Death in Breslau: An Eberhard Mock Investigation by Marek Krajewski

By Marek Krajewski

The butchered our bodies of a tender girl and her maid are chanced on in a train-carriage. The dreadful slashes to their stomachs are rendered much more lousy by means of the weird presence of scorpions, writhing contained in the wounds.

Assigned to the case, legal Counsellor Eberhard Mock and his assistant Herbert Anwaldt needs to look for the reality inside a society within the malevolent grip of the Gestapo, the place corrupt ministers torture Jewish retailers for fake confessions and Freemasons defend their secrets and techniques with blackmail and violence.

In a urban already sopping wet in worry, Mock and Anwaldt's hunt for the killer leads them to the time of the Crusades, an period whilst mystery sects practiced ritual murder.

“Marek Krajewski is going a ways past the police procedural in a unique that confronts the infinitely extra negative crimes to come.” —The Barnes & Noble assessment from the Editors’ alternatives for most sensible Fiction of 2012

"This clever, atmospheric crime novel, which flashes ahead to such occasions because the 1945 Dresden firebombing and the beginnings of the chilly conflict, possesses a exceedingly ecu, Kafkaesque sensibility."—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"As noir as they get. This complicated and atmospheric mystery will locate many fanatics, who will eagerly watch for the remainder of Krajewski's Breslau quartet." —The Independent

It must be beside the point to get pleasure from interpreting approximately Nazis this a lot. yet fascists make reliable foils... Characters who survived less than such predatory stipulations needed to own a crafty and guile."—The Boston Globe

"It supplies to be a good quartet."—Globe and Mail

"Krajewski's splendidly laconic type and his painterly descriptions of position and personality tether even the main overwrought scenes to a palpable reality." — B&N Review

"Krajewski’s thriller...will intrigue and compel readers to its end." —New York day-by-day News

"Atmosphere and piquant interval aspect saturate the pages, and push those books into the higher echelons of literary crime ... Krajewski's lacerating narrative plays the foremost functionality of the skilful novelist: delivering an entree right into a global faraway from our own." —The Times

"Krajewski has Mankell's sharp eye for aspect, yet he has, too, a extra subtle body of reference that could intrigue enthusiasts of Umberto Eco and Boris Akunin...Death In Breslau is a classy, clever and unique addition to the canon." —Financial Times

"Reminiscent of Georg Grosz...Death In Breslau isn't simply an exhilarating secret, it's the tale of misplaced Fatherland...wonderful." —The Guardian

"The urban of Breslau is as a lot a personality during this mystery because the parade of gothic loons that inhabit it...This addictive soup has an air of the burlesque approximately it." —The day-by-day Telegraph

"Krajewski relishes the interval element as takes us from bloody interrogation cells to Madame LeGoef's sweaty bordello ... particularly you get the feel that Krajewski is having fun with teasing and tormenting us with quite a few examples of the violent coming jointly of eroticism and the body-politic. during this admire, loss of life in Breslau is strongly equivalent to Alain Robbe-Grillet's Repetition... What's haunting approximately Krajewski's publication, besides the fact that, is that the worst was once but to come." —Independent on Sunday

"Atmospheric and uncompromising, it truly is noir with its darkish underbelly totally exposed" —Criminal Element

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