Vienna Twilight by Frank Tallis
A Max Liebermann Mystery (Liebermann Papers Volume Five)

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In the dynamic and dangerous Vienna of 1903, a brilliant psychoanalyst and a brave detective battle to catch criminals who commit the most clever and brutal crimes.
 
Detective Inspector Oskar Reinhardt finds that young women are being slain in an unnerving—and ingenious—manner, with a small, almost undetectable, hat pin. For Dr. Max Liebermann, the killer is unique in the annals of psychopathology, one who murders in the midst of consensual love. Is the culprit a patient, one who swears he has a double, a shadow figure that is far more forward (in fact, indecent) with women? As danger mounts, Liebermann must find the answer while struggling with his own forbidden desire for a female patient.


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About Frank Tallis

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Frank Tallis is a clinical psychologist and critically acclaimed author of the Liebermann series—A Death in Vienna, Vienna Blood, Fatal Lies, Vienna Secrets, Vienna Twilight, and Death and the Maiden—which has been translated into fourteen languages and optioned for television. Vienna Secrets and Vienna Twilight were both nominated for Edgar Awards. Tallis has received a Writers’ Award from the Arts Council England and the New London Writers Award from the London Arts Board. He has held lecturing posts in clinical psychology and neuroscience at the Institute of Psychiatry and King’s College London.
 
Published April 12, 2011 by Random House. 370 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Police inspector Oskar Rheinhardt is called to a modest house in the rundown Spittelberg district where a madam and three young prostitutes have been brutally murdered.

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A second murder and a séance arranged for investigative purposes by the diligent Oskar follow, and a Hitchcockian climax high atop downtown Vienna makes excellent use of revivified Amelia’s talents and confirms Max’s Freud-inspired theories.

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A meticulous serial killer with medical expertise confounds turn-of-the-century Vienna's most perceptive pair of sleuths.

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Psychoanalyst Max Liebermann and Detective Inspector Oskar Rheinhardt, the main characters in Frank Tallis's finely researched and elegantly written "Vienna Twilight," personify the clash of social trends in 1903 Austria.

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Review: Psychologist Max Liebermann is called upon to assist in the investigation of the brutal murder of a monk in Vienna Secrets, the fourth mystery in this series by Frank Tallis.

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Review: In early 20th century Vienna, Dr. Max Lieberman and Detective Inspector Oskar Reinhardt again team up to solve a series of vicious, though ingenious, murders in Vienna Twilight, the fifth mystery in this series by Frank Tallis.

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Max and Oskar attend concerts, chat over meals, make music (Max plays the piano and Oskar sings in a rich baritone), drink brandy, smoke cigars, and track down felons.

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Detective Oskar Reinhardt enlists the aid of Dr Max Liebermann, whose expertise in the emerging field of psychoanalysis has proven useful in previous cases.

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