The Dinosaur Feather

The Dinosaur Feather How could one man inspire such hatred Professor Lars Helland is found at his desk with his tongue lying in his lap A violent fit has caused him to bite through it in his death throes A sad but simple

  • Title: The Dinosaur Feather
  • Author: Sissel-Jo Gazan
  • ISBN: 9780857380333
  • Page: 388
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Dinosaur Feather

    How could one man inspire such hatred Professor Lars Helland is found at his desk with his tongue lying in his lap A violent fit has caused him to bite through it in his death throes A sad but simple end Until the autopsy results come through The true cause of his death the slow, systematic and terrible destruction of a man leaves the police at a loss And when a sHow could one man inspire such hatred Professor Lars Helland is found at his desk with his tongue lying in his lap A violent fit has caused him to bite through it in his death throes A sad but simple end Until the autopsy results come through The true cause of his death the slow, systematic and terrible destruction of a man leaves the police at a loss And when a second member of Helland s department disappears, their attention turns to a postgraduate student named Anna She s a single mother, angry with the world, desperate to finish her degree Would she really jeopardise everything by killing her supervisor As the police investigate the most brutal and calculated case they ve ever known, Anna must fight her own demons, prove her innocence and avoid becoming the killer s next victim The Dinosaur Feather is the most fascinating, complex and unusual Scandinavian crime novel since Miss Smilla s Feeling for Snow.

    First Dinosaur Tail Found Preserved in Amber Latest The tail of a million year old dinosaur, including bones, soft tissue, and even feathers, has been found preserved in amber, according to a report published today in the journal Current Biology While individual dinosaur era feathers have been found in amber, and evidence for feathered dinosaurs Feathered dinosaur Fossil feather impressions are extremely rare and they require exceptional preservation conditions to form Therefore, only a few feathered dinosaur genera have been identified. Dinosaur Feather and Tick Preserved in Ancient Amber At some time during the Cretaceous era, a tick crawled onto a dinosaur feather, looking for its next meal But somehow the tick and the feather both became encased in amber Both specimens stayed like that, frozen in time for nearly million years, only to be discovered in Now, this tiny Dinosaur A collection of fossil dinosaur skeletons Clockwise from top left Microraptor gui a winged theropod , Apatosaurus louisae a giant sauropod , Edmontosaurus regalis a duck billed ornithopod , Triceratops horridus a horned ceratopsian , Stegosaurus stenops a plated stegosaur , Pinacosaurus grangeri an ard ankylosaur Vasa Parrot Facts Feather Tree index page SHIPPING INFO The Greater Vasa Parrot Sorry, Vasa Parrots are currently not available for sale photo by Gail J Worth Is this a modern day dinosaur Arm to Wing Evolution from Dinosaur to Bird Evolution Wing Evolution Wings evolved over many, many millions of years Scientists have extensively studied the wings of modern day birds and have identified many important anatomical details. Duck, Duck, Dinosaur Kallie George, Oriol Vidal Duck, Duck, Dinosaur Kallie George, Oriol Vidal on FREE shipping on qualifying offers Three eggs in a nest begin to wiggle and wobble, until CRACK Dinosaur Land Super Mario Wiki, the Mario The Super Mario Adventures comic also gives Dinosaur Land a surprising quantity of politics and culture even at the age of the Super Mario World game it introduces Yoshi Village a Yoshi inhabited village eerily similar to the one seen in Mario Luigi Partners in Time and even states that Yoshi is the Chairman of the Dinosaur Chamber of A Feathered Dinosaur Tail with Primitive Plumage Xing et al describe the tail of a non avialan theropod coelurosaur preserved in Burmese amber, combining bone outlines with microscopic details of plumage and integument. Latest News Dinosaur Isle View the latest news from Dinosaur Isle, including the latest finds including Caulkicephalus trimicrodon a new species of pterosaur unique to the Isle of Wight The original is held by Dinosaur Isle. Beautiful dinosaur tail found preserved in amber BBC The tail of a feathered dinosaur has been found perfectly preserved in amber from Myanmar. Dinosaur Name Roots Zoom Dinosaurs Enchanted Learning Dinosaur Name Roots How were dinosaurs named Lating and Greek. Perfectly preserved dinosaur eggs found news CONSTRUCTION workers in China have unearthed several dinosaur eggs believed to be million years old. Oldest known case of dandruff found in m year old dinosaur A fossil of a microraptor found in Liaoning province, China The crow sized dinosaur lived about m years ago Photograph Spencer Platt Getty Images The oldest known case of dandruff has been identified in a small feathered dinosaur that roamed the Earth about m years ago Paleontologists

