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The Ghosts Of Altona by Craig Russell 

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As head of Hamburg’s Murder Commission, Jan Fabel is used to encountering death. But when the death he faces is nearly his own, his world changes.

As he come to terms with his experience, Fabel’s first case comes back to haunt him : Monica Krone’s body is found at last. fifteen years after she disappeared. Monika – beautiful, intelligent, cruel – was the centre of a group obsessed with the Gothic.

When men who knew Monika start turning up dead, the crime scenes full of Gothic symbolism, Fabel realises that he is looking for a killer with both a hunger for vengeance and a terrifying taste for the macabre.

A truly Gothic monster is stalking the streets of Hamburg….