By Antonio Garrido
After his grandfather dies, avid student and budding forensic investigator Cí tune begrudgingly provides up his reviews to aid his relations. but if one other tragedy moves, he’s pressured to run and likewise deemed a fugitive. Dishonored, he has no selection yet to just accept paintings as a lowly gravedigger, a place that enables him to sharpen his corpse-reading abilities. quickly, he can deduce even if somebody killed himself—or used to be murdered.
His prowess earns him notoriety, and Cí gets orders to unearth the wrongdoer of a terrible sequence of mutilations and deaths on the Imperial court docket. Cí’s ugly research speedy grows complex because of previous loyalties and the presence of an desirable, enigmatic lady. yet he continues to be pushed by way of his ardour for truth—especially as soon as the killings threaten to take down the Emperor himself.
Inspired by means of track Cí, thought of to be the founder of CSI-style forensic technological know-how, this harrowing novel set throughout the thirteenth-century Tsong Dynasty attracts readers right into a multilayered, creative plot as stressful because it is interesting.
The Corpse Reader got the Zaragoza foreign Prize for top ancient novel released in Spain (Premio Internacional de Novela Histórica Ciudad de Zaragoza). Antonio’s earlier novel, La Escriba, was once released in 2008.
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It was the language of the Adolf Hitler Schutzstaffel Panzer Division and the Grossdeutschland Panzer Grenadier Division. The door was flung open, and men tramped in, spitting out their many crowded consonants and flashing torches about. ” The four Americans cowered and held their breath. Their talk was of the day’s adventures, and their mood was of exultation—mind triumphing over the exhaustion of the body. Sieg Heil! It seemed certain that when sleeping time came—and that would be but a few minutes— some of these men would climb into the hay.
They turned and ran toward the road and came out into sight of it, holding their hands in the air. It would hold the Tigers for at least a couple of hours. The three introduced themselves to the sergeant in command, who saluted and gave his unit: Task Force D, 10th Armored. “We are holding on at Longwilly,” he said. Like all Americans below the commissioned ranks, he was contemptuous of French pronunciations. If they wanted you to say “Lonhveeyee,” why didn’t they spell it that way? These GIs, no doubt, thought of this village as belonging to somebody named William who happened to be tall and thin.
When they came to an open spot they would stop before emerging from the brush and stand with their ears cocked, listening attentively. A twig crackling beneath their feet would make them jump; a partridge taking flight would leave them with hearts pounding. It was Indian fighting, which all four of them had read about but had enacted only as children at play. Now it was reality, and far more deadly, for no Indian had ever dreamed of such weapons as the enemy here had made. These and other things you had to learn, and your first mistake might be your last.
The Corpse Reader by Antonio Garrido