Jana Matinova, hardworking and ferociously intelligent commander in the Bratislava, Slovakia, police, has two messy matters to deal with.  An accused child molester has been murdered, and the community is pressuring the police to let the killer go.  Justified homicide, says the mob.  Meanwhile, a woman’s body has been pulled from the frozen Danube, and Jana knows the mark of the killer.  Routine procedural stuff, but watch Jana’s skill in interrogations as she manipulates liars into confessing.  As you read on you discover that if you’ve been distracted from the narrative, Jana hasn’t.  She is relentless.  This is a thriller!  And a very intelligent one.  (Adapted from the Booklist review by Don Crinklaw)


Praise for “For the Dignified Dead.”


“Captivating and Alluring” – Bookgasm

“A good plot. Extremely readable. I liked it so much I have to catch up with the rest of the books.”  -AustCrime

“Outstanding yarn.” -Kirkus Reviews

“Compelling…The chilly European setting is the perfect backdrop to very dark deeds…meticulously plotted.” -Publishers Weekly

“A crackling undercurrent. Jana steals the show.”   -Booklist

“I really enjoyed the novel.” Jana Matinova is “One of my favorite European characters.”  -Goodreads

“Genelin doesn’t disappoint…A breath of fresh air…Commander Jana Matinova is a champ.” -Seattle Book Mama

“FOR THE DIGNIFIED DEAD” | Michael Genelin