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Bodies on the move,
This review is from: Morgue Drawer for Rent (Morgue Drawer series) (Paperback)
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Written by a German and translated by an American, 'Morgue Drawer for Rent' is a macabre mystery with a supernatural slant. I haven't read the earlier books in the series, which my wife recommends, but this instalment works well on its own.
The narrator, Pascha, is the soul of a man who would be in his twenties were he still alive. He is able to communicate by thought with a pathologist (though described as a coroner) named Martin. Between them, the pair investigate the disappearance and/or mutilation of bodies held at the morgue. They are therefore a variation on Randall & Hopkirk and endure a similarly fractious but comic relationship.
I found the main story a little sluggish at first, but this was compensated for by the humour and it became a more enjoyable read as it progressed. I wasn't totally bowled over by the novel, but it was ultimately a very satisfying and distinctive read.