The German by Lee Thomas

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At the height of World War II, a killer preys on the young men of a quiet Texas town. The murders are calculated, vicious, and they are just beginning. Sheriff Tom Rabbit and his men are baffled and the community he serves is terrified of the monster lurking their streets. The only clues the killer leaves behind are painted snuffboxes containing notes written in German. As the panic builds all eyes turn toward a quiet man with secrets of his own.

Ernst Lang fled Germany in 1934. Once a brute, a soldier, a leader of the Nazi party, he has renounced aggression and embraces a peaceful obscurity. But Lang is haunted by an impossible past. He remembers his own execution and the extremes of sex and violence that led to it. He remembers the men he led into battle, the men he seduced, and the men who betrayed him. But are these the memories of a man given a second life, or the delusions of a lunatic?

Winner of the Lambda Literary Award!
Winner Il Posto Nero (The Black Spot): Best Foreign Language Book
A finalist for the 2011 Bram Stoker Award!
A finalist for an EDGE Award
A finalist for the TLA Video Award
Named one of the Best Books of the Year by The Advocate.

About Lee Thomas

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Lee Thomas has had stories published in the anthologies A Walk on the Darkside, The Book of Final Flesh and Inferno. His first novel, Stained won the Bram Stoker Award. Visit
Published March 15, 2011 by Lethe Press. 290 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Gay & Lesbian, Literature & Fiction, Horror, Crime. Fiction

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