Beton Rouge




      Beton Rouge
On a warm September morning, an unconscious man is found in a cage at the entrance to the offices of one of the biggest German newspapers Closer inspection shows he is a manager of the company, and he s been tortured Three days later, another manager appears in similar circumstances.Chastity Riley and her new colleague Ivo Stepanovic are tasked with uncovering the truth behind the attacks, an investigation that goes far beyond the revenge they first suspect to the dubious past shared by both victims Travelling to the south of Germany, they step into the elite world of boarding schools, where secrets are currency, and monsters are bred monsters who will stop at nothing to protect themselves.A smart, dark, probing thriller, full of all the hard boiled poetry and acerbic wit of the very best noir, Beton Rouge is both a classic whodunit and a scintillating expose of society, by one of the most exciting names in crime fiction By turns lyrical and pithy disgraced state prosecutor Chastity Riley chases around the dive bars of the port city pursuing and being pursued by a beguiling cast of cops, criminals and chums, delivering scalding one liners as she goes Lots of fun Sunday Times If Philip Marlowe and Bernie Gunther had a literary love child, it might just explain Chastity Riley Simone Buchholz s tough, acerbic, utterly engaging central character William Ryan Simone Buchholz writes with real authority and a pungent, noir is sense of time and space Blue Night is a palpable hit Barry Forshaw A dream of a read for me, relatively short, different, beautifully written, and full of jarring, jolting impact one of my books of the year LoveReading New Download [ Beton Rouge ] author [ Simone Buchholz ] – heartforum.co.uk

Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the Beton Rouge book, this is one of the most wanted Simone Buchholz author readers around the world.

Ë Best Download ✓ 
      Beton Rouge
 Kindle Ebook Author Simone Buchholz ☆ zombies – heartforum.co.uk
  • Kindle Edition
  • 276 pages
  • Beton Rouge
  • Simone Buchholz
  • 17 July 2017

10 thoughts on “ Beton Rouge

  1. Susan Hampson says:

    This is the second book in this series but the first that I have read I really took to Public Prosecutor Chastity Riley who is what I would describe as a little coarse, dry humoured and very entertaining She is like one of the lads, smokes, drinks and knows a few apt phrases for any situation that she finds herself in As the story opens she comes across the scene of a woman who has been knocked from her cycle and has to go and take a look, not a pleasant sight.The case she is asked to g This is the second book in this series but the first that I have read I really took to Public Prosecutor Chastity Riley who is what I would describe as a little coarse, dry humoured and very entertaining She is like one of the lads, smokes, drinks and knows a few apt phrases for any situation that she finds herself in As the story opens she comes across the scene of a woman who has been knocked from her cycle and has to go and take a look, not a pleasant sight.The case she is asked to go to though is one where a man has been locked in a cage, stripped, tortured and left outside his place of...

  2. Paul says:

    Beton Rouge A welcome and unconventional crime fiction story.Beton Rouge is the follow up book, by the German author Simone Buchholz, to her debut Blue Night This book has been translated, rather excellently, by Rachel Ward, and nothing has been lost in translation There is a great energy in Buchholz writing and that is reflected in the main character Chastity Riley.While this may be classed as a novella it certainly punches above its weight, with short snappy sentenc Beton Rouge A welcome and unconventional crime fiction story.Beton Rouge is the follow up book, by the German author Simone Buchholz, to her debut Blue Night This book has been translated, rather excellently, by Rachel Ward, and nothing has been lost in translation There is a great energy in Buchholz writing and that is reflected in the main character Chastity Riley.While this may be classed as a novella it certainly punches above its weight, with short snappy sentences and chapters, there are no wasted words, no trying to pad the story out There is also an underlying humour, even if the hero does come across as somewhat unconventional.Chastity Riley has been called o...

  3. Rachel Bridgeman says:

    Orenda Books have an established and critically acclaimed selection of translated works, and reading Beton Rouge , it is easy to understand why It s sharp, biting novel that at 186 pages packs in lots of story and characters without ever feeling overloaded.Chastity Riley is on of those characters that gets under your skin, like the Hamburg fog, you don t realise she is in there until you are bone deep into the story Her relationship with her new partner is precariously balanced, h Orenda Books have an established and critically acclaimed selection of translated works, and reading Beton Rouge , it is easy to understand why It s sharp, biting novel that at 186 pages packs in lots of story and characters without ever feeling overloaded.Chastity Riley is on of those characters that gets under your skin, like the Hamburg fog, you don t realise she is in there until you are bone deep into the story Her relationship with her new partner is precariously balanced, her friends minimal and she likes to control her personal life as much as her work life Here s the hot iron,the saw,the squared timber.Here are the rusty pliers and all the bis of old dental kit.The blocks of wood,the willow rods,the belts.So,now, here s the question with or without chloroform Shudders, right Why has someone decided to display, like circus animals, 2 publishing managers Tortured, humiliated and literally as well metaphorically exposed, the police have not only a hard time figuring out who done it, bu...

