If you like to read mysteries and crime novels in general and translated titles in particular, you may enjoy today’s Kindle Daily Deal. Amazon is offer all five English translations of German author Jutta Profjit’s Morgue Drawer Series for just $1.99 each. In the opener, Pasha, the ghost of a small time car thief, inhabits Morgue Drawer Four with his body. Rather than move on into the afterlife, he is determined to solve his own murder. To do so, he joins forces with the only human who can hear him, Cologne’s uptight coroner, Dr. Martin Gänsewein.
The book was shortlisted for the Friedrich Glauser Prize, the highest crime novel prize in Germany. The series is part of the AmazonCrossing imprint which specializes in translated titles. That means this one is an Amazon exclusive.. All five books are translated by the same translator, Erik J. Macki, who, I thought, does a great job with this series. It is very readable, but still retains it sense of German identity. 🙂
One of my goals over the last two years has been to read more translated works. This series is one of my personal favorites. What about you? Do you like to read translated works?
I haven’t read translated works in a while, but I love mysteries and crime novels (and shows, as you know), so I may look into these.
I really enjoyed them. I’ve read the first four and grabbed the fifth today. A witty ghost as one of the protagonists was a good fit for me. I thought it was interesting that the ratings for the books are higher on Amazon than they are on Goodreads….
I will be interested in hearing what you think of them! 🙂