Mord im Zeichen des Zen Kindle ´ Zeichen des

Mord im Zeichen des Zen Kindle ´ Zeichen des

Mord im Zeichen des Zen [PDF / Epub] ☉ Mord im Zeichen des Zen ❤ Oliver Bottini – Louise Bonì Hauptkommissarin der Freiburger Kripo aus dem Dezernat Kapitalverbrechen 42 Jahre alt geschieden steht vor einem tristen Winterwochenende und den Schatten der Vergangenheit Doch dann stö Louise Bonì Hauptkommissarin der Freiburger Kripo aus Zeichen des PDF/EPUB Ä dem Dezernat Kapitalverbrechen Jahre alt geschieden steht vor einem tristen Winterwochenende und den Schatten der Vergangenheit Doch dann stört ein Anruf des Dezernatsleiters die Erinnerung an die Toten und Verflossenen und Louise bekommt den merkwürdigsten Auftrag ihrer Karriere als Polizistin Sie soll einen japanischen Mönch suchen der in Sandalen und Kutte durch die verschneite Winterödnis östlich von Freiurg geht und herausfinden was er vorhat Widerwillig macht sie sich auf den Weg Als sie den Mönch eingeholt hat wird ihr rasch zweierlei klar Mord im ePUB Ò Er ist verletzt und er ist auf der Flucht Mühsam kann Louise die Hintergründe aufdecken und kommt so einem schrecklichen Verbrechen auf die Spur in dessen Sog sich auch ihr eigenes Leben entscheidend verändert.

About the Author: Oliver Bottini

Oliver Bottini in Nürnberg geboren studierte in Zeichen des PDF/EPUB Ä München Neuere deutsche Literatur Italianistik und Markt und Werbepsychologie Er erhielt für seine beiden Kriminalromane »Mord im Zeichen des Zen« und »Im Sommer der Mörder« jeweils den Deutschen Krimi Preis Beide Romane standen monatelang auf der KrimiWelt Bestenliste und wurden in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt wurde er für den Friedrich Gl.

10 thoughts on “Mord im Zeichen des Zen

  1. Paromjit Paromjit says:

    This is an offbeat German crime thriller set in the borders of France and Germany Chief Inspector Louise Boni is in her forties with the Freiburg Serious Crimes section run by Rolf Bermann She is divorced from Mick and her brother Germain is dead she shot Rene Calambert dead after he abducted a young girl Louise is unable to negotiate the travails of her life without liberal helpings of alcohol associates snow with the worst traumas of her life and constantly sees the ghosts of the dead and those still alive A badly injured monk in inappropriate clothes and sandals for the weather is walking through a small village the locals panic thinking he will bring trouble and attract hordes of other foreigners Local cop Hollerer gives the monk food but fails to communicate with him but stays with him Louise is called to the scene and follows the monk spending the night with the fearful and traumatised man She senses that something is seriously wrong and that the monk is in deadly danger This is supported by the sighting of men in a car in the forest Louise tries to set up a rota to protect the monk with locals Hollerer a young cop Niksch and Lederle from Freiberg Serious CrimesHowever Louise's boss Bermann does not acuiesce to her reuest for help Tragedy ensues with a cop shot dead a critically injured Hollerer and the disappearance of the monk Louise is forced to go off sick whilst she addresses her issues with alcohol Bermann and others believe the monk is the prime suspect unconvinced by Louise's conviction that others are responsible Louise fears the monk is dead and looks into Kanzan an a buddhist monastery with the help of Richard Landen Boni's investigation has her travelling back and forth across the border ignoring orders to not get involved She follows the thread of Asile d'enfants who share the Kanzan an a charitable organisation that places orphan children from the Far East and Thailand with new adoptive families Louise finds her life in danger as she uncovers a network of human trafficking set up to sexually abuse and exploit childrenAmidst the high drama of the criminal investigation Louise is drawn into the thinking and philosophy that lies behind Buddhism in her search for identity and address the wreckage that is her life She becomes obsessed with Landen and his marriage to the pregnant Japanese Tommo harbouring lustful thoughts of him whilst instigating sexual encounters with the younger Anatol a taxi driver Louise is the child of a Frenchman and a German woman she is warm wild sad original and a woman facing the abyss which accounts for her interest in Buddhist theology This is a wonderful and entertaining read and I loved its wintry setting in Germany and France for which Louise with her dual background in the two countries is the ideal protagonist I hope Bottini's other books in the series get translated soon cannot wait to read them Many thanks to uercus for an ARC

  2. Kirsty ❤️ Kirsty ❤️ says:

    This Scandi feeling book is set in snowy Germany and for once had a female Chief Inspector However she does fit the detective stereotype maverick cop has demons and a probably addiction to alcohol She is sent to a small town to investigate a wandering monk who she finds is injured and running away from something terrifying I liked the feel of the book and the writing style but I struggled with the story I think mostly because I didn't like the main character Louise She came across as a cliche It wasn't a bad book but just didn't grab me Not for me this oneFree arc from netgalley

  3. Raven Raven says:

    Now this one perplexed me as for the first half of the book I was submerged in the existential peace of tranuillity that gradually evolves into a straightforward thriller I loved the concept of this calm ethereal figure of the monk traversing the terrain of the Black Forest pursued by this as it turns out very emotionally unstable female detective I felt a bit like like Manny in Black Books where he swallows The Little Book of Calm as reading this induced a kind of contented relaxation in me as Bonetti brings the natural serenity of monk woman and forest into alignmentThen I got boredAnd increasingly annoyedBoni began to irritate me with her constant self obsessed self pitying keening and to be honest my interest was waning from this point I found the child trafficking plotline slightly repetitive and circular and I fair scampered to the end of the book just to see how things would pan out Did feel a huge sense of disappointment in not enjoying this one as regular readers know my universal love for translated crime fiction but alas not this time

  4. Sarah Booth Sarah Booth says:

    I’d say like 35 stars but a very good read Louis Bonì is a troubled DCI who is haunted by the man she killed Her boss sends her to find out why a Zen monk has shown up out of nowhere up and disturbed the village with his presence He’s injured and afraid but won’t talk Following him she discovers that there is reason for his fear and things go from bad to worse before it’s over This is a dark mystery covering very dark subject matter and the horrid things people are capable of doing to themselves and others Bonì is an interesting character She’s intelligent and sees connections that others don’t so she’s a step ahead of her colleagues but her self destructive behaviors and her tortured soul make it that much harder for her to do what she needs to but she’s like a Pitt Bull when it comes to a case and once she’s begun a line of inuiry she see it through to the end despite others lack of interest She is very intuitive and it helps her on her cases but not her personal life which is an utter disaster area She’s a little hard to like to be honest She is just so bleak and makes such bad decisions about her own life that it’s a bit hard to relate to her at times but her commitment to those who need help and her sense of humor are her savings grace You may find yourself getting a little frustrated with her self destructive behavior right in the middle of all her insights to the case It’s like that have to balance out; for every correct insight or determination to help someone she has to drink or make things complicated The story takes place in Germany and France but it’s definitely got that frozen Scandinavian bleakness It’s a great read on a hot summer day as you’ll get chills

  5. Rowena Hoseason Rowena Hoseason says:

    The cover art perfectly captures its sensibilities a lone individual trudging in an endless featureless expanse – seemingly aimless isolated and disoriented ‘Zen’ shares much with the stranger side of Scandinavian crime fiction that slippery sensation of disconnectedness; an understanding that important things are happening but they seem to be just out of sight As much is expressed through implication as explanation – a form of storytelling which some people find rewarding but which demands active participation on the part of the readerThe opening scenario is simply superb It has the feel of a scene which the author dreamed and then was compelled to share with an audience – attaching a plot and storyline to it seems almost superfluous A shoeless speechless monk stumbles through the snow He won’t stop He has no apparent destination but a definite direction of travel He has no food water or warm clothing He doesn’t seem to have committed a crime but could so easily become the victim of one Is he running away from something or struggling to reach someone?Inspector Louise Boni is sent to resolve the situation while struggling through an emotional breakdown Louise is surrounded by ghosts; the people she’s loved and lost the people she’s been unable to save and the people she’s been forced to kill in the line of duty Her self esteem is at rock bottom her reliance upon alcoholic assistance has become inescapableShe’s attracted to the stillness and certainty that the Zen Buddhists appear to possess but the only way she can uiet her own ghosts is by drowning them in Țuică And as Louise’s grip on reality fractures so does the reader’s certainty about which events are really happeningThe result can be uite bewildering at times You definitely get the impression that you’ve come in part way through an extended story and indeed there are earlier books in the series Disappointingly that masterstroke of the opening chapters – the mysterious monk the main motivator of the mystery – is abandoned mid way Instead we spend time with Louise in her fracturing and fragmenting reality where she can’t remember a taxi driver from one day to the next – where her fragile psyche propels her to break rules and take unsupportable risks She’s a wild card tugging on loose threads in a bitter winter – propping herself up with booze and ill judged intimate encountersEventually the author delivers resolution and some sense of an ending But the second storyline which takes over where the monk left off was less than satisfying for me Zen is not an easy or especially accessible read – I wished I’d read the previous books before tackling this one710