  4. Tez says:

    Love these short, snappy krimi books by Simone Buchholz Now we play the waiting game until her next novel is translated into English

  5. Tracy Fenton says:

    Having read Simone s first book Blue Knight last year I was delighted to be invited on to the blog tour for the next book in this fascinating series, Beton Rouge.Once again, it s a quick read with short chapters and Chastity Riley is back, drinking too much coffee and alcohol, smoking too many cigarettes and generally being the brilliantly sharp, sarcastic and super dry character she was in the first book.This time Chastity deals with a hit and run, two naked men tortured Having read Simone s first book Blue Knight last year I was delighted to be invited on to the blog tour for the next book in this fascinating series, Beton Rouge.Once again, it s a quick read with short chapters and Chastity Riley is back, drinking too much coffee and alcohol, smoking too many cigarettes and generally being the brilliantly sharp, sarcastic and super dry character she was in the first book.This time Chastity deals with a hit and run, two naked men tortured and left in a cage outside their offices and a new work colleague To be perfectly honest, and in my opinion, the cases Chastity has to deal with in both stories whilst intriguing and interesting pale into insignificance next to the brilliant characterisation and phenomenal prose Simon Buchholz uses Most of the dialogue is utterly magical and at times I had to pause reading and re read some of her expressions because they are simply wonderful.I actually would happily read about Chasti...

  6. Beverley says:

    I read Blue Night by German writer Simone Buchholz last year I was swept away by how utterly brilliant it was and it ended up as one of my Top Five Reads of 2018 I have been wanting to get my grubby little mitts on Beton Rouge for a while but then realised that once I d read it, that was it, it was over So I tried to read it slooooowwwwwllllyyy, I really did, honest Except I failed spectacularly and gobbled it up Whoops.It s not my fault, I promise Simone Buchholz I read Blue Night by German writer Simone Buchholz last year I was swept away by how utterly brilliant it was and it ended up as one of my Top Five Reads of 2018 I have been want...

  7. Stephanie says:

    I enjoyed my first meeting with Chastity Riley last year in the novel Blue Night so was looking forward to catching up with her again I was happy to see that she hadn t changed a bit She is as cynical as ever.There are two cases, the first a cyclist killed by a hit and run is a bit gory despite its brevity Chastity is only there because she was walking by whilst the investigation was being carried out The second concerned businessmen who had been stripped, tortured and locked in I enjoyed my first meeting with Chastity Riley last year in the novel Blue Night so was looking forward to catching up with her again I was happy to see that she hadn t chang...

  8. Kelly Van Damme says:

    I loved this book, I ached to continue reading when pesky things like work got in the way and I highly recommend it For the full review please visit my blog at

  9. Karen Cole says:

    Beton Rouge sees the welcome return of Chastity Riley following her introduction to English speaking readers in Blue Night last year This time the public prosecutor is paired with a new colleague, Ivo Stepanovic from the Serious Crimes Office as they investigate why first the head of HR and then the publishing director of a leading magazine company are left in cages outside the magazine s offices, naked and with extensive injuries indicating they ve been brutally tortured.Chastity is rapi Beton Rouge sees the welcome return of Chastity Riley following her introduction to English speaking readers in Blue Night last year This time the public prosecutor is paired with a new colleague, Ivo Stepanovic from the Serious Crimes Office as they investigate why first the head of HR and then the publishing director of a leading magazine company are left in cages outside the magazine s offices, naked and with...

  10. Julie says:

    A memorable series of crimes, a contrary investigator, a view of downtown Hamburg, this atmospheric mystery novel is an interesting slice of life from a very different perspective Chastity Riley is an anti hero of surprising depth and feeling, even if along very different lines from many fictional crime investigators This is life on the other side, not merely observed but lived, tough and exacting, challenging on every level While some of the characters are wealthy and powerful, here are pe A memorable series of crimes, a contrary investigator, a view of downtown Hamburg, this atmospheric mystery novel is an interesting slice of life from a very different perspective Chastity Riley is an anti hero of surprising depth and feeling, even if along very different lines from many fictional crime investigators This is life on the other side, not merely observed but lived, tough and exacting, challenging on every level While some of the characters are wealthy and powerful, here are people who do not even pretend to conform the forces of law and order personified by Riley is not clean and efficient, but sleepless, on the edge, and fuelled by cigarettes and alcohol Presented at a pace which is fast and sometimes brutal, this translated novel is a powerful picture of European life which is far from the tourist experience I was very interested to receive a copy of this novel to read and review The first scene is of a fairly horrific traffic incident in which a woman dies, then a bri...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *