Book Reviews of Straight into Darkness

Straight into Darkness
Straight into Darkness
Author: Faye Kellerman
ISBN-13: 9780446611503
ISBN-10: 0446611506
Publication Date: 7/1/2006
Pages: 320
Rating:
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
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3.2 stars, based on 76 ratings
Publisher: Warner Vision
Book Type: Paperback
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First book by Faye Kellerman I've read, but this is an excellent mystery and also an excellent history of Germany during the early 30's during Hitlers rise to power. I highly recommend it.
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This is not your usual Faye Kellerman book....the characters you know are not present. The novel takes place in 1929 in Munich; a dark period of German history. There is a serial killer in the city and Inspector Berg is assigned to find him. His life, as he knows it, will forever be changed. Very good book.
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The terrifying concept seems apt for the slaying of a young society wife dumped in the vast English Garden in 1929 Munich. Homicide inspector Axel Berg is horrified by the crime and disturbed by the artful arrangement of the victim's clothes and hair-a madman's portrait of death.

This book will grab you and keep your interest up until the very end.
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Kellerman is a master story teller. It is 1929 in Munich, Germany, a period between the Great Wars. Kellerman says this book is a personal journey for her: a way to connect with her father who came from Germany. It is a pageturner that makes you feel you are with Policeman Berg as he trys to find a serial killer.
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A bit of a departure from her usual characters, Straight Into Darkness takes place in Germany n the early Hitler era. Though the theme is murder, it gives an interesting insight into early Nazi Germany.
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Faye Kellerman writes riveting murder mysteries. Straight into Darkness is an excellently written suspense novel of the highest quality.
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Your usual good read from Kellerman
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This booki is very different from the rest of Faye Kellerman's body of work. It is a suspenseful murder mystery, but that plot is secondary to the main plot involving a homicide policeman in 1929 Munich at the time when the Brown Shirts were rising, inspired by the rantings of Adolph Hitler. She (Kellerman) is masterful at bringing the characters to life on the printed page.
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Excellent mystery mixing Nazi's and murders.
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The title, Straight into Darkness, is very appropriate. The period od the late 1920's in Germany was a dark time for all who lived there. I found myself being drawn into the book and having a hard time putting it down. Faye Kellerman is a wonderful auther.
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This book is completely different than her Decker mysteries. Just because I was not wildly enthusiastic about it doesn't mean it isn't well written. The novel takes place in 1929 Germany between the two World Wars. It portrays a Germany that is in flux and a time when Jews were just beginning to be demonized by Hitler and the Brownshirt party.
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The terrifying concept seems apt for the slaying of a young society wife dumped in the vast English Garden in 1929 Munick. Homicinde inspector Axel Berg is horrified by the crime, and his superiors demand a quick arrest; anyone who can be demonized will do. When a second body is found, the city erupts into panic, the unrest fomented by Adolf Hitler and his Brownshirt party of young thugs. Berg can trust no one as he hunts a ruthless killer, atruggling to bring a fiend to justice before his country,and his life,veer Straight Into Darkness.
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stand alone mystery by the author of the Peter Decker books.
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The terrifying concept seems apt for the slaying of a young society wife dumped in the vast English Garden in 1929 Munich. Homicide inspector Axel Berg is horrified by the crime and disturbed by the artful arrangement of the victims clothes and hair, a madmans portrait of death. Bergs superiors demand a quick arrest, anyone who can be demonized will do. When a second body is discovered, the city erupts into panic, the unrest famented by a wide eyed hate mongering Adolf Hitler and his Brownshirt party of young thugs. Berg can trust no one as he hunts a ruthless killer, dodging faceless enemies and back alley intriue, struggling to bring a fiend to justice before his country and his life veer...
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I just finished his book. It is really a very good murder mystery as well as an interesting story of pre-Nazi Munich.
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Excellent!!! Quoting the author, "a work born of my passionate desire to connect to a hidden part of my father's life. Set between the two world wars in a city that nurtured the ultimate serial killer, the book is my attempt to understand the inconceivable." From the back cover, "This extraordinary book combines authentic social history with a first-rate murder mystery."
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From the book cover: " 'Lustmord: The joy of murder' The terrifying concept seems apt for the slaying of a young society wife dumped in the vast English Garden in 1929 Munich. Homicide inspector Axel Berg is horrified by the crime and distrubed by the artful arrangement of the victim's clothes and hair - a madman's portrait of death.

Berg's superiors demand a quick arrest; anyone who can be demonized will do. When a second body is discovered, the city erupts into panic, the unrest fomented by a wild-eyed, hate-mongering Adolf Hitler and his Brownshirt party of young thugs. Berg can trust no one as he hunts a ruthless killer, dodging faceless enemies and back-alley intrigue, struggling to bring a fiend to justice before his country - and his life - veer strait into darkness."

A fast-paced thriller, and also an interesting historical novel. Fay Kellerman draws her characters very well.
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first rate murder mystery