anti Jewish mobs riot and threaten civic disorder The man tasked with finding the murderer is Alex Berg an officer born in Denmark, famed for his intellect but at the mercy of his own weaknesses.He has to balance working within a police department which is not above scapegoating an innocent victim to take the pressure off itself while not being averse to helping himself to the odd perk by way of what he finds in the course of his searches His private life intrudes on his investigation as his relationship with a Jewish prostitute he shares with a superior officer becomes mixed up in the search for a killer in and around the bars and squalor of 1929 Munich.He struggles to make headway in the case as he becomes the victim of a mob beating and pressure to close the case for political expediency He doesn t know who to trust within his department as he works to solve the murders beforewomen die horrible deaths Beaten and bruised he plods around interviewing contacts, sure that the killer is a damaged individual with a painful history behind his lust for murder picking up information here and there and pulling everything together with his small team themselves victims of gang brutality at the hands of Hitler supporters The atmosphere is a dark and oppressive one and you can feel the fear pervading the streets as an imperfect individual does what he can in the face of overwhelming hysteria and temptations to do his job The story is a sobering one and is set in a world where mere survival is a victory and justice can only be dreamt of And it is the story of one ordinary family man and his imperfections trying to do what is right in the middle of one of modern history s nightmares


  5. Jerry B Jerry B says:

    Complex serial murder mystery set in political turmoil of 1920 s MunichFirst, if you re expecting the typical relatively soft mystery plot of Faye s regulars, Rina Lazarus and Peter Decker, they re not here This unusual novel features a troubling string of serial killings set in Munich Germany during the historical period in between the world wars 1920 s In addition to the unrest created by the murders, the political scene is one of total upheaval as Hitler s rise to power is well underw Complex serial murder mystery set in political turmoil of 1920 s MunichFirst, if you re expecting the typical relatively soft mystery plot of Faye s regulars, Rina Lazarus and Peter Decker, they re not here This unusual novel features a troubling string of serial killings set in Munich Germany during the historical period in between the world wars 1920 s In addition to the unrest created by the murders, the political scene is one of total upheaval as Hitler s rise to power is well underway Already Jews, homosexuals, Communists, and just about any other non Aryan groups are under attack both in word and deed Moreover, political influence and corruption run amok at high levels of the police force and government Despite all this, the protagonist, homicide inspector Axel Berg, uses all his mental prowess and persistence to close in on the killer and at book s end, not only is the perpetrator totally unexpected, but so is Axel s outcome given his brilliant solution of the crimes While Kellerman is known for illuminating the orthodox practices of Judaism in her stories, this one focuseson the grossly anti Semitic climate of that period, obviously a precursor to the eventual holocaust of the ensuing decade Details about the city and the events of that era reveal quite extensive research and travels, reflected early on in the author s acknowledgments Our take was that while the story was darker than usual for this writer, the inherent suspense kept us reading rapidly, seeking the culmination of events and whodunit So while Darkness is indeed quite a departure from the norm for our likable author, we feel sure Kellerman fans will enjoy this outing, and that this her new novel will enjoy considerable success


  6. Sharyn Sharyn says:

    I actually listened to this book and it was difficult to listen to I can t believe I never read it before A murder mystery set in 1920 s Germany, the rise of Hitler Historically accurate so even scarier than just the murders Some people object to the Freudian psychology used, but that was historically accurate so it fit in well Axel Berg is a Detective who is Danish and lives in Bavaria The discussion of various Germans was interesting as was the discussions in the changes of Munich afte I actually listened to this book and it was difficult to listen to I can t believe I never read it before A murder mystery set in 1920 s Germany, the rise of Hitler Historically accurate so even scarier than just the murders Some people object to the Freudian psychology used, but that was historically accurate so it fit in well Axel Berg is a Detective who is Danish and lives in Bavaria The discussion of various Germans was interesting as was the discussions in the changes of Munich after WWI After one Hitler Rally, the Brown Shirts were marching through the streets yelling Kill the Jews and I kept thinking, why didn t they leave then if they could Coincidentally, as I was reading the book, I met a German Rabbi from Munich whose family did leave, but he has since gone back and asked whypeople didn t leave, and he said they thought it would blow over, that Hitler would never gain power, and by the time he did, it was too late Forced evacuations started in 1933, only a few years after this book The book became almost too real for me, I am Jewish and I started thinking, almost everyone in this book will be dead soon The story is book ended by a prologue and epilogue from 2005, so you know someone lives


  7. Kathleen Mck Kathleen Mck says:

    A great mystery set in Munich in the 1930 s and perhaps a cautionary tale for the present.