    Feathered dinosaur Fossil feather impressions are extremely rare and they require exceptional preservation conditions to form Therefore, only a few feathered dinosaur genera have been identified All fossil feather specimens have been found to show certain similarities. Dinosaur Feather and Tick Preserved in Ancient Amber At some time during the Cretaceous era, a tick crawled onto a dinosaur feather, looking for its next meal But somehow the tick and the feather both became encased in amber Both specimens stayed like that, frozen in time for nearly million years, only to be discovered in Now, this tiny Dinosaur A collection of fossil dinosaur skeletons Clockwise from top left Microraptor gui a winged theropod , Apatosaurus louisae a giant sauropod , Edmontosaurus regalis a duck billed ornithopod , Triceratops horridus a horned ceratopsian , Stegosaurus stenops a plated stegosaur , Pinacosaurus grangeri an ard ankylosaur Scientific Vasa Parrot Facts Feather Tree index page SHIPPING INFO The Greater Vasa Parrot Sorry, Vasa Parrots are currently not available for sale photo by Gail J Worth Is this a modern day dinosaur Arm to Wing Evolution from Dinosaur to Bird Evolution Wing Evolution Wings evolved over many, many millions of years Scientists have extensively studied the wings of modern day birds and have identified many important anatomical details. Duck, Duck, Dinosaur Kallie George, Oriol Vidal This just got added to the catalog at the library where I work and it is completely wonderful I run a couple of storytimes at the library and Duck, Duck, Dinosaur is definitely going to be read to my preschool group this Spring. Dinosaur Land Super Mario Wiki, the Mario Yoshis appear quite frequently in Dinosaur Land, especially in Yoshi s Island Despite its name, it only has a few other dinosaur species These dinosaur species are Blargg, Dino Rhino, Dino Torch, Eerie, Rex, and Reznor.All are rarely encountered Dino Rhino and Dino Torch are only found on Chocolate Island, Eeries are only found in Ghost A Feathered Dinosaur Tail with Primitive Plumage Figure Photomicrographs of DIP V Plumage A Pale ventral feather in transmitted light arrow indicates rachis apex B Dark field image of A , highlighting structure and visible color. Latest News Dinosaur Isle View the latest news from Dinosaur Isle, including the latest finds including Caulkicephalus trimicrodon a new species of pterosaur unique to the Isle of Wight The original is held by Dinosaur Isle. Beautiful dinosaur tail found preserved in amber BBC The tail of a feathered dinosaur has been found perfectly preserved in amber from Myanmar The one of a kind discovery helps put flesh on the bones of these extinct creatures, opening a new window on the biology of a group that dominated Earth for than million years Examination of the Dinosaur Name Roots Zoom Dinosaurs Enchanted Learning Newly discovered dinosaurs are named by the discoverer or by the paleontologist who determines that it represents a new genus the name has to be approved by the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature There are many different ways to choose a dinosaur name Sometimes the dinosaur is given a name that describes Perfectly preserved dinosaur eggs found news CONSTRUCTION workers have stumbled across perfectly preserved million year old dinosaur eggs on the site of school construction in China CONSTRUCTION workers in China have unearthed several dinosaur eggs believed to be million years old They were preparing to build a school in Jiangxi Oldest known case of dandruff found in m year old dinosaur Prehistoric dandruff found on the skin of a microraptor dinosaur Photograph Maria McNamara at University College Cork This is the only fossil dandruff known, said Maria McNamara, who worked on the dinosaur fossils at University College Cork. Bus sized veggie dinosaur travelled across the Sahara The holy grail of dinosaur fossils has been found in the Sahara desert Researchers have unearthed the remains of a long necked, four legged, school bus sized titanosaur that lived roughly million years ago.

