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Dead Man in Trieste (A Dead Man in)
by Michael Pearce | Mystery & Thrillers
Registered by eicuthbertson of Burnaby, British Columbia Canada on 2/13/2012
Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by Annimanni): travelling


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Journal Entry 1 by eicuthbertson from Burnaby, British Columbia Canada on Monday, February 13, 2012

8 out of 10

One of a series -

Publisher's description:

From award-winning British author, Michael Pearce, comes the first in a new series introducing Seymour of Special Branch. Trieste in 1906 is one of Europe's great seaports, the Austrian Empire's main outlet to the Mediterranean and the world beyond. But various nationalist movements are threatening to pull the place apart. The heavy-handed militarist regime has trouble keeping a lid on it, the secret police are everywhere, and now the British consul has gone missing. Was this the result of an ill-advised liaison? Could he have fallen afoul of the secret police, or the even more secret revolutionaries? The Austrian police are of course investigating, but the Foreign Office would prefer this matter to be handled with sensitivity. Britain has commercial interests in the port after all, so perhaps it would be wise to send someone out—someone very special from Special Branch who is capable of speaking the relevant languages; a good officer, but not someone British. That someone should be born here, lived here, but a member of, say, an East End immigrant family from somewhere in Europe. You can never quite rely on them. A bit dubious really, but just the man for the job. 


Journal Entry 2 by aetm at Austin, Texas USA on Wednesday, February 22, 2012

This book has not been rated.

Since this one is the first published book of the series, I think this will have to be the one to start with :)
Oh, and the custom BC # labels on these are adorable. 


Journal Entry 3 by aetm at Austin, Texas USA on Monday, March 05, 2012

6 out of 10

I know the Southern Italy much better than the Northern one, and Trieste felt... well, much like a foreign place in this book. Not that much Italian (despite all the piazzas and the bars), but with the huge amounts of Serbs and other Slavs, and numerous other foreigners (Brits, Irish, Austrians etc) it was quite a well-mixed and lively city, definitely an interesting place, and with several cinemas too. There were some language issues (the Italian words in the book would have benefited from proof-reading), but it's also fascinating when the characters could have talked with each other in several languages. Did they do like I when I meet people with which I've got multiple languages in common, change sometimes liberally or pick for some specific purpose a specific one? Some of the characters seemed a bit too flat (or they didn't seem to have a strong drive behind them, or history, or that much connection to the reader - at least compared to my very recent reads), but that's just more interesting to see how Seymour will work in the other locations. Maybe Seymour and Athens and the people he'll meet there will resonate quite differently, or he'll relax more to let you know him better. Like what he would really like, or what drives him. 


Journal Entry 4 by aetm at Kamppi in Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Saturday, May 19, 2012

This book has not been rated.

Released 5 yrs ago (5/19/2012 UTC) at Kamppi in Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland

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Dead men traveling....

Safe journey little book - I hope you'll make many new friends on your travels!

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Journal Entry 5 by wingAnneliswing at Kerava, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Saturday, May 19, 2012

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Thank you very much for this interesting book, Aetm! And thanks to you and your hubby for the company at Kamppi as well.  


Journal Entry 6 by wingAnneliswing at Kerava, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Saturday, August 24, 2013

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The protagonist of this book was a kind of an unlikely detective. He was like he had lost his way but in the end he found his way quite well. Somehow this book brought into my mind The Three Evangelists of Fred Vargas. The feeling of the book seemed the same to me. I loved the book. Luckily i have the sixth book of the series as well. I think I'll add those in the middle to my wishlist.

This is my # 71 (120) in
"REDUCE MOUNT TBR 2013" Challenge arranged by Dove-i-Libri.

This is my # 64 in
"KEEP THEM MOVING 2013" Challenge arranged by Booklady331. 


Journal Entry 7 by wingAnnimanniwing at Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Thursday, August 29, 2013

This book has not been rated.

A mystery set in Italy? Yes please!

I grabbed this from the table at tonight's meet-up in Helsinki. I haven't read this series before so it's good to start with the first instalment. 


Journal Entry 8 by wingAnnimanniwing at Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Sunday, January 12, 2014

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I thought this was a fun read. I'd classify it as a cozy, as there's no hard stuff and no gripping excitement either, but more feel-good mystery solving in an interesting environment. Perfect holiday reading! I wouldn't mind reading the other parts of the series either :) 


Journal Entry 9 by wingAnnimanniwing at Mine Cafe in Bang Tao Bay, Phuket Thailand on Sunday, January 12, 2014

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Released 3 yrs ago (1/12/2014 UTC) at Mine Cafe in Bang Tao Bay, Phuket Thailand

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