  8. June June says:

    So then this happens Now, I m too nervous to walk around anywhere I m like an old crazy person, housebound sitting in the dark A living model of what this city has become from the light of all that was new and fresh heading straight into darkness This standalone historical novel sounded intriguing It is Munich 1929 and a society wife is found dead in a vast English Garden Inspector Axel Berg is disturbed by the case and his superiors want a quick resolution In the background So then this happens Now, I m too nervous to walk around anywhere I m like an old crazy person, housebound sitting in the dark A living model of what this city has become from the light of all that was new and fresh heading straight into darkness This standalone historical novel sounded intriguing It is Munich 1929 and a society wife is found dead in a vast English Garden Inspector Axel Berg is disturbed by the case and his superiors want a quick resolution In the background is Hitler and the Brownshirts You expect a police procedural with a viewpoint of Munich at that time The writing reflects the grim hostile environment of the time Characters ponder the upcoming danger of the Austrian whilst bewailing the lost of the true spirit of the city The mystery case often felt to be secondary consideration There are many morally gray and unlikeable characters including the protagonist And yet. the story fell flat in certain aspects The resolution of the case involved the author hiding facts until the last minutes and it was ridiculously rushed There was no buildup in tension and the reliance on psychological aspect using Freud was excessive And then the ending was so implausible Despite issue with the plot, I m willing to read another book by this author She is good at creating atmosphere and characters, even unlikeable ones that litter this book Part of my dislike is honestly the attitudes of the average German as represented here


  9. Anne Marie Anne Marie says:

    When I first started reading this book, I wasn t sure if it was a comedy But I realized due to the time period 1920 s Germany the police department wasn t up to par as it should have been Motor cars were just starting to be used and with other powers Hitler coming to power the police seemed like they didn t know what it was doing half the time There were three things that I could be certain of in this novel there was no shortage of cigarettes, no shortage of tea, and smells could be horr When I first started reading this book, I wasn t sure if it was a comedy But I realized due to the time period 1920 s Germany the police department wasn t up to par as it should have been Motor cars were just starting to be used and with other powers Hitler coming to power the police seemed like they didn t know what it was doing half the time There were three things that I could be certain of in this novel there was no shortage of cigarettes, no shortage of tea, and smells could be horrific So a murderer is on the loose The first murders are women, and the police, namely Axel Berg, tries to make sense about why and who would do this Could it be political Why did the murderer target women who appeared to be wealthy Some murders didn t fit the patterns at allthe next woman was a seamstress, and the next was a poor mother and daughter Then a new theory comes about a man can become a murderer if he didn t have a mother s love Ok, but what a disappointment when we do finally find out who the murderer was It turned out, in my opinion, the murderer was a minor character with a big job title Also, I did not give this book a high rating because in finding out who the murderer was, it got really confusing Rolf, Rodion adopted , Robert calling card for the murdered Anna Gross , Rupert died and last but not least Roddewig, are just a few of the characters that you had to keep straight Not to mention the German names also By the time the murderer s were revealed I was too confused to care But the theory of not having a mother s love was correct, even though the mother and half brothers is still unclear to me


  10. Richard Richard says:

    Although the plot strains credulity, weighted as it is with Freudian baggage, the atmospherics and the characters are compelling The events take place in Munich, 1929, and the city is in turmoil Germany was recovering from the depression, goods werereadily available, the rich were filthy, and Munich was a gem of a city 1929 marked the end of Hitler s so called Wilderness Years the Nazi party had been rebuilt, membership had grown, and the elite, middle class, and civil servants in Although the plot strains credulity, weighted as it is with Freudian baggage, the atmospherics and the characters are compelling The events take place in Munich, 1929, and the city is in turmoil Germany was recovering from the depression, goods werereadily available, the rich were filthy, and Munich was a gem of a city 1929 marked the end of Hitler s so called Wilderness Years the Nazi party had been rebuilt, membership had grown, and the elite, middle class, and civil servants including the police, were buying in to the party philosophy, including the persecution of the degenerate, Jews, Communists, Modern Artists, etc Persecution was common, and paranoia was rampant Faye Kellerman does a wonderful job of unveiling the nascent dystopia, and peopling it with characters struggling with the environment, and with their own moral frailties There is no one to completely admire in this book, and whatever redemption is won is bitter at best There is so much of value in this book s milieu I could only wish the plot didn t hinge on a set of fairly uninteresting, stock serial killings There is a richness to the story, it s just not in the crimes, or even their solution Two stars because the plot didn t work for me


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