Poetry Madness
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | April 11, 2014

Paul Laudiero: IMG Shit Rough Draft



I was sitting in a British and Irish romantic drama class my last semester in college when the idea for Shit Rough Drafts hit me. I was working... Continue »
  1. $9.07 Sale Trade Paper add to wish list

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$9.95
List price: $15.00
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Beaverton Mystery- A to Z

This title in other editions

Other titles in the Liebermann Papers series:

Vienna Blood: A Novel

by

Vienna Blood: A Novel Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

The second in the Dr. Max Liebermann series, literature’s first psychoanalytic detective.

In the grip of a Siberian winter in 1902, a serial killer in Vienna embarks upon a bizarre campaign of murder. Vicious mutilation, a penchant for arcane symbols, and a seemingly random choice of victim are his most distinctive peculiarities. Detective Inspector Oskar Rheinhardt summons a young disciple of Freud — his friend, Dr. Max Liebermann — to assist him with the case. The investigation draws them into the sphere of Vienna's secret societies — a murky underworld of German literary scholars, race theorists, and scientists inspired by the new evolutionary theories coming out of England. At first, the killer's mind seems impenetrable — his behaviour and cryptic clues impervious to psychoanalytic interpretation; however, gradually, it becomes apparent that an extraordinary and shocking rationale underlies his actions...

Against this backdrop of mystery and terror, Liebermann struggles with his own demons. The treatment of a patient suffering from paranoia erotica (a delusion of love) and his own fascination with the enigmatic Englishwoman Amelia Lydgate raises doubts concerning the propriety of his imminent marriage. To resolve the dilemma, he must entertain the unthinkable — risking opprobrium and accusations of cowardice.

Review:

"British clinical psychologist Tallis follows his superior debut, A Death in Vienna (2007), with this gripping sequel. Viennese Det. Insp. Oskar Rheinhardt, already faced with finding the person who butchered the emperor's favorite anaconda, comes under even more pressure from his superiors when several murders are committed in quick succession. The inspector enlists the assistance of insightful Freud disciple Max Liebermann, who quickly deduces that the killer is choosing his victims to correspond with the plot of Mozart's The Magic Flute. The book's strength lies in the relationship and interplay between the two detectives, whose friendship, which includes a shared love of music, may remind some of Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey and Maturin. The clever plotting and quality writing elevate this above most other historicals, even if the solution to the crimes comes as no great surprise." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"London clinical psychologist Frank Tallis' 'Vienna Blood' is one of the finest literary thrillers I've ever read. It's a dazzling tour de force, set in Vienna in 1902, that combines the search for a serial killer with a vibrant portrait of fin-de-siecle Viennese social and cultural life and a disturbing look at the rise of the twisted German nationalism that would soon emerge as Nazism. The novel... Washington Post Book Review (read the entire Washington Post review)

Review:

"[An] intelligent, challenging, masterfully crafted series....[An] enthralling, unusual, intelligently written literary thriller. A superb book for mystery buffs, history lovers, and connoisseurs of European culture." Booklist (Starred Review)

Review:

"[O]ne of the finest literary thrillers I've ever read. It's a dazzling tour de force....Impatient readers need not apply, but for everyone else this is the perfect book to curl up with by the fire on a winter evening....[T]he first great thriller of 2008." Patrick Anderson, The Washington Post Book World

Review:

"[A] fine sequel to A Death in Vienna....The professional rapport and easy friendship of this duo lend a bit of quiet charm to a series that, rather like a Viennese pastry, is stuffed almost to bursting with showy delights." Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review

Synopsis:

In 1902, a serial killer in Vienna embarks upon a bizarre campaign of murder. Detective Inspector Oskar Rheinhardt summons Dr. Max Liebermann to assist him with the case. The investigation draws them into the sphere of Vienna's secret societies, in this second novel to feature literature's first psychoanalytic detective.

About the Author

Frank Tallis is a writer and practicing clinical psychologist. He has published seven non-fiction works (including Changing Minds: The History of Psychotherapy as an Answer to Human Suffering; and Hidden Minds: A History of the Unconscious). His new novel, Lovesick, is also published by Century.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780812977769
Author:
Tallis, Frank
Publisher:
Random House Trade
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Historical
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Police
Subject:
Psychoanalysts
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Mystery Historical
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Mortalis
Publication Date:
January 2008
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
8 x 5.1 x 1 in .75 lb

Other books you might like

  1. The Blackpool Highflyer (Jim... Used Trade Paper $4.95
  2. The Lost Luggage Porter (A Jim... New Trade Paper $19.95
  3. The Necropolis Railway (A Jim... Used Trade Paper $6.95
  4. A Pale Horse (Inspector Ian Rutledge... Used Trade Paper $7.50
  5. The Man Who Smiled (Kurt Wallander...
    Used Trade Paper $7.95
  6. The Somnambulist
    Used Hardcover $5.95

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Mystery » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Mystery » Historical
Fiction and Poetry » Popular Fiction » Suspense

Vienna Blood: A Novel Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$9.95 In Stock
Product details 496 pages Random House - English 9780812977769 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "British clinical psychologist Tallis follows his superior debut, A Death in Vienna (2007), with this gripping sequel. Viennese Det. Insp. Oskar Rheinhardt, already faced with finding the person who butchered the emperor's favorite anaconda, comes under even more pressure from his superiors when several murders are committed in quick succession. The inspector enlists the assistance of insightful Freud disciple Max Liebermann, who quickly deduces that the killer is choosing his victims to correspond with the plot of Mozart's The Magic Flute. The book's strength lies in the relationship and interplay between the two detectives, whose friendship, which includes a shared love of music, may remind some of Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey and Maturin. The clever plotting and quality writing elevate this above most other historicals, even if the solution to the crimes comes as no great surprise." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "[An] intelligent, challenging, masterfully crafted series....[An] enthralling, unusual, intelligently written literary thriller. A superb book for mystery buffs, history lovers, and connoisseurs of European culture."
"Review" by , "[O]ne of the finest literary thrillers I've ever read. It's a dazzling tour de force....Impatient readers need not apply, but for everyone else this is the perfect book to curl up with by the fire on a winter evening....[T]he first great thriller of 2008."
"Review" by , "[A] fine sequel to A Death in Vienna....The professional rapport and easy friendship of this duo lend a bit of quiet charm to a series that, rather like a Viennese pastry, is stuffed almost to bursting with showy delights."
"Synopsis" by , In 1902, a serial killer in Vienna embarks upon a bizarre campaign of murder. Detective Inspector Oskar Rheinhardt summons Dr. Max Liebermann to assist him with the case. The investigation draws them into the sphere of Vienna's secret societies, in this second novel to feature literature's first psychoanalytic detective.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.