The End of the World in Breslau

The End of the World in Breslau

eBook - 2013
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The second installment in the darkly intelligent series that The Independent called "As noir as they get."

1927, Breslau, Poland: Two elaborate and sadistic murders are discovered within days of each other. The body of an unknown musician, bound and gagged, is found behind a false wall in a shoemaker's workshop. The victim had been sealed in alive. Elsewhere in the city, the horrifically mutilated body of a locksmith is found. Next to each victim is a torn-out calendar page, with the day of the death marked in blood. Nothing else seems to connect the cases.

It falls to Criminal Councillor Eberhard Mock to solve the case, the mystery taking him still further into the Breslau underworld he knows only too well. Meanwhile, his hard-drinking nocturnal habits soon threaten his volatile marriage, and prompt some strange behavior from his wife ... and before long, Mock and his team will be investigating not only two of the grisliest murders in the city's history, but the councillor's own wife.

From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: New York : Melville House, 2013
ISBN: 9781612191782
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Stok, Danusia
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Diell Jul 12, 2014

This was a little different.

Jan 09, 2014

A very dark tale full of villains and evil deeds. But the author weaves a hypnotic tale which is very hard to put down. It could have only taken place in old German/Silesian Breslau (now Wrocław, Poland) in the early 19th Century. The protagonist is a most incredible policeman you are sure you would not want to have looking for you.

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