The Keeper of Hands by J Sydney Jones
(Viennese Mysteries)

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Top-notch detecting and characterizations bolster the intricate plot.
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Vienna, 1901. With the police seemingly indifferent to the murder of a 19-year-old prostitute known as Mitzi, brothel-keeper Frau Mutzenbacher turns to lawyer Karl Werthen to find out what happened and bring her killer to justice. Yet the more he discovers about the mysterious Mitzi, with her secret past and impressive roster of clients, the more questions Werthen’s investigation throws up.

At the same time, Werthen undertakes a second commission: to find out who viciously assaulted playwright Arthur Schnitzler. Schnitzler believes his latest controversial play might have been the motive for the attack – but is there more to it than that?

As he navigates the highs and lows of Viennese society in dogged pursuit of the truth, Werthen finds himself drawn into a conspiracy of espionage and affairs of state.
 

About J Sydney Jones

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J. Sydney Jones is the author of fourteen books, including the first four critically acclaimed instalments of the Viennese Mystery series. A long-time resident of Vienna, he currently lives near Santa Cruz, California.
 
Published June 1, 2013 by Severn House Digital. 256 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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on May 13 2013

Top-notch detecting and characterizations bolster the intricate plot.

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Reviewed by David Marshall on May 27 2013

All of which leaves me full of praise for The Keeper of Hands. It contrives to be a historical novel with surprisingly modern resonances in the current rivalry between the branches of different intelligence services. It’s a winner!

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