Death in the Rainy Season



➵ [Reading] ➷ Death in the Rainy Season By Anna Jaquiery ➪ – E17streets4all.co.uk Phnom Penh, Cambodia the rainy season When a French man, Hugo Quercy, is found brutally murdered, Commandant Serge Morel finds his holiday drawn to an abrupt halt Quercy dynamic, well connected was th the Rainy Kindle Ó Phnom Penh, Cambodia the rainy season When a French man, Hugo Quercy, is found brutally murdered, Death in MOBI :ò Commandant Serge Morel finds his holiday drawn to an abrupt halt Quercy dynamic, well connected was the in the Rainy PDF Ì magnetic head of a humanitarian organisation which looked after the area s neglected youthOpening his investigation, the Parisian detective soon finds himself buried in one of his most challenging cases yet Morel must navigate this complex and politically sensitive crime in a country with few forensic resources, and armed with little than a series of perplexing questions what was Quercy doing in a hotel room under a false name What is the significance of his recent investigations into land grabs in the area And who could have broken into his home the night of the murder Becoming increasingly drawn into Quercy s circle of family and friends his adoring widow, his devoted friends and bereft colleagues Commandant Morel will soon discover that in this lush land of great beauty and immense darkness, nothing is quite as it seemsA deeply atmospheric crime novel that bristles with truth and deception, secrets and lies Death in the Rainy Season is a compelling mystery that unravels an exquisitely wrought human tragedy.Death in the Rainy Season

the Rainy Kindle Ó Anna Jaquiery was born in France years ago and is of French Indian descent She Death in MOBI :ò has lived in many places, from Russia to New Zealand, due to personal and professional circumstances She in the Rainy PDF Ì is currently based in Melbourne, Australia Her stories and poems have appeared in places like Magma, Flashquake, Freefall and the Asia Literary Review Her poetry collection Sailing Across Hemispheres was published by Flutter Press in June .

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    If you re looking for a CBR and CBZ reader of a humanitarian organisation which looked after the area s neglected youthOpening his investigation, the Parisian detective soon finds himself buried in one of his most challenging cases yet Morel must navigate this complex and politically sensitive crime in a country with few forensic resources, and armed with little than a series of perplexing questions what was Quercy doing in a hotel room under a false name What is the significance of his recent investigations into land grabs in the area And who could have broken into his home the night of the murder Becoming increasingly drawn into Quercy s circle of family and friends his adoring widow, his devoted friends and bereft colleagues Commandant Morel will soon discover that in this lush land of great beauty and immense darkness, nothing is quite as it seemsA deeply atmospheric crime novel that bristles with truth and deception, secrets and lies Death in the Rainy Season is a compelling mystery that unravels an exquisitely wrought human tragedy."/>
  • Hardcover
  • 344 pages
  • Death in the Rainy Season
  • Anna Jaquiery
  • English
  • 23 February 2019
  • 1447244451

10 thoughts on “Death in the Rainy Season

  1. says:

    3.5 stars, rounded upThis is a pretty decent murder mystery, with enough subplots, twists and red herrings to keep things interesting I enjoyed the Cambodian setting and really liked the origami enthusiast detective, Commandant Morel I m not sure this book will stick in my memory for long, but I enjoyed it while it lasted

  2. says:

    The French detective Morel is enjoying a sort holiday in Cambodia when he is called to assist the local police to investigate the murder of a French ex pat Interesting backstories on paedophilia, land grabbing and the state of Cambodia in 2011 The ex pats are the usual collection of do gooders and can t get a job anywhere else where you can live like royals The detective seems a nice guy with an interest in origami and the Cambodian people The setting makes this an above interest contemporar The French detective Morel is enjoying a sort holiday in Cambodia when he is called to assist the local police to investigate the murder of a French ex pat Interesting backstories on paedophilia, land grabbing and the state of Cambodia in 2011 The ex pats are the usual collection of do gooders and can t get a job anywhere else where you can live like royals The detective seems a nice guy with an interest in origami and the Cambodian people The setting makes this an above interest contemporary murder mystery

  3. says:

    Always a tense time to be reviewing a second book from an author whose debut you absolutely loved Anna Jaquiery s haunting debut The Lying Down Room was a joy to read and review, so much so that it was second in my Top Read of 2014, and is one of the books that I most consistently recommend in my day job as a bookseller, when people are looking for a new slice of Euro crime.Death In The Rainy Season is the next book to feature Jaquiery s charismatic and thoughtful French detective Commandant Se Always a tense time to be reviewing a second book from an author whose debut you absolutely loved Anna Jaquiery s haunting debut The Lying Down Room was a joy to read and review, so much so that it was second in my Top Read of 2014, and is one of the books that I most consistently recommend in my day job as a bookseller, when people are looking for a new slice of Euro crime.Death In The Rainy Season is the next book to feature Jaquiery s charismatic and thoughtful French detective Commandant Serge Morel, and marks a change of location from France to the hot climes and unique atmosphere of Cambodia, where the modern socio economic problems of this country are counterbalanced by its spiritual core Morel is taking a well earned sojourn after the vents of the previous book, a welcome break from caring for his father who has been diagnosed with Alzheimers, and a chance to further come to terms with a failed relationship He finds himself unwillingly drawn into a local murder investigation, when the son of a prominent French minister is found murdered in a down at heel hotel room The victim, Hugo Quercy, oversees a local NGO providing charitable support to street children, and is generally a well regarded figure in the local community, and respected by his colleagues However, as Morel under pressure from his boss back home, joins forces with local Police Chief Chey Sarit, also enlisting the help of grumpy local medical examiner Sok Pran, it quickly becomes clear that Quercy is not quite the man everyone had perceived him to be, and that the conspiracy behind his murder reaches further than Morel and his cohorts could possibly imagine Perhaps my first point of reference for my enjoyment of this book should be an appreciation of Jaquiery s style of writing Throughout the novel the sense of serene simplicity that her narrative style evokes in the reader is beautifully evinced not only in her evocation of location, but also through the character of her police protagonist Morel The multi dimensional facets of the Cambodian setting are sublimely juxtaposed, as Jaquiery carefully balances not only the deep spiritual core of this intriguing country, with the social ramifications of political corruption and misguided economic policies on the Cambodian populace Where some authors blatantly crowbar in the depth of their research at the expense of the needs of the plot to keep the reader s interest, Jaquiery intertwines her social detail simply, adding to the richness of the strong central plot, and I learnt much from the quality of this research.As Morel becomes immersed in the pulsating and bustling atmosphere of Phnom Penh after his initial calm retreat in Siem Reap with its ancient temples and traditional way of life, the sights and sounds of the city form a vital backdrop to his investigation Likewise, the change of location impacts on Morel himself, as he wanders deeper into the underbelly of the city, and the pressure of the investigation and the demands of home, begin to unsettle his formerly peaceful equilibrium He is a mesmerising character throughout and one cannot fail to find him empathetic, morally strong and entirely likeable As he deals with the wife, friends, and colleagues of the victim, whilst slowly establishing a close working relationship with his Cambodian counterpart Sarit, the strength of his character always stands front and centre Sarit too was instrumental in my enjoyment of the book, as his initial reticence and secrecy at the beginning of the investigation is slowly broken down by his interaction with Morel, and brings instead a sense of understanding and respect between the two men We share in their frustrations as the investigation progresses, and I loved the slow reveal of the various dynamics of Quercy s relationships with the possible suspects, and the gradual unfolding of Quercy s true character as the man behind the myth.I really cannot fault Death In The Rainy Season in any way, as it contains so many aspects of human interest, emotion, and intrigue along the way Not only is it a intelligent and compelling tale of murder and corruption, but the quality of the writing and the evocation of its setting and characters make it a rich, multi layered and totally rewarding piece of crime fiction I am singularly impressed once again, as I was with The Lying Down Room, and have no hesitation in wholly recommending this one too

  4. says:

    So The Lying Down Room was one of my favourite debuts of its year, so I was very excited to revisit Serge Morel in the second book in the series it was absolutely worth the wait, another beautifully written crime novel with a decidedly intriguing main protagonist at the heart of it all.Here we find Morel on holiday in Cambodia, hoping to reconnect with family, but the brutal murder of a French man finds him thrown into the centre of another mystery Dealing with the rather eclectic ways of t So The Lying Down Room was one of my favourite debuts of its year, so I was very excited to revisit Serge Morel in the second book in the series it was absolutely worth the wait, another beautifully written crime novel with a decidedly intriguing main protagonist at the heart of it all.Here we find Morel on holiday in Cambodia, hoping to reconnect with family, but the brutal murder of a French man finds him thrown into the centre of another mystery Dealing with the rather eclectic ways of the Cambodian police, local politics and French politices with a distinct lack of resources, this will be a huge challenge.There are a lot of things to love about this story not the least of which is the absolutely evocative sense of place Anna Jaquiery brings to her stories As a snapshot of real life in Cambodia, it is done with a practical eye and a real sense of authenticity that puts you right there with Serge as we see it through his eyes and that of others There is a beauty and an emotion about it all that pops off the page and gives this a distinct edge when it comes to immersing the reader in the tale being told.There are some beautifully drawn characters, the mystery itself is intelligent and evocative this is not so much a rush to judgement or a thrill ride of a tale, butof a gentle uncovering of the many layers hiding the truth The lack of resources Morel faces works to give this apsychological side, this will not be solved by a lucky fingerprint found but by talking to the people involved, knowing them, understanding their motives, feelings and actions A Russian doll type tale where Morel unlocks one part of Hugo s life which leads to another then another then eventually to a killer It is all exquisitely achieved and absolutely addictive.On top of all that we get some excellent insights into Morel himself as his own story continues, some small peeks back into what is going on in France, so as a book two it works so well, I loved every minute of it and cannot wait to find out what is next.Overall then a most terrific read Definitely highly recommended for fans of Literary Crime stories

  5. says:

    The Lying Down Room was one of my favourite books of 2014 so I was really pleased when I received the follow up book to review Serge Morel is on holiday in Cambodia when a fellow countryman is found murdered in a hotel room He is told to cut his holiday short and solve the murder as quickly as possible, with the victim being related to his employer He struggles, policing methods are very different in Cambodia than in Paris and he feels that he isn t being told everything by Savit, the policem The Lying Down Room was one of my favourite books of 2014 so I was really pleased when I received the follow up book to review Serge Morel is on holiday in Cambodia when a fellow countryman is found murdered in a hotel room He is told to cut his holiday short and solve the murder as quickly as possible, with the victim being related to his employer He struggles, policing methods are very different in Cambodia than in Paris and he feels that he isn t being told everything by Savit, the policeman who is his contact in Cambodia Serge comes across as a loner Parts of the novel show him trying to build a good relationship with his mother s surviving family I m hoping thatabout his family are revealed in future novels.When I read any novel I like to know something about where it takes place I know nothing at all about Cambodia but it didn t matter Anna Jaquiery describes it for me perfectly.Thanks to the publisher for sending the novel for review

  6. says:

    This is the second appearance featuring Serge Morel and it sees him cutting short his vacation in Phnom Penh, Cambodia to investigate the death of a fellow Frenchman.His current predicament presents many challenges to say the least His instructions arrive via telephone courtesy of his superior who wishes Morel to conduct a thorough investigation despite him being in a foreign country wherea He could tread on some very delicate toes.b Techniques are much slower and relaxed than back home This is the second appearance featuring Serge Morel and it sees him cutting short his vacation in Phnom Penh, Cambodia to investigate the death of a fellow Frenchman.His current predicament presents many challenges to say the least His instructions arrive via telephone courtesy of his superior who wishes Morel to conduct a thorough investigation despite him being in a foreign country wherea He could tread on some very delicate toes.b Techniques are much slower and relaxed than back home.And finallyc He is provided with very little assistance from the resident authorities and there are even fewer developments to convey to his boss.Morel is an interesting character with plenty of hidden depths to explore and the distinctive setting undoubtedly piqued my interest However, while both held my attention I found they didn t quite captivate it The plot pace and its development were not something I clicked with immediately, although the latter half quickly progressed to a satisfying conclusion Glad I ve tackled this one from my ancient TBR, but I can t see this being a series I will pursue in future

  7. says:

    One of my most eagerly anticipated reads this year Phnom Penh, Cambodia the rainy season When a French man, Hugo Quercy, is found brutally murdered, Commandant Serge Morel finds his holiday drawn to an abrupt haltOpening his investigation, the Parisian detective soon finds himself buried in one of his most challenging cases yetA deeply atmospheric crime novel that bristles with truth and deception, secrets and lies Death in the Rainy Season is a compelling mystery that unravels an exqu One of my most eagerly anticipated reads this year Phnom Penh, Cambodia the rainy season When a French man, Hugo Quercy, is found brutally murdered, Commandant Serge Morel finds his holiday drawn to an abrupt haltOpening his investigation, the Parisian detective soon finds himself buried in one of his most challenging cases yetA deeply atmospheric crime novel that bristles with truth and deception, secrets and lies Death in the Rainy Season is a compelling mystery that unravels an exquisitely wrought human tragedy I thoroughly enjoyed being reunited with Morel having loved Book 1 The Lying Down Room As well as a superbly plotted story, this time we learnabout Morel s family history but I missed the close involvement and intrigues of his Parisian colleagues.One of the things I appreciate most about the author s writing style is the way she slowly builds up background and atmosphere with all the characters and weaves them into an intricate plot This makes her books irresistible and addictive this is me trying to avoid the word unputdownable.Death in the Rainy Season could easily be read as a standalone novel this from a reader who is usually a stickler for reading series in order I know I won t be the only reader impatiently awaiting the next instalment.Thank you to the publisher, Mantle, for the advance review copy of the book

  8. says:

    A 3.5 rating that I ve rounded up to 4 A decent murder mystery for a rainy day I liked the Cambodia setting and snippets of history and culture thrown into the storyline The origami enthusiast protagonist was also a treat amidst all the gloom of the monsoon murder narrative A good one time read, the story doesn t stay with you long after reading, but it s engrossing while you re in it.

  9. says:

    For the booktrail of the literary locations in the book link Booktrail of Death in the Rainy SeasonMaybe the setting of Phnom Penh and the rain and the humidity was the reason we wanted to read this, but the crime story and mystery soon took over and threw us into the dark murky waters and alleyways and underbelly of the country It is monsoon season the rainy season of the title so the country is being deluged, homes destroyed and the Mekong River turning into a great flood.Morel moves f For the booktrail of the literary locations in the book link Booktrail of Death in the Rainy SeasonMaybe the setting of Phnom Penh and the rain and the humidity was the reason we wanted to read this, but the crime story and mystery soon took over and threw us into the dark murky waters and alleyways and underbelly of the country It is monsoon season the rainy season of the title so the country is being deluged, homes destroyed and the Mekong River turning into a great flood.Morel moves from Siem Reap to solve the crime in the city , a murder of a French national, the nephew of a Minister no less, with political implications for all Cultural differences are important as although Morel is half Khmer himself, in Phnom Penh he is a tourist, a passing observer, being asked to help solve a murder in a country that remained a mystery to him.France meets Cambodia as the two police forces have to work together Police Chief Sarit is a mystery and he has very different ways of working and thinking than the French The very different approaches and facilities they have to solve the crime are fascinating as they are hard to accept.As far as he was concerned this was a straightforward business It was personal a settling of accounts between Harang Westerners.The sights and sounds of the city buzz vividly in the background as the investigation takes place As he wanders into the deluge of the city and the underbelly of its darkest corners the victim was working for an NGO which campaigned in some vital yet controversial areas in the country , Morel and Sarit form a lasting relationship full of frustrations yet also respect despite their obvious differences and the nature of the investigationAgainst a backdrop of heavy rains, monsoon downpours, the sights, alley ways, and tuk tuk rides this is a crime which unravels like a Russian doll one layer pealed back reveals another part of the victim s life and the role of the NGO but each layer is an issue in itself and revealsabout the country and police and political workings of Phnom Penh, and France.Bookish musingsI just love the way Anna Jaquiery not only throws you into a thrilling and complex mystery but does it with such panache and vividly evoked settings and cultural nuances If you though the Lying Down Room was good which it certainly was this is going to be another fantastic literary treat to get your teeth into.The change of location from the serene temples to the bustling chaos of Phomn Penh brought the mystery of the crime to the fore as the city takes over and swamps Morel in a troubling and complex investigation Cambodia society and politics are characters in their own right but now Jaquiery weaves this in and out of the narrative is fascinating to see never does it overtake the plot but enhances it at every step of the way.This really is a guide to the country in so many ways, an insight into its people and workings Cambodia is a fascinating place here and its spiritual core and belief system also help to form the bigger picture.And I have to mention the intriguing character of Morel himself mesmerising and endlessly fascinating The developing relationship and understanding between himself and his Cambodian colleague Sarit was intriguing and Sarit s change from a rather secret man to aopen one as he and Morel investigate the case further The role and he behind the scenes look into a fictional NGO also provided another level of interest to an already meaty plotRoll on book three where will Morel go to and get involved with next Can Not Wait

  10. says:

    To me this was an interesting mystery because I know next to nothing about the French colonial presence in Southeast Asia I ve spent time in Thailand early in 1990, but, with regrets, I didn t make it to Cambodia or Vietnam I am interested in learningabout these beautiful places.

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