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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
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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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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
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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