    Dinosaur Feather and Tick Preserved in Ancient Amber At some time during the Cretaceous era, a tick crawled onto a dinosaur feather, looking for its next meal But somehow the tick and the feather both became encased in amber Both specimens stayed like that, frozen in time for nearly million years, only to be discovered in Now, this tiny Dinosaur A collection of fossil dinosaur skeletons Clockwise from top left Microraptor gui a winged theropod , Apatosaurus louisae a giant sauropod , Edmontosaurus regalis a duck billed ornithopod , Triceratops horridus a horned ceratopsian , Stegosaurus stenops a plated stegosaur , Pinacosaurus grangeri an ard ankylosaur Scientific Vasa Parrot Facts Feather Tree index page SHIPPING INFO The Greater Vasa Parrot Sorry, Vasa Parrots are currently not available for sale photo by Gail J Worth Is this a modern day dinosaur Arm to Wing Evolution from Dinosaur to Bird Evolution Wing Evolution Wings evolved over many, many millions of years Scientists have extensively studied the wings of modern day birds and have identified many important anatomical details. Duck, Duck, Dinosaur Kallie George, Oriol Vidal This just got added to the catalog at the library where I work and it is completely wonderful I run a couple of storytimes at the library and Duck, Duck, Dinosaur is definitely going to be read to my preschool group this Spring. Dinosaur Land Super Mario Wiki, the Mario Yoshis appear quite frequently in Dinosaur Land, especially in Yoshi s Island Despite its name, it only has a few other dinosaur species These dinosaur species are Blargg, Dino Rhino, Dino Torch, Eerie, Rex, and Reznor.All are rarely encountered Dino Rhino and Dino Torch are only found on Chocolate Island, Eeries are only found in Ghost A Feathered Dinosaur Tail with Primitive Plumage Figure Photomicrographs of DIP V Plumage A Pale ventral feather in transmitted light arrow indicates rachis apex B Dark field image of A , highlighting structure and visible color. Latest News Dinosaur Isle View the latest news from Dinosaur Isle, including the latest finds including Caulkicephalus trimicrodon a new species of pterosaur unique to the Isle of Wight The original is held by Dinosaur Isle. Beautiful dinosaur tail found preserved in amber BBC The tail of a feathered dinosaur has been found perfectly preserved in amber from Myanmar The one of a kind discovery helps put flesh on the bones of these extinct creatures, opening a new window on the biology of a group that dominated Earth for than million years Examination of the Dinosaur Name Roots Zoom Dinosaurs Enchanted Learning Newly discovered dinosaurs are named by the discoverer or by the paleontologist who determines that it represents a new genus the name has to be approved by the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature There are many different ways to choose a dinosaur name Sometimes the dinosaur is given a name that describes Perfectly preserved dinosaur eggs found news CONSTRUCTION workers have stumbled across perfectly preserved million year old dinosaur eggs on the site of school construction in China CONSTRUCTION workers in China have unearthed several dinosaur eggs believed to be million years old They were preparing to build a school in Jiangxi Oldest known case of dandruff found in m year old dinosaur Prehistoric dandruff found on the skin of a microraptor dinosaur Photograph Maria McNamara at University College Cork This is the only fossil dandruff known, said Maria McNamara, who worked on the dinosaur fossils at University College Cork. Bus sized veggie dinosaur travelled across the Sahara The holy grail of dinosaur fossils has been found in the Sahara desert Researchers have unearthed the remains of a long necked, four legged, school bus sized titanosaur that lived roughly million years ago.

