eBook-Tipp: Virgil Flowers – Thriller von John Sandford

John Sandford (* 23. Februar 1944 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa) ist das Pseudonym des US-amerikanischen Schriftstellers John Roswell Camp. „Virgil Flowers“ ist eine Extraserie mit einer Person aus der Serie „Prey“. Aber keine Sorge, man kann die Serien unabhängig voneinander lesen und muss sich auch nicht auf jedes Buch einlassen.

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Holy Ghost

Thriller von John Sandford

Pinion, Minnesota: a huge city of all of seven hundred folks who define the phrase ‘small town’. Nothing has ever happened in Pinion and nothing ever will… until the mayor of sorts (campaign promise: ‘I’ll Do What I Can’) comes up with a scheme to put Pinion on the map. He’s heard of a place where a floating image of the Virgin Mary turned the whole town into a shrine, attracting thousands of curious people and making the townsfolk rich overnight. Why not stage a prank in Pinion and do the same?

2018 erschienen. “Two plots intermingle with sometimes hilarious results, as only Mr. Sandford can write. Guns, ghosts, bow hunters, bed hopping, murders, haircuts and, God help us…Chicken Pot Pies, make up this page turning adventure. You’ll love it!” (Leserin) (1.266 Rezensionen / 4,5 Sterne), 400 Seiten noch günstig?

Deep Freeze

Thriller von John Sandford

Virgil knows the town of Trippton, Minnesota, a little too well. A few years back, he investigated the corrupt – and as it turned out, homicidal – local school board, and now the town’s back in view with more alarming news: A woman’s been found dead, frozen in a block of ice. There’s a possibility that it might be connected to a high school class of twenty years ago that has a mid-winter reunion coming up, and so, wrapping his coat a little tighter, Virgil begins to dig into twenty years’ worth of traumas, feuds, and bad blood.

2017 erschienen. “The dialogue is always crisp, with an air of easy humor, and a steady plot line. Other minor characters are refreshing and fun, and Sandford always seems to slip a little naughtiness in, just to keep things interesting.” (Leser) (1.275 Rezensionen / 4,6 Sterne), 402 Seiten noch günstig?

Escape Clause

Thriller von John Sandford

The first storm comes from, of all places, the Minnesota zoo. Two large, and very rare, Amur tigers have vanished from their cage, and authorities are worried sick that they’ve been stolen for their body parts. Traditional Chinese medicine prizes those parts for home remedies, and people will do extreme things to get what they need. Some of them are a great deal more extreme than others – as Virgil is about to find out.

2016 erschienen. “Virgil Flowers stays true to himself, story after story. This one is action-packed and filled with the seamy underbelly of illegal drugs and endangered species-napping.” (Leser) (2.391 Rezensionen / 4,5 Sterne), 402 Seiten noch günstig?


Thriller von John Sandford

In southeast Minnesota, down on the Mississippi, a school board meeting is coming to an end. The board chairman announces that the rest of the meeting will be closed, due to personnel issues. „Issues“ is correct. The proposal up for a vote before them is whether to authorize the killing of a local reporter. There are no votes against.

2014 erschienen. “One of the things that I enjoyed about this book is that there were multiple interwoven mysteries that needed to be solved and they were all handled with Virgil’s usual laid back but ultimately efficient style.” (Leserin) (3.904 Rezensionen / 4,6 Sterne), 397 Seiten noch günstig?

Storm Front

Thriller von John Sandford

In Israel, a man clutching a backpack searches desperately for a boat. In Minnesota, Virgil Flowers gets a message from Lucas Davenport: You’re about to get a visitor. It’s an Israeli cop, and she’s tailing a man who’s smuggled out an extraordinary relic-a copper scroll revealing startling details about the man known as King Solomon.

2013 erschienen. “Like most all John Sanford „Virgil Flowers“ novels, there is a great mix of plot, suspense and humor. Wonderful read.” (Leser) (1.960 Rezensionen / 4,0 Sterne), 385 Seiten noch günstig?