  6. Amanda Amanda says:

    I read the synopsis of this book and I thought that I simply had to read the book I studied German at university and I absolutely love most things German As part of my year abroad I stayed not far from where the book is set and so I thought that I might be familiar with some of the place names I enjoyed this book but about that in a bitDetective Chief Inspector Louise Boni is a woman fast approaching middle age She is already divorced From reading the book and picking up on the little clues it appears that she has been through some pretty horrendous times and as a result she has been left mentally scarred You could say that she is haunted by what she has seen and what she has heard DCI Boni seems to have a gut instinct about things which freuently brings her into conflict with her immediate superiors She reuests help or presents her theories but her superiors don’t listen to her and refuse her reuests As is so often the case DCI Boni uses alcohol as a coping mechanism and as a result she has become a bit too fond of it Boni is described as being a maverick which she is because if she doesn’t agree with her superiors she does her own thing I get the impression that Boni is a tortured soul and she has an internal monologue that she has to do battle with on a daily basis Boni is far too hard on herself and she is her own worst critic This book sees her reflect on her own life and she becomes interested in Buddhism as she chases the Buddhist monk across the snowThis book is well written although a couple of times I did wonder if something had been lost in translation or if the translation was a bit clunky That just could be the German student talking in me though and after all I am the one who hasn’t used the language since I graduated all those years ago and so it could be me that is rusty and clunky It took me a little while to get into the book but by the end of the second chapter I was away with the story I wouldn’t say that I became totally addicted to the book but I was sufficiently interested to be able to go back to it to read and to finish it I am a nosy devil and so I need to know what happens who where why and so on The author certainly knows how to create a dramatic and tense situation Whilst reading the book there was the occasional time where I didn’t want to turn the page as I feared what was going to happen next The descriptions of the area and the people were so vivid that if I was to shut my eyes I could imagine that I was there in the middle of the Black Forest and listening to the hustle and bustle of German daily life The descriptions of the cold weather and the snow were so vivid that I felt very cold and shivery whilst I was reading the bookIn short I did enjoy this German tale and I would recommend it to others I enjoyed reacuainting myself with the Black Forest and it has made me determined to pick the language back up again The score on the Ginger Book Geek board is 4 out of 5

  7. Elaine Tomasso Elaine Tomasso says:

    I would like to thank Netgalley and uercus Books for an advance copy of Zen and the Art of Murder a police procedural set in around the Franco German border with Chief Inspector Louise Bonì as the protagonistLouise is called out to help the Liebau police deal with a wandering Buddhist monk The monk is obviously injured and frightened but refuses help and keeps walking so there is nothing they can do but observe Louise spends the night in the forest with him and comes to suspect that he is being followed and in danger How this all pans out is the meat of the novelI found the first few chapters of this novel absolutely captivating The cold calm of the forest is so expertly described I could feel the cold and stillness The puzzle of how to act and what to do with a man who doesn't want help is beguiling and the sense of helplessness is pervasive It's all very unusual atmospheric and enticing The pace is leisurely and adds to the atmosphere So far so good and then the focus changes to Louise her problems and her lone wolf investigation After that it is a fairly run of the mill crime novelI think I might have enjoyed the novel if I had liked Louise but the actions alcoholic visions nightmares and thoughts of a functioning alcoholic don't interest me and the character study of her and her journey which is the main focus of most of the novel just made me yawn Through in some explanations of the Buddhist way of thinking and the crime element gets a bit lostLouise is 42 and divorced She appears to have had a troubled adolescence and had to shoot a suspect a couple of years ago which preys heavily on her mind She is a sensitive soul and has turned to drink in an effort to cope with life but it's catching up with her Her superiors are on to her she has no real friends and is very obviously lonely It's all a bit clichéd but at the same time amorphous I found her a difficult character to understand or grab hold of The author very helpfully includes at the end a short story about the shooting which haunts her Maybe I should have read it firstZen and the Art of Murder is not a bad book in fact I like the linear timeline third person narrative the flashes of humour and the opening chapters and I will certainly give the next book in the series a read but the concentration on Louise and her character are not to my taste