    Dinosaur A collection of fossil dinosaur skeletons Clockwise from top left Microraptor gui a winged theropod , Apatosaurus louisae a giant sauropod , Edmontosaurus regalis a duck billed ornithopod , Triceratops horridus a horned ceratopsian , Stegosaurus stenops a plated stegosaur , Pinacosaurus grangeri an ard ankylosaur Vasa Parrot Facts Feather Tree index page SHIPPING INFO The Greater Vasa Parrot Sorry, Vasa Parrots are currently not available for sale photo by Gail J Worth Is this a modern day dinosaur Arm to Wing Evolution from Dinosaur to Bird Evolution Wing Evolution Wings evolved over many, many millions of years Scientists have extensively studied the wings of modern day birds and have identified many important anatomical details. Duck, Duck, Dinosaur Kallie George, Oriol Vidal Duck, Duck, Dinosaur Kallie George, Oriol Vidal on FREE shipping on qualifying offers Three eggs in a nest begin to wiggle and wobble, until CRACK Dinosaur Land Super Mario Wiki, the Mario The Super Mario Adventures comic also gives Dinosaur Land a surprising quantity of politics and culture even at the age of the Super Mario World game it introduces Yoshi Village a Yoshi inhabited village eerily similar to the one seen in Mario Luigi Partners in Time and even states that Yoshi is the Chairman of the Dinosaur Chamber of A Feathered Dinosaur Tail with Primitive Plumage Xing et al describe the tail of a non avialan theropod coelurosaur preserved in Burmese amber, combining bone outlines with microscopic details of plumage and integument. Latest News Dinosaur Isle View the latest news from Dinosaur Isle, including the latest finds including Caulkicephalus trimicrodon a new species of pterosaur unique to the Isle of Wight The original is held by Dinosaur Isle. Beautiful dinosaur tail found preserved in amber BBC The tail of a feathered dinosaur has been found perfectly preserved in amber from Myanmar. Dinosaur Name Roots Zoom Dinosaurs Enchanted Learning Dinosaur Name Roots How were dinosaurs named Lating and Greek. Perfectly preserved dinosaur eggs found news CONSTRUCTION workers in China have unearthed several dinosaur eggs believed to be million years old. Oldest known case of dandruff found in m year old dinosaur A fossil of a microraptor found in Liaoning province, China The crow sized dinosaur lived about m years ago Photograph Spencer Platt Getty Images The oldest known case of dandruff has been identified in a small feathered dinosaur that roamed the Earth about m years ago Paleontologists Bus sized veggie dinosaur travelled across the Sahara Holy Grail of dinosaur fossils is found in the Egyptian desert New species of bus sized titanosaur that travelled across the Sahara million years ago reveals an ancient link between Africa and Europe

    Vasa Parrot Facts Feather Tree index page SHIPPING INFO The Greater Vasa Parrot Sorry, Vasa Parrots are currently not available for sale photo by Gail J Worth Is this a modern day dinosaur Arm to Wing Evolution from Dinosaur to Bird Evolution Wing Evolution Wings evolved over many, many millions of years Scientists have extensively studied the wings of modern day birds and have identified many important anatomical details. Duck, Duck, Dinosaur Kallie George, Oriol Vidal This just got added to the catalog at the library where I work and it is completely wonderful I run a couple of storytimes at the library and Duck, Duck, Dinosaur is definitely going to be read to my preschool group this Spring. Dinosaur Land Super Mario Wiki, the Mario Yoshis appear quite frequently in Dinosaur Land, especially in Yoshi s Island Despite its name, it only has a few other dinosaur species These dinosaur species are Blargg, Dino Rhino, Dino Torch, Eerie, Rex, and Reznor.All are rarely encountered Dino Rhino and Dino Torch are only found on Chocolate Island, Eeries are only found in Ghost A Feathered Dinosaur Tail with Primitive Plumage Figure Photomicrographs of DIP V Plumage A Pale ventral feather in transmitted light arrow indicates rachis apex B Dark field image of A , highlighting structure and visible color. Latest News Dinosaur Isle View the latest news from Dinosaur Isle, including the latest finds including Caulkicephalus trimicrodon a new species of pterosaur unique to the Isle of Wight The original is held by Dinosaur Isle. Beautiful dinosaur tail found preserved in amber BBC The tail of a feathered dinosaur has been found perfectly preserved in amber from Myanmar The one of a kind discovery helps put flesh on the bones of these extinct creatures, opening a new window on the biology of a group that dominated Earth for than million years Examination of the Dinosaur Name Roots Zoom Dinosaurs Enchanted Learning Newly discovered dinosaurs are named by the discoverer or by the paleontologist who determines that it represents a new genus the name has to be approved by the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature There are many different ways to choose a dinosaur name Sometimes the dinosaur is given a name that describes Perfectly preserved dinosaur eggs found news CONSTRUCTION workers have stumbled across perfectly preserved million year old dinosaur eggs on the site of school construction in China CONSTRUCTION workers in China have unearthed several dinosaur eggs believed to be million years old They were preparing to build a school in Jiangxi Oldest known case of dandruff found in m year old dinosaur Prehistoric dandruff found on the skin of a microraptor dinosaur Photograph Maria McNamara at University College Cork This is the only fossil dandruff known, said Maria McNamara, who worked on the dinosaur fossils at University College Cork. Bus sized veggie dinosaur travelled across the Sahara The holy grail of dinosaur fossils has been found in the Sahara desert Researchers have unearthed the remains of a long necked, four legged, school bus sized titanosaur that lived roughly million years ago.

