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The Resource The Russian donation, Christoph Spielberg ; translated by Gerald Chapple

The Russian donation, Christoph Spielberg ; translated by Gerald Chapple

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The Russian donation
Title
The Russian donation
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Christoph Spielberg ; translated by Gerald Chapple
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  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
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  • /* Starred Review */ Originally published in Germany in 2001, the first book in the Dr. Hoffman series is a real corker. Dr. Felix Hoffman is an emergency-room doctor who is saddened by the death of a former patient, who not so long ago seemed to have nothing seriously wrong with him. Hoffman’s mood quickly turns to anger when he learns that the paperwork has been altered, rewritten to attribute an almost certainly false cause of death and to eliminate the possibility of an autopsy. Determined to get to the bottom of it, Hoffman stumbles into an intricate conspiracy that reaches from the bowels of the hospital to its highest offices. Spielberg, a physician, made a bit of a splash in Germany with this first novel, and it’s easy to see why. This is a very well constructed book, with a protagonist-narrator who is strong, resourceful, and unwilling to put up with any crap. Three more Hoffman novels are due to make their first English appearances soon, but anything less than immediately might not be soon enough for readers who crack open this cracking good thriller. -- Pitt, David (Reviewed 01-01-2013) (Booklist, vol 109, number 9, p44)
  • /* Starred Review */ Spielberg’s stellar series kickoff, which won Germany’s Friedrich Glauser prize for best debut crime novel, introduces reluctant detective Felix Hoffmann, “a Don Quixote in scrubs,” who’s been an attending ER physician for eight years at a Berlin teaching hospital. Half a year earlier, soon after Hoffman treated Misha Chenkov, a Russian on the hospital’s cleaning staff, apparently successfully, Chenkov disappeared. Now, Hoffmann, who was looking forward to watching a soccer game on TV, is called at short notice to cover for a colleague on the night shift. His first case is Chenkov, whose skin looks yellow. The patient quickly expires—or was he DOA? Hoffmann, doubtful that Chenkov died of natural causes, thinks that something more alarming is at play. Disappearing medical records only heighten his suspicions. Hoffmann and his girlfriend, Celine, make a winning investigative pair, and his endearing persona elevates this well above the majority of hospital-based mysteries. (Jan.) --Staff (Reviewed November 12, 2012) (Publishers Weekly, vol 259, issue 46, p)
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Spielberg, Christoph
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no index present
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Translated from the German
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PS
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fiction
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Chapple, Gerald
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Series statement
Dr. Hoffmann mysteries
Series volume
0001
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  • Patients
  • Murder
  • Conspiracies
  • Berlin (Germany)
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The Russian donation, Christoph Spielberg ; translated by Gerald Chapple
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Publication
Note
"The Russian Donation was first published in 2001 by Piper Verlag as Die russische Spende"--T.p. verso
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
306 p.
Isbn
9781612184302
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2012913746
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o813931941
  • (OCoLC)813931941
Label
The Russian donation, Christoph Spielberg ; translated by Gerald Chapple
Publication
Note
"The Russian Donation was first published in 2001 by Piper Verlag as Die russische Spende"--T.p. verso
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
306 p.
Isbn
9781612184302
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2012913746
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o813931941
  • (OCoLC)813931941

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