George V. Reilly

Review: Scapegoat

Title: Scapegoat
Author: Poul Ørum
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★
Publisher: Pantheon
Copyright: 1975
Pages: 256
Keywords: mystery
Reading period: 12–15 May, 2009

The district nurse is murdered in a Danish seaside resort. The police arrest the local peeping tom, a dimwitted young man. Detective-Inspector Jonas Morck has his doubts. Morck and his partner, Einarsen, are locked in a permanent good cop–bad cop routine. Eventually, Morck in his quiet, methodical, yet insightful way, will find the real killer.

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