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    1. Matt

      Having received much praise when it was released in 2013, I was pleased to explore Sissel-Jo Gazan’s debut novel, balancing that Scandinavian noir mystery with a strong science component to keep the reader guessing throughout. The origins of birds is apparently a hotly-debated topic in that ivory tower known as paleo-ornithology. Could it be possible that birds were once dinosaurs? Even more controversially, could dinosaurs actually have had feathers? A great deal of it comes down to evolution [...]

    2. Beatriz

      Me gustó mucho, aunque me cuesta explicar por qué. De hecho, se me haría más fácil argumentar los fallos que le encontré y que, lamentablemente, están relacionados con la promoción que se hace de la novela y que genera falsas expectativas: Mejor Novela Negra Danesa de la Década… no es sólo un trepidante thriller científico repleto de intriga psicológica, sino también una apasionante historia de amor.Pero no, definitivamente eso no es lo que vamos a encontrar. A pesar de que inicia [...]

    3. Prince

      There are too many things I dislike about this book.1. Pointless back stories - In the first few pages, we have a fairly interesting murder take place. Then follows 200 pages of back stories. Characters are introduced quickly followed by a tonne of history, all of which have nothing to do with the central mystery. And all this delivered in the rich prose found in a phone directory.2. Everyone is angry - Yes EVERYONE. Our lead character Anna Bella Nor is an angry young woman who yells at everyone [...]

    4. Rick Urban

      "The Dinosaur Feather"'s first chapter is something of a synecdoche. It is a long, rambling account of our main character, Anna Bella Nor, who seems to be an archaeologist in the 1870s who is uncovering the remains of Archaeopteryx, an ancient bird, while on a dig in Southern Germany. The chapter even begins with the heading "Solnhofen, Southern Germany, April 1877". It depicts in fine detail how Anna has been there for months, covered in dust, having philosophical arguments with the head of the [...]

    5. Karen

      January is often a very good reading month for some reason. That alone doesn't make a lot of sense - it's normally hot enough to melt the tin on the roof, which isn't conducive to concentration. Making THE DINOSAUR FEATHER look like a rather risky choice. At 535 pages it was way too big for any struggle with concentration, and after starting the book and finding myself deep in discussions on paleo-ornithology and not a lot of "crime action", I was feeling somewhat sceptical to say the least. Add [...]

    6. Alger

      Apparently being named Danish Crime Novel of the Decade is like being the Checkers Champion of the Oklahoma Panhandle; a distinction of no distinction.While the book is a terrible disappointment from every angle, the book is readable, and there is a mystery plot (view spoiler)[that is actually two (hide spoiler)], but the selling of this book as a mystery is false. The selling of this book as a science thriller is false. The selling of this book as a crime novel is false. The academic subplot is [...]

    7. Richard Derus

      Rating: 3.75* of fiveThe Publisher Says: How could one man inspire such hatred?Professor Lars Helland is found at his desk with his tongue lying in his lap. A violent fit has caused him to bite through it in his death throes. A sad but simple end. Until the autopsy results come through. The true cause of his death - the slow, systematic and terrible destruction of a man - leaves the police at a loss. And when a second member of Helland's department disappears, their attention turns to a postgrad [...]

    8. Rubi

      Siempre he tenido debilidad por los autores de los países nórdicos; por lo que, mi apreciación lleva sesgo.Me gusto la historia, me gusta conectar con los personajes y que éstos despierten emociones en mi; la mayor parte del tiempo odie a la protagonista por su egocentrismo. En ocasiones, sentía que se le pasaba la mano con los aportes científicos, pero al final la disfrute enormemente.I always had a weakness for the authors of the Nordic countries; so, my appreciation is biased.I like the [...]

