The Bone Man by Wolf Haas
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The wry and rueful Columbo of Austria investigates a grisly murder at a beloved restaurant where snooty Viennese gourmands go to eat … fried chicken.

At a wildly popular chicken shack in the Austrian countryside, a gruesome discovery is made in the pile of chicken bones waiting to be fed into the basement grinder: human bones. But when former-police detective now private eye Simon Brenner shows up to investigate, the woman who hired him has disappeared …

Brenner likes chicken, though, so he stays, but finds no one will talk. And as he waits for the disappeared manager, there’s one ghastly find after another.

Perhaps the most raucous book in the series, The Bone Man manages to make fun of institutions from high cuisine to soccer while nonetheless building relentless suspense based in all-too-real social issues. Smart, tense, and funny, the book makes clear why Carl Hiaasen called Wolf Haas “the real deal.”

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Wolf Haas was born in 1960 in the Austrian province of Salzburg. He is the author of seven books in the bestselling Detective Brenner mystery series, three of which have been made into popular German-language films. Among other prizes, the Brenner books have been awarded the 2004 Literature Prize from the City of Vienna and the German Thriller Prize.Annie Janusch is the translator of the Art of the Novella edition of Heinrich von Kleist's The Duel.
Published March 26, 2013 by Melville International Crime. 178 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Soccer, Balkan conflict, and fried chicken are just three of the unlikely ingredients that go into Haas’s darkly comic second novel to be translated into English featuring Austrian PI Simon Brenner (a

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Inexplicably, the most popular restaurant in this bucolic corner of Austria is a fried chicken joint. When human bones are found in the bone-grinder pile, the restaurant's manager hires PI Simon Brenner (introduced in Brenner and Go

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