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Publisher Comments:

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 . . .

Review:

"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). Wealthy industrialist Karl Wittgenstein asks Werthen to track down his son, Hans, who manages mining operations for him and who hasn't shown up for work in a week. Wittgenstein, who won't admit to being worried, wants Werthen to discreetly look into his son's whereabouts to reassure his wife. The evidence suggests that Hans has merely ditched a job he never enjoyed, but as Werthen starts asking basic questions, the lawyer comes to wonder whether Hans's low-pressure position might be tied to rumors of municipal corruption that may have been the reason for the suicide of a councilman friendly with Lueger. Jones poses a challenging puzzle for his savvy investigator while subtly portraying the growing threat to Europe's Jews. Agent: the John Talbot Agency." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780727880840
Author:
Jones, Sydney J
Publisher:
Severn House Publishers
Author:
Jones, Sydney J.
Author:
Jones, J. Sydney
Author:
Severn House Publishers
Location:
Sutton
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
c 1900 - c 1914
Subject:
Austria
Subject:
Historical mystery, Vienna
Edition Description:
First World Large Print Edition
Series:
A Viennese Mystery
Series Volume:
3
Publication Date:
20111231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.25 in

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Product details 416 pages Severn House Publishers - English 9780727880840 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "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). Wealthy industrialist Karl Wittgenstein asks Werthen to track down his son, Hans, who manages mining operations for him and who hasn't shown up for work in a week. Wittgenstein, who won't admit to being worried, wants Werthen to discreetly look into his son's whereabouts to reassure his wife. The evidence suggests that Hans has merely ditched a job he never enjoyed, but as Werthen starts asking basic questions, the lawyer comes to wonder whether Hans's low-pressure position might be tied to rumors of municipal corruption that may have been the reason for the suicide of a councilman friendly with Lueger. Jones poses a challenging puzzle for his savvy investigator while subtly portraying the growing threat to Europe's Jews. Agent: the John Talbot Agency." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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