    9. Dan

      The Dinosaur Feather is a very different book from the norm. It is compared to the Millennium Trilogy but the similarities are few and far between. The basic plot is the same as any whodunnit- in this case a scientist is killed horribly. It's seen from the perspective of three characters- Anna Bella, a student studying towards her thesis, Soren, the detective in charge of the case and Adam Freeman, an American scientist who is the murdered scientist's big rival. The book isn't about the murders, [...]

    10. Ms.pegasus

      This claustrophobic mystery takes place in Copenhagen. The present-day scenes (2007) are confined to the insular world of academe, where researchers can labor in the same building for decades but have acquaintance only with colleagues in the same field. Anna Bella Nor is a post-graduate student under pressure to complete and defend her doctoral dissertation, a proof that birds are descended from dinosaurs and not from an archaic pre-dinosaur ancestor as Canadian bird paleontologist Clive Freeman [...]

    11. Agnocal

      I give up on Scandinavian mysteries. What could have been an interesting story, with some fun science, got lost in insufferable, meandering minutiae; unpleasant, unbelievable characters; and a total lack of editing.Seriously it was if you and your friend walked past a yellow street sign and your friend later that day regaled a group of co-workers with the following: "We walked past a yellow street sign, painted but not installed by John Baumberg, who had painted yellow signs for many years after [...]

    12. Neyly

      My reading time could have been better spent.1. I don't like the main character Anna Bella Nor. Her anger issues, sneering, and constant stomping away become old quickly. In other books with an unlikeable main character, the reader is supposed to feel dislike; here I sense a certain expectation to sympathize with - to like - the unlikeable Anna Bella and I just don't.2. I don't like the secondary characters. The reader spends way too much time reliving everyone's bad childhood and it (mostly) ha [...]

    13. Cheryl

      You ever have that moment where you are really excited to read a book that you put aside all the others (yes, I did say others as I usually have about 3 to 4 books open at the same time) you are currently reading? Well that is what I did when this book arrived. I quickly realized that sometimes a book may sound good and the cover is cool but that does not make the book good. I got to about chapter three and than realized that this book and I were not going to become good friends. The storyline g [...]

    14. Nick Davies

      An interesting mixture, plenty that I liked about this, several aspects that weren't to my taste overall an enjoyable read despite being slightly inconsistent in places and a slog because of being longer than it maybe should've been.The story follows an investigation into the suspicious death of a university professor, focussing in particular on the detective investigating the crime and on a young female post-grad student being supervised by the dead professor. I thought the plot was intricate a [...]

    15. Kate

      I sat down to read this book wanting to love it. I liked it. But what could have been a completely absorbing debut fell just wide of the mark. [This book is partially hidden because although it does not contain actual spoilers, it does contain some details you might want to come to fresh]The premise is fascinating. Anna Bella Nor is a postgraduate student struggling to juggle the pressures of her impending PhD viva and caring for her young daughter, Lily, only to find these compounded when her s [...]

    16. Kam-Hung Soh

      There's three narrative threads, Anna Bors a student preparing to defend her Ph.D thesis, Philip Freeman a Canadian professor of a disputed theory of bird evolution and Soren Marhauge the detective investigating a murder which should link all the threads. Annoyingly, after investing time in reading all three, only one thread really matters and the others fizzle out.

    17. Howard Cincotta

      The Danish literary establishment did first-time novelist S. J. Gazan no favors with its high praise for The Dinosaur Feather, and if this is the country’s best crime novel of the last decade – as the blurbs claim – then Danish literature is in serious trouble. Which is sad because the book is a respectable first-time effort with an intriguing plot premise that Gazan does not yet have the skills to deliver. A Scandinavian mystery featuring a beleaguered single-mother graduate student, stra [...]

    18. Victoria

      After something of a dry-spell with finding Scandinavian mysteries that live up to their reputation, I nearly passed this one up. Though its premise initially intrigued, my recent strikeouts with the subgenre and with translated fiction in general gave me pause. But after hearing a rather mixed bag of reviews, I decided that I would just have to try it out for myselfAnd though the first chapter is far from intriguing (the dream landscape is frankly alienating and sets the stage for an entirely d [...]

