The Resource District VIII, Adam LeBor

District VIII, Adam LeBor

Label
District VIII
Title
District VIII
Statement of responsibility
Adam LeBor
Title variation
  • District eight
  • District 8
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Life's tough for a Gypsy cop in Budapest. The cops don't trust you because you're a Gypsy. Your fellow Gypsies, even your own family, shun you because you're a cop. The dead, however, don't care. So when Balthazar Kovacs, a detective in the city's murder squad, gets a mysterious message on his phone from a blocked number, he gulps down the rest of his morning coffee, grabs his police ID and goes to work. The message has two parts: a photograph and an address. The photograph shows a man lying on his back with his eyes open, half-covered by a blue plastic sheet. The address is 26, Republic Square, the former Communist Party headquarters and once the most feared building in the country. But when Kovacs arrives at Republic Square, the body has gone... Kovacs' investigation will take him deep into Budapest's shadows, an underworld visitors never get to see: the gritty back alleys of District VIII; the people smuggling networks around Keleti Station; the endemic corruption of a country still haunted by the ghosts of history
Member of
Summary
Set in the long, hot Hungarian summer of 2015—and revealing the hidden, criminal world beneath Budapest’s glittering facade—District VIII is the first novel in the new Detective Balthazar Kovacs mystery series
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10665072
Cataloging source
BT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
LeBor, Adam
Dewey number
823.92
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Detective Balthazar Kovacs novels
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Detectives
  • Romanies
  • Murder
  • Pimps
  • Corruption
  • Budapest (Hungary)
Target audience
adult
Label
District VIII, Adam LeBor
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
358 pages
Isbn
9781786693273
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
District VIII, Adam LeBor
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
358 pages
Isbn
9781786693273
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
Specific material designation
regular print

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