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(NEW) Apteeker Melchior ja Oleviste mõistatus by Indrek Hargla

Indrek Hargla is one of those Estonian authors almost every Estonian seems to have read and loved Or if they haven t read anything by him then at the very least the name is familiar as he is one of the top selling Estonian authors in recent years This one is my first encounter with his work and I admit that it may not have been my brightest idea to et acuainted with an Estonian author in English as this translation seemed kind of sloppy and in fact someone had corrected rammar in several places in my library copyIt started off kind of slow for me with a Ton Of Different Characters That I Couldn of different characters that I couldn remember all that well at first But hey I can live with that as it s not all that uncommon to jump head first into a new book and need some time to acclimatise with all the new charactersUnfortunately though I really had to force myself through as I found the storytelling downright boring It didn t rip me as I had hoped and well I didn t particularly care for the apothecary who seemed to wink at everyone and not spend much time at his apothecaryWell yes the crime mystery s result surprised me in the end as I didn t figure out the killer myself but truth be told I Fifty Ways To Be Your Lover grew tired of all the mostly unnecessary background information that I may have kind of skimmed the important parts and read only the parts where some sort of conversation was happening The ending had a kind of a Agatha Christie vibe to it in my mind as Melchiorathered all of the possible suspects and people of the law together and told them a long story with all kinds of details he had discovered along the way This part was the most interesting one for meI know that I m kind of picking on details here but I cannot stand the way they called Tallinn Tallinn and not Reval as Reval would be the appropriate name for the time Also Tartu seemed to be Tartu not Dorpat as would ve been appopriate After all it would ve demanded only a small footnote or something to the readers And in the end I do not understand what so many Estonian readers see in his books I do hope it s just a case of it s just me and not *The Book Or Maybe It S Just *book Or maybe it s just case of the translation and I should try Hargla s books in my mother tongue insteadThe Book Challengers blog The Book Challengers Instagram The Book Challengers Twitter This was a treat from start to finish It s a historical novel set in Tallinn Estonia specifically Toompea the hilly part of the city in the fifteenth century Amongst the town of foreign merchants and engineers designing the wonderful new St Olav s Church the Apothecary is a respected figure Melchior administers the various medicines and dispenses advice ignoring superstition and ignorance in favour of new science When there is a mysterious murder he is called in to help investigate But the murder mystery plays second fiddle to the backdrop of the town and its characters Hargla writes This was nice old school mystery located in Estonia It was nice to learn about medieval Estonia and Tallinna especially This wasn t a perfect book but it does Caught on Camera with the CEO get full 5 stars because it took me by surprise and proved me wrong Here s the thing I don t care for Medieval stuff Like at all It s always too many swords horses and mud and not enough women doing meaningful things for my liking And really this book has all those things but despite that I found myself liking it immensely once Iot into the story It does help that it s set in Tallinn one of my favourite cities and plenty of those places mentioned in the story still stand in the city So yes a sword is used to kill someone and that sets off a hunt for the killer Melchior the apothecary of the town ets hi. Tallinna vuonna 1409 Korkea arvoinen saksalaisritari saa surmansa Toompealla hämärissä olosuhteissa Murhaaja näyttää paenneen kaupunkiin joten Toompeaa hallitseva ritarikunta vaatii Tallinnan kaupunginraatia.