    19. Toby

      Never judge a book by its cover they say. The cover shouted, "If you liked The Killing, you will like this book". How wrong the publishers were. Cheap publicity stunt that. The book is a discourse on biology of birds coupled with detailed personal histories of a smorgasbord of very different characters, in the backdrop of a couple of murders. A thriller, in the strict sense, it is not. I had to skim through the pages having content which would interest only the most hardcore of biologists and pa [...]

    20. Grace

      I guess technically this is a murder mystery, since two people die mysteriously of unnatural causes. Except that once you have all the information, the who, the why, and the how become quite clear very quickly - which is to say that the mystery is not the most important part of the book. It is a story about parents and children, loss, obsession, fear - and yet manages to be uplifting in the end because it is also a story about redemption and second chances. And there are dinosaurs, woohoo! This [...]

    21. Seonaid

      As much an exploration into the long term effects of childhood events as a murder mystery, The Dinosaur Feather revolves around the horrific murder of a respected Danish scientist and the ripples this causes across the international world of paleo-biology. The novel is not without flaws, and towards the end one might wonder why Soren, the detective, even bothers, but I found the back stories to Anna Bella, Soren and Clive Freeman, the murder victim's arch rival, compelling and the subtle interpl [...]

    22. Trine

      Bogen ville alt, alt for meget. Det var ALT for mange baggrundsfortællinger, og de fik ikke hver især nok plads. Men alligevel fyldte det meget, og hovedhistorien forsvandt lidt i baggrunden Syntes hellere ikke *jeg* fik følelsen af at være med til at "løse" mysteriet Men jeg er ikke i tvivl om at Sissel-Jo Gazan SKRIVER godt, hun vil, desværre, bare alt for meget med tanke på hvad sidetal hun arbejder med.

    23. Rasmus Paulsen

      I was very impressed by this book. In particular, I liked the characters. The setting at the institute for Biology, KU is fun (since I know it). The mix of scientific discussions and murder mysteries worked very well. Even though it is exagerated, I can still recognise the fight for funding and the internal university politics.

    24. Emma

      The Dinosaur Feather sounds like it should be right up my street but I just couldn’t get into it.  There is a slow start, where Anna (the main character) is caught up in a dream before it moves onto pages and pages of explanation of who she is and why she was having the dream – she is due to finish her doctorate on whether birds are descendent from dinosaurs.   The pace never picks up.  I didn’t check the page count but it has to be 100 or so pages before we get to the murder Anna h [...]

    25. Stacia

      Dinosaurs are “sexy,” and the question of what became of them is glamorous.Where do you draw the line between birds and reptiles in the evolutionary timeline? This is a debate that has gone on for decades. In the world of academia, where competition for funding is fierce and disagreements over how to interpret evidence can take the form of decades-long feuds carried out in academic journals and at conferences, media coverage means more publicity, and that means more money. Anna Bella Nor has [...]

    26. Rita Berk

      Mystery set in Copenhagen with a large amount of information on birds and dinosaurs, there are two murders, one with a bizarre murder weapon. Detective Soren Marhauge tries to unravel the circumstances surrounding the murders. There is lots of personal information about him and another main character, Anna Bella Nor. Complicated plot, lots of dysfunctional people but it all comes together at the end.

    27. Mark

      I was tempted to give this three stars for what I thought were some of the excesses and inconsistencies of the plot, but in the end, I just couldn't resist four stars on the strength of the real dinosaur science embedded in the book (courtesy of the author's biology background) and the fact she took the trouble to give us full back stories on nearly every major character, including their childhoods, their personal crises and their family dynamics.I also was intrigued by the fact that both the pr [...]

    28. Martha Bullen

      If you enjoy unpredictable, intelligent mysteries in an international setting, this book is for you.The Dinosaur Feather caught my eye due to its unusual title and a positive review in Publishers Weekly and on NPR. I was further intrigued when I learned this debut mystery novel was named The Crime Novel of the Decade by the Danish Broadcasting Corp. I'm glad I read it.Set in the cloistered world of academia, where serious scientists are engaged in research at the University of Copenhagen, this n [...]

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