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The Judge and His Hangman

(1954)
(End of the Game)
(A book in the Inspector Barlach Mysteries series)
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Inspector Barlach is dying. But not fast enough for his arch-enemy

When a member of the Bern police force is shot dead on a Swiss country road, the enigmatic Inspector Barlach and his colleague Tschanz are intent on tracking down the killer. But the ailing Inspector doesn't have time to lose. Soon the pair discover that the victim was murdered on his way to a clandestine party at the home of a wealthy power broker - so why was a local policeman socialising with some of Switzerland's most influential men? Who was his shadowy host? And why has Barlach's past returned to haunt him in his final hours?

The Judge and His Hangman is a thrilling tale of lifelong rivalry, and of two men chained together by a wager that would destroy them both.

Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921-1990) was a Swiss author and dramatist, most famous for his plays The Visit and The Physicists, which earned him a reputation as one of the greatest playwrights in the German language. He also wrote four highly regarded crime novels: The Pledge (adapted for a 2001 film starring Jack Nicholson), Suspicion and The Execution of Justice, are also published by Pushkin Vertigo.

    

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August 1967 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Judge and His Hangman
Author(s): Friedrich Durrenmatt
ISBN: 0-224-61189-5 / 978-0-224-61189-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd
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Paperback Editions

April 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Judge and His Hangman (Inspector Barlach 1)
Author(s): Friedrich Durrenmatt
ISBN: 1-78227-341-7 / 978-1-78227-341-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pushkin Vertigo
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March 2006 : USA Paperback

Title: The Judge and His Hangman
Author(s): Friedrich Durrenmatt
ISBN: 0-226-17438-7 / 978-0-226-17438-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: University Of Chicago Press
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April 2017 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Judge and His Hangman
Author(s): Friedrich Durrenmatt
Publisher: Pushkin Vertigo
Availability: Amazon UK