book cover of Death in Breslau
Added by 1 of our members

Death in Breslau

(2008)
(The first book in the Eberhard Mock series)
A novel by

 
 
Breslau was a German city on the border of Czechoslovakia. It is now, since World War II, Wroclaw, in Poland. Marek Krajewski has written a quartet of novels which unfold the history of this exceptional city, standing on the faultline and crossroads of 20th century Europe. In Breslau 1933: the mutilated body of a young woman, an aristocrat, is found dead on a train. Scorpions writhe in her slashed stomach - a horrifying image that becomes crucial to the investigation. Inspector Eberhard Mock is called in to deal with the case, and is assigned an assistant, Herbert Anwaldt, an orphan.The investigation leads them deep into the city's dirty underbelly, where perverted aristocrats cavort with prostitutes, corrupt ministers torture confessions from lowly Jews and Freemasons guard their secrets with blackmail and daggers. As Mock and Anwaldt unravel a mystery of ritual killing that dates back to the time of the Crusades, the elderly Mock and the young, fatherless Anwaldt become close. But the dark, occult aspect of this most macabre of cases, coupled with the heavy presence of Germany's secret police proves too much for Anwaldt's sanity. What makes Krajewski's story so uncommonly powerful is the stifling atmosphere he conjures of a city in the grip of the Gestapo.

Genre: Mystery

Similar books by other authors

thumb
Death in August
(Inspector Bordelli, book 1)
Marco Vichi
thumb
Death At the Chateau Bremont
(Verlaque and Bonnet Mystery, book 1)
M L Longworth
thumb
Everyone in Their Place
(Commissario Ricciardi, book 3)
Maurizio de Giovanni

Used availability for Marek Krajewski's Death in Breslau

Hardback Editions

September 2012 : USA Hardback
thumb

Title: Death in Breslau: An Inspector Mock Investigation
Author(s): Marek Krajewski
ISBN: 1-61219-164-9 / 978-1-61219-164-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Melville International Crime
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


March 2008 : UK Hardback
thumb

Title: Death in Breslau
Author(s): Marek Krajewski
ISBN: 1-84724-252-9 / 978-1-84724-252-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: MacLehose Press
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

March 2013 : USA Paperback
thumb

Title: Death in Breslau: An Inspector Mock Investigation
Author(s): Marek Krajewski
ISBN: 1-61219-179-7 / 978-1-61219-179-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Melville International Crime
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


September 2008 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: Death in Breslau: An Eberhard Mock Investigation
Author(s): Marek Krajewski
ISBN: 1-84724-518-8 / 978-1-84724-518-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


March 2008 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: Death in Breslau
Author(s): Marek Krajewski
ISBN: 1-84724-348-7 / 978-1-84724-348-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: MacLehose Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

September 2008 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
thumb

Title: Death in Breslau: An Eberhard Mock Investigation
Author(s): Marek Krajewski
Publisher: MacLehose Press
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU