Five

Five

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Baker & Taylor
"A woman's corpse is discovered in a meadow. A strange combination of letters and numbers has been tattooed on the soles of her feet. Detective inspector Beatrice Kaspary from the local murder squad quickly identifies the digits as map coordinates. Theselead to a series of gruesome discoveries as she and her colleague Florin Wenninger embark on a bloody trail - a modern-day scavenger hunt using GPS navigation devices to locate hidden caches. The "owner" of these unofficial, unpublished geocaches is a highly calculating and elusive fiend who leaves his victims' body-parts sealed in plastic bags, complete with riddles that culminate in a five-stage plot. Kaspary herself becomes an unwilling pawn in the perpetrator's game of cat and mouse as she risks all to uncover the motives behind the murderer's actions. Five is definitely not a book for the faint-hearted, but it delivers great suspense, unexpected plot twists, and multi-dimensional characters"--

McMillan Palgrave

A woman's corpse is discovered in a meadow. A strange combination of letters and numbers has been tattooed on the soles of her feet. Detective inspector Beatrice Kaspary from the local murder squad quickly identifies the digits as map coordinates. These lead to a series of gruesome discoveries as she and her colleague Florin Wenninger embark on a bloody trail – a modern-day scavenger hunt using GPS navigation devices to locate hidden caches. The "owner" of these unofficial, unpublished geocaches is a highly calculating and elusive fiend who leaves his victims' body-parts sealed in plastic bags, complete with riddles that culminate in a five-stage plot. Kaspary herself becomes an unwilling pawn in the perpetrator's game of cat and mouse as she risks all to uncover the motives behind the murderer's actions. Five is definitely not a book for the faint-hearted, but it delivers great suspense, unexpected plot twists, and multi-dimensional characters.



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& Taylor

When a woman's corpse is found in a meadow with a strange combination of letters and numbers tattooed on the soles of her feet, Detective Inspector Beatrice Kaspary is led on a gruesome scavenger hunt.
When a woman's corpse is found in a meadow with a strange combination of letters and numbers tattooed on the soles of her feet, Detective Inspector Beatrice Kaspary is led on a modern-day scavenger hunt where each discovery is more gruesome than the other. An international best-seller.

Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, c2014
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9781250037411
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY POZ
Characteristics: 324 p. ;,25 cm.
Additional Contributors: Searle, Jamie Lee

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Aug 23, 2017

A thrilling, gruesome story of geocaching, with many twists and turns. Very enjoyable to read even though this is not usually my genre. Detectives put on the case to find out who the owner is, starting off seeming like a normal murder and turning around to be a murder full of puzzles and mystery. Where will the next clue hide? What will happen next? It's a book you can't put down. If you like mystery and don't mind gruesome stories, this is a novel for you! This book really puts you into the murder case, I was finding myself trying to figure out things along the way. You get to be alongside detective Beatrice Kaspary as she tries to solve the case, also trying to juggle her personal life on the side. You never know what may happen next. Read five to find out more! 4/5 stars ( just make sure you are good with blood and dead bodies ) -TFTH!
- @MyWeekIsBooked of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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jessica_reads
Jan 18, 2017

What an original concept - geocaching murder mystery. Definitely grabbed my attention! Beatrice Kaspary is a detective I wouldn't mind knowing more about. Ursula Archer gives us plenty to chew on as we follow her on her hunt for The Owner. This feels like the first of a series, and I will be keeping an eye out for more by her. TFTH.

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bwnhnjw
Aug 24, 2016

This is a reasonably interesting and clever twist on the standard police procedural. The European setting never gets in the way.

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athena14
Dec 24, 2014

Too many tropes: genius serial killer; guilt-ridden single mother homicide detective, etc.

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