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The Resource The hermit, Thomas Rydahl ; translated by K.E. Semmel

The hermit, Thomas Rydahl ; translated by K.E. Semmel

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The hermit
Title
The hermit
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Rydahl ; translated by K.E. Semmel
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Language
  • eng
  • dan
  • eng
Summary
A car is found on a deserted beach on the Spanish island of Fuerteventura. On the back seat lies a cardboard box containing the body of a small boy buried in newspaper cuttings. No one knows his name, and there is no trace of a driver. The last thing an ailing tourist resort needs is a murder, and the police are desperate to close the case. The island is rife with rumours about the reclusive Erhard. Two decades of self-imposed exile from his wife and children have left him alienated and alone, whiling away his days in a drunken haze, driving an old taxi to get by. This unlikeliest of detectives determines to solve the crime himself - and he has nothing to lose. But how can one old man, cut off from the modern world, solve a murder whose dangerous web of deceit stretches far beyond the small island? And what if the killer forces Erhard to confront his own long-buried past?
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Summary
A car is found crashed on a beach in the Canary Island resort of Fuerteventura. In the trunk is a cardboard box containing the body of a small boy. No one knows his name, and there is no trace of a driver. With local police under pressure to cut the investigation short, Danish expat Erhard Jorgensen is on a mission to find the answers
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Character
Awards note
Glass Key Award, 2015.
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10541592
Cataloging source
VHEI
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1974-
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Rydahl, Thomas
Dewey number
839.8138
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Dannish
Literary form
fiction
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1974-
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Semmel, K. E.
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True
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  • Hermits
  • Boys
  • Eccentrics and eccentricities
  • Murder
  • Fuerteventura (Canary Islands)
  • Denmark
Target audience
adult
Label
The hermit, Thomas Rydahl ; translated by K.E. Semmel
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in Danish as Eremitten by Forlaget Bindslev in 2014
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059230827
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
471 pages
Isbn
9781780748894
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)947020271
Label
The hermit, Thomas Rydahl ; translated by K.E. Semmel
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in Danish as Eremitten by Forlaget Bindslev in 2014
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059230827
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
471 pages
Isbn
9781780748894
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)947020271

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