Jan Fabel

6 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 773 ratings

Blood Eagle Summary

The first woman had her lungs ripped out. When the same gruesome ritualistic method was used again, it was clear that the same killer was responsible. But there is no precise evidence to link the two cases, except for a tantalising email.

Kriminalhauptkommissar Jan Fabel (half-Scottish, half-German) is a man of conscience and imagination. In his desperate attempt to solve the case before more victims are discovered, he gradually uncovers layer upon layer of intrigue. How can he track a murderer who leaves no trail, whose victims seem purposefully random and whose motive reaches far beyond greed and lust, into the darkest recesses of the human soul?

©2005 Craig Russell (P)2005 Isis Publishing Ltd
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  • Book 1

    • Blood Eagle

    • By: Craig Russell
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 185
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 109

    The first woman had her lungs ripped out. When the same gruesome ritualistic method was used again, it was clear that the same killer was responsible. But there is no precise evidence to link the two cases, except for a tantalising email. Kriminalhauptkommissar Jan Fabel (half-Scottish, half-German) is a man of conscience and imagination. In his desperate attempt to solve the case before more victims are discovered, he gradually uncovers layer upon layer of intrigue.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable

    • By David on 04-05-08

    Regular price: £24.69

  • Book 2

    • Brother Grimm

    • By: Craig Russell
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 144
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89

    As Jan Fabel, of the Hamburg murder squad, interprets this twisted imagery at a crime scene, it becomes clear that each new crime is a grisly reference to folk stories collected by the Brothers Grimm. The hunt is on for a serial killer who is exploring the darkest, most fundamental fears hidden in ancient fairy tales.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Looking forward to the next installment..

    • By Robert on 22-08-08

    Regular price: £23.89

  • Book 3

    • Eternal

    • By: Craig Russell
    • Narrated by: Seán Barrett
    • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87

    Two high profile victims - a former left-wing radical turned environmental campaigner and a geneticist researching the possibility of inherited memory - are found murdered within 24 hours of each other. Both men have been scalped. Jan Fabel and his murder team have nothing to go on other than a single red hair left as a signature at each scene - each hair cut from the same head at least 20 years previously. Connections begin to appear: a long disbanded terrorist group; a mummified body; and a killer....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another excellent Russell book!

    • By Lucy on 15-05-14

    Regular price: £15.04

  • Book 4

    • The Carnival Master

    • By: Craig Russell
    • Narrated by: Seán Barrett
    • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 123
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85

    A Cologne detective asks Jan Fabel for his help in tracking down the Carnival Cannibal, a terrifying serial killer who kills at the start of the world-famous annual Carnival. Unknown to anyone, Fabel's deputy, Maria Klee, also heads for Cologne to hunt down a different, even more dangerous killer - one with whom she has a score to settle. Taras Buslenko, a Ukrainian special-forces commander, prepares his undercover unit for a "black" operation into Cologne.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • FABULOUS

    • By Tanya on 02-01-11

    Regular price: £22.49

  • Book 5

    • The Valkyrie Song

    • By: Craig Russell
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84

    Jan Fabel is a troubled man. His relationships with the women in his life are becoming increasingly complicated. If that weren’t bad enough, after a gap of ten years, a female serial killer – the Angel of St Pauli – again makes the headlines when an English pop star is found in Hamburg’s red-light district, dying of savage knife wounds.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the best authors working today

    • By Joe on 14-05-11

    Regular price: £15.39

  • Book 6

    • A Fear of Dark Water

    • By: Craig Russell
    • Narrated by: Seán Barrett
    • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71

    Just as a major environmental summit is about to start in Hamburg, a massive storm hits the city. When the flood waters recede, a headless torso is found washed up. Initially, Jan Fabel fears it may be another victim of a serial rapist and murderer who stalks his victims, then dumps their bodies in waterways around the city. But the truth of the situation is far more complex. Fabel’s investigations lead him to a secretive environmental Doomsday cult called “Pharos”, the brainchild of a reclusive, crippled billionaire.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • By turns mildly gripping, boring & unlikely!

    • By Lynda on 09-01-15

    Regular price: £15.79