Mad River

Thriller von John Sandford

Bonnie and Clyde, they thought. And what’s-his-name, the sidekick. Three teenagers with dead-end lives, and chips on their shoulders, and guns. The first person they killed was a highway patrolman. The second was a woman during a robbery. Then, hell, why not keep on going? As their crime spree cuts a swath through rural Minnesota, some of it captured on the killers‘ cell phones and sent to a local television station, Bureau of Criminal.

2012 erschienen. “The story is strong, the characters are numerous and vivid, and it’ll hold your interest, start to finish.” (Leser) (1.585 Rezensionen / 4,5 Sterne), 434 Seiten noch günstig?

Shock Wave

Thriller von John Sandford

The superstore chain PyeMart has its sights set on a Minnesota river town, but two very angry groups want to stop it: local merchants, fearing for their businesses, and environmentalists, predicting ecological disaster. The protests don’t seem to be slowing the project, though, until someone decides to take matters into his own hands. The first bomb goes off on the top floor of PyeMart’s headquarters.

2011 erschienen. “The use of two different investigations-which typically do not intersect-meant there was no down time. There were the requisite references to Virgils wardrobe, demeanor, and nickname, but consistent with the tone of the book.” (Leser) (859 Rezensionen / 4,5 Sterne), 401 Seiten noch günstig?

Bad Blood

Thriller von John Sandford

On a cold late Autumn Sunday in Southern Minnesota, a farmer bringing in his harvest is bludgeoned around the head by a young man wielding a bat. Leaving the unconscious farmer to drown in the grain bin, the young man calls the sheriff’s office to report the ‚accident‘. Suspicious about the nature of the incident, Sheriff Lee Coakley quickly breaks the teenager down.

2010 erschienen. “Virgil Flowers is one of my favorite protagonists…..a different breed…not the hard boiled investigator, but a charming, canny, thoroughly competent, no nonsense, seemingly laid back fellow possessed with the outdoor life skills and higher than average thought processes needed to solve the mystery and get justice.” (Leser) (761 Rezensionen / 4,4 Sterne), 434 Seiten noch günstig?

Rough Country

Thriller von John Sandford

While competing in a fishing tournament in a remote area of northern Minnesota, Virgil Flowers gets a call from his old friend Lucas Davenport to investigate a murder at a nearby resort, where a woman has been shot while kayaking. The resort is for women only: a place to relax, get fit, recover from plastic surgery, commune with nature, and sometimes get to know each other a little better.

2009 erschienen. “Naturally, we have faith in Virgil. We know he’s going to solve the case. But how he gets there is surprising at the least. And the conclusion is a shocker.” (Leser) (701 Rezensionen / 4,5 Sterne), 404 Seiten noch günstig?

Heat Lightning

Thriller von John Sandford

On a hot, humid summer night in Minnesota, Virgil Flowers gets a call from Lucas Davenport. A body has been found near a veterans’ memorial in Stillwater, Minnesota, with two shots to the head and a lemon in his mouth. That’s strange. What’s stranger still, however, is this: two weeks ago, a body was discovered… with two shots to the head and a lemon in the victim’s mouth.

2008 erschienen. “Another good story with Virgil’s off the wall humor.” (Leserin) (731 Rezensionen / 4,5 Sterne), 401 Seiten noch günstig?

Dark of the Moon

Thriller von John Sandford

In the small town of Bluestem, Minnesota, where everybody knows everybody, a house way up on a ridge explodes into flames. Its owner, a man named Judd, is trapped inside and dies. But Judd’s death wasn’t a tragic accident… someone set his house on fire. Lots of people hated Judd, Flowers discovers.

2007 erschienen. “Sandford has created a character who makes you laugh and who you are stunned at how he uses his thought process to solve the crimes. Yes you know most of the time who the criminals are but the excitement comes from watching Virgil uncover them.” (Leserin) (910 Rezensionen / 4,4 Sterne), 396 Seiten noch günstig?

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