The Silence by J. Sydney Jones
(A Viennese Mystery)

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The new book in the Viennese Mystery series - Vienna, 1900. Lawyer Karl Werthen is puzzling over the suicide of a local councilman when he is assigned by Karl Wittgenstein, a powerful industrialist with many enemies, to find his recently missing son, Hans. Werthen quickly discovers that the young man appears to be alive and well in another country. But when a friend of Hans - a journalist who wrote a number of articles claiming the councilman who committed suicide was corrupt - is found dead, also from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Werthen fears that sinister forces are at work . . .
 

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Published April 1, 2012 by Severn House Digital. 240 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, History. Fiction

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When Councilman Reinhold Steinwitz, a protégé of Vienna's charismatic Mayor Karl Lueger, is found dead in his office of a gunshot wound, an apparent suicide, his friend Karl Werthen, lawyer and sometime sleuth (Requiem in Vienna, 2010, etc.), is incredulous that Reinhold, who seemed untroubled, w...

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it is a quibble, a long - far too long - and humourless snarl of a book, detailing Morrison's crimes and misdemeanours, his foibles and flaws as if he had singlehandedly bombed Dresden.

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As he tells the story of the 26 men – and it must be said that this is a very male tale – who made the three assaults on Everest culminating in Mallory's last climb, Davis repeatedly traces the root of their endeavours to the horror of the trenches.

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Publishers Weekly

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Jones vividly evokes 1900 Vienna under the leadership of its notorious anti-Semitic mayor, Karl Lueger, in his splendid third whodunit featuring attorney Karl Werthen and criminologist Hanns Gross (after 2010’s Requiem in Vienna).

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Historical Novel Society

In this excellent mystery set in Vienna in 1900, Werthen, a lawyer, is hired by a wealthy family to find a son who has disappeared.

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The third in a series of Viennese Mysteries, THE SILENCE, continues the string of J Sydney Jones's delightful historical tales set at the turn of the 20th century.

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