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Apteeker Melchior ja Oleviste mõistatusEd back to 1422 At least Melchior seems to have it as a future oal The Curse of the Melchior Wakenstede male line is unexplained but I imagine it as some sort of migraine headache Perhaps *it is clarified in a future book in the series Typos Mistranslationspg 55 and the Order had *is clarified in a future book in the series Typos Mistranslationspg 55 and the Order had fortified it further pg 55 Ruprecht was said to have entered the Teutonic Order as young boy pg 65 The Danes were hacked to pieces within the church and stacked their corpses on the altar pg 127 you are at the sea s mercy when are a sailor pg 179 because he did not have to Arabian Nights go far too pg 186 is unlikely to able to counter pg 205 I d already came to that conclusion pg 230 a Court servant who had had been looking for him pg 249 he didn t show his face it to strangers pg 256 And the there was the fact pg 256 the confessor could have been Wigbold the word not is missing either a typo or a mistranslation In any case this is the exact opposite of what was in the original Estonianpg
259 so tried 
so tried out on Tweffell s horse pg 261 I asked myself whether it could someone who pg 278 so what could I to do then I so wanted to Enchanting Baby (The Birth Place give this one Apothecary Melchior and the mystery of St Olaf s Church four stars maybe I will change it some day Historical mysteries are my favouriteenre when it comes to lighter reading and I felt this had the right amount of history in it and in addition it was probably the first book I had ever read that had been written in Estonian We the speakers of small andor Finno Ugric languages should stick together propos does anyone know any Wild Nights with Her Wicked Boss good maybe contemporary fiction written in HungarianI thought the mystery and the plot was uiteood it was even based on some real events I suppose I have to rely on the author to have written accurately about the life in Tallinn at the time I don t know too much about it and the Finnish history is different during that time It was interesting nevertheless and I learned something new about the Victual Brothers And I found a new book to read about the piracy in that eraThe one thing I didn t care too much was the characters They weren t very interesting and I felt that especially the wife of Melchior only existed so that the author could explain things to the reader The fact that she view spoilerhadn t even noticed anything between Killian and Gerdrud hide spoiler This was recommended to me because it s set in Tallinn which is where I went this summer to research Latvia for a book I m working on It s two hundred years before my time period but It s Midsummer Night (Lady Julia Grey, great for atmosphere and background The pace is a little slow or should I say measured but the mystery is solved in the end The person who recommended it did warn me that it wasn t the best translation but I could forgive the slightly pedestrian prose because of the background with the merchants the Hanseatic League and Lubeck Law One thing that did puzzle me was that Tallinn was referred to as I will start by saying I was lucky enough to receive a free copy from GoodReadsiveaways for this book Which sat for far too long in my TBR pile for which I apologise too many books too little timeThe thoughts are of course my own and not influenced by the fact it was a freebieThis is uite possibly the first Estonian book I have ever read the translation is ood although maybe too literal in a couple of places I have only a passing knowledge of the Teutonic knights Hanseatic law and know nothing of Tallin so the descriptions of setting which were new and interesting to meThe story itself is a Medieval whodunnit in the brother Cadfael vein about a spate of murders taking place in the town and castle in the early part of the Oveljien vierasmaalasiten kirkonrakentajien ja maankiertäjien joukossa tuntuu monella olevan motiivi raakaan surmatyöhön Mutta ennen kuin syyllinen on löydetty ehtii vielä yksi jos toinenkin menettää henkens. Mself involved and in the end figures out the killer That all happens after a few bodies some riddles old traditions and plenty of beer And that s what makes this so ood Clues for figuring out the killer are cleverly dropped along the way and *if you re a as well as *you re a detective as well as reader I m not you might be to figure out the killer with Melchior Melchior is an interesting main character and while the women in this book don t do meaningful things his wife Keterlyn at least had some role The other characters seemed interesting enough and I do hope some of them pop up in the following stories because I see potential for development After reading uite a bit of mediocre stuff picking up something that really captivated me and made me want to read one chapter way past my bedtime it deserves five stars I m definitely Wild at Heart (Sons of Chance, going to pick up the next book as well Yes despite not liking Medieval stuff at all Look how aood book can make you interested in something you thought you hate I really enjoyed this book and now I want to Lucy Carmichael go to Estonia A likeable main character and some interesting supporting ones A bit of aruesome start but a solid plot Interesting that many chapters are only a few pages I really enjoyed this story and will be searching out English translations of the other books in the series This English translation actually pissed me off so that is the reason for the 3 out of 5 rating although I Men Are Like Waffles, Women Are Like Spaghetti gave the Estonian original Apteeker Melchior ja Oleviste m istatus a 5 out of 5 as i very much enjoyed the characters and the plotMysteries ineneral mediaeval settings Estonian authors and translations from Estonian are some of my favourites So it was especially disheartening to see this 1st English language translation of the Apothecary Melchior series of mediaeval mystery novels undermined by faulty copy editing I started marking the typos and mistranslations about halfway through after they had started to bug me So the list below is likely not complete as I only uickly rescanned the first halfProbably a One-Click Buy glossary would have helped as well especially in the case of untranslated words such as the obscure volume measurement of a t nder 133 litres on pages 212 222 and obscure coins such as the Gotland rtug the Tallinn artig the Polishrosz But I uess that is what wikipedia is forThe cover also seems a bit off the blotchy black on the right hand side looks as if the printing was smeared although perhaps it was an intended artistic effectI would have hoped for
future improvements but 
improvements but am 40 pages into the English translation of the 2nd Melchior called Apothecary Melchior and the Ghost of Rataskaevu Street and there are already 3 typos in those first few pages Hey anybody at Peter Owen Publishers I would read these for you for free Your editor seems to only be doing an automated spellcheck which doesn t catch the missing words or inappropriate changes in tense Note I ve read other translations by Adam Cullen and they have been perfect eg Mihkel Mutt s The Cavemen Chronicle from Dalkey Archive Publishers so I really think the fault is with the publisher editor hereStray Observations Indrek Hargla does a terrific job of incorporating mediaeval urban legends of Tallinn into his mystery plots and also makes an effort at research into historical characters where appropriate The character Spanheim really was once the Grand Master of the Tallinn Livonian branch of the Teutonic Order although it was in the year 1415 and not 1409 when the novel takes place There seems to be some foreshadowing that Apothecary Melchior will found the Tallinn Town Apothecary store on Town Hall Suare which is historically dat. Ottamaan murhaajan kiinni Oikeusvouti saa avukseen nokkelan apteekkari Melchiorin joka ammattinsa ansiosta on hyvin perillä kaupungilla liikkuvista huhuista Raatimiesten ja ritarien dominikaanimunkkien ja maallikk.


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    (NEW) Apteeker Melchior ja Oleviste mõistatus by Indrek Hargla A likeable main character and some interesting supporting ones A bit of a gruesome start but a solid plot Interesting that many chapters are only a few pages I really enjoyed this story and will be searching out English translations o

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