Death in Breslau by Marek Krajewski
An Eberhard Mock Investigation

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Introducing one of the most stylish and moody historic detective series ever: The Inspector Eberhard Mock Quartet

Occupied Breslau, 1933: Two young women are found murdered on a train, scorpions writhing on their bodies, an indecipherable note in an apparently oriental language nearby ...Police Inspector Eberhard Mock's weekly assignation with two ladies of the night is interrupted as he is called to investigate.

But uncovering the truth is no straightforward matter in Breslau. The city is in the grip of the Gestapo, and has become a place where spies are everywhere, corrupt ministers torture confessions from Jewish merchants, and Freemasons guard their secrets with blackmail and violence.

And as Mock and his young assistant Herbert Anwaldt plunge into the city's squalid underbelly the case takes on a dark twist of the occult when the mysterious note seems to indicate a ritual killing with roots in the Crusades ...
 

About Marek Krajewski

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MAREK KRAJEWSKI was born in Wroclaw (formerly Breslau), Poland, on September 4, 1966. He is the author of five novels in the Breslau series, which have been translated into fourteen languages and won Poland's top literary and crime prizes. Krajewski is a former lecturer in Classical Studies at the University of Wroclaw. DANUSIA STOK is the translator of the Inspector Mock series, Death in Breslau, as well as The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowsi.
 
Published September 4, 2012 by Melville International Crime. 257 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Horror, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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But the investigation is soon cut short when Mock’s Nazi underling arrests the Jewish shop keeper and his daughter, and the shop keeper dies while being ‘questioned.’ Mock is bribed into accepting a promotion to go along with this charade as hanging the notorious crime on an epileptic Jew serves ...

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It makes for a perfect setting, a microcosm of conflict and harmony--for a novel that is not really a historical detective story but is more a Chandleresque/hardboiled story set against a historical point in time, it does not delve deeply into the history of the city or the area.

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Death in Breslau: An Eberhard Mock Investigation is a historic crime novel set in the pre-WWII German city of Breslau (now the Polish city of Wroclaw) and is part of the Breslau quartet which has won rave reviews from readers and critics in Germany, England, and Poland.

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True to character, Mock ruthlessly uses Anwaldt to button up his own problems with the baron, at the cost of the younger man’s sanity.

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Death in Breslau: An Eberhard Mock Investigation is a historic crime novel set in the pre-WWII German city of Breslau (now the Polish city of Wroclaw) and is part of the Breslau quartet which has won rave reviews from readers and critics in Germany, England, and Poland.

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