Translator; Erik J. Macki
Shy, but scrupulous, he is happy working as a coroner in the Cologne morgue — until one of his usually taciturn “clients” starts talking to him. It seems the ghost of a recently deceased (and surprisingly chatty) small-time car thief named Pascha is lingering near his lifeless body in drawer number four of Martin’s morgue. He remains for one reason: his accidental death was actually murder. Pascha isn’t too keen on the good doctor, considering the tidy manner in which his body was dissected upon the autopsy table. But Martin is the only person Pascha can communicate with, and the only person who can do the detective work required to smoke out his killer. Desperate to reclaim his quiet life, Martin grudgingly agrees to help the ghost, setting off on a wild adventure through the city’s red-light district and the dark world of German car smuggling.
It was the title of this book that first attracted me when I browsing the kindle bookstore and once I read the blurb I knew that this was going to be a very interesting read.
The background story of this book is not exactly unique and has probably been written about hundreds of times. However what make this book unique to me was the manner in which the story was delivered, it was a very unique concept that hooked me in.
The only criticism is at times the style of writing could have been executed better and at times this would have made the story flow better.
Overall an interesting introduction to what looks like to be a series of books.