  8. Alex Cantone Alex Cantone says:

    Inspector Louise Bonİ of the Freiburg Kripo is 41 divorced from her philandering husband and an alcoholic Her dreams are haunted by the case of a 14 year old girl abducted and found trussed up in the boot of a car who died four days later so she is not in a good space when Bermann her superior rings her on a Sunday sending her to investigate a report of a monk seen wandering through the snow of a Black Forest village dressed only in sandals and a cowl with staff and begging bowlShe locates the monk noting his injuries and follows him into the forest trying to establish who he is and why he is there and ends up sheltering in a bolthole with him surviving the wintry night with the heat he seems to generate It is obvious the monk is scared moving away from some unseen dangerLouise returns to the office to work out the monk’s movements from reported sightings and seeks out Landen a Japanese speaking a university professor as translator When a senior detective detailed to watch the monk is wounded and his young offsider shot dead it sparks a major police investigation but Louise is sidelined by Bermann placing her on sick leave for her drinking problem Louise ignores the advice to seek psychological help and decides to find the answers on her own Bermann owned situations like this His energy and determination set the many linked machinery smoothly in motion He was depressing proof of just how much dictators are able to achieve And how first they create problems before solving them As Louise seeks to understand Buddhist philosophy she visits her mother and tries to come to terms with her failings and childhood influences growing up with a French father who became increasingly German her mother’s alleged involvement with the Baader Meinhof militant group in the seventies and the death of her brother in North Africa Beyond the hill lay a gently sloping meadow with yellowish grass which after a couple of hundred metres became a barren rocky landscape Wisps of fog hung between hulking boulders and a muddy path led up to them They followed in silence Louise thought of Landen and wondered how he coped with the knowledge that he’d never really understand his wife And whether he had a way of making it bearableWinner of the German Crime Fiction Award this is a very strong debut novel a mystery with spiritual undertones Thought provoking

  9. Sheila Howes Sheila Howes says:

    At the beginning of the book we are introduced to Chief Inspector Louise Boni She’s meant to be having a day off but is called in to help investigate the strange case of a Monk who is wandering around a local town By the time she arrives he has left the town and is wandering in the forest He’s only wearing sandals and a cowl and carries a staff and a small bowl When Louise catches up with him she finds him badly beaten They are also unable to speak to one another as he appears to have originated from Japan He allows her to trail him but not protect himThe next day Louise leaves him with her local colleagues and heads home to get a translator By the time she returns he has disappearedWho is the mysterious monk and what is he running from?I was intrigued when I first heard about this book – the Black Forest holds many happy memories for me and we all know I love a good crime story However I have to admit to having been a little disappointed with the beginning It was a very slow burner and took a long time to get goingI also initially did not like the character of Louise Boni She is an alcoholic and keeps seeing ghosts of her past It was a little confusing as to who was real and who was a work of her imaginationShe grew on me as the investigation progressed and I did like some of her colleagues I do wish there had been something to grab me earlier though – I nearly gave up on it at one point

  10. Jan Jan says:

    If you're into Scandinavian Noir you'll really appreciate this German voice complete with the icesnow and the problems for law enforcement with national borders If you are close to law enforcement personnel you'll easily recognize the way that the job can damage a person who is driven by caring for the innocent especially after having to kill another human regardless of the horrors he has done Despite her alcoholism and other personal demons Louise pursues an innocent monk in sandals and robes through the cold and snow even though they do not speak each other's language only because she knows that he needs help She pushes on despite getting no support from superiors even after unknown persons murder one officer and critically injure another It's a very dark mystery but too much of it is all too likely in any country It forced me to finish it all in one day I believe that translator Jamie Bulloch did an excellent job I reuested and received a free ebook copy from Dover Publications via NetGalley Thank you

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