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The Murderer in Ruins

(2015)
(The first book in the Inspector Frank Stave series)
A novel by

 
 
"Vivid and harrowing" - Sunday Times
SHORTLISTED FOR THE CWA INTERNATIONAL DAGGER 2016


Hamburg, 1947. A ruined city occupied by the British who bombed it, experiencing the coldest winter in living memory. Food is scarce; refugees and the homeless crowd into shanty towns and sheds. There is a killer on the loose, and all attempts to find him or her have failed.

Plagued with worry about his missing son, Frank Stave is a career policeman with a tragedy in his past that is driving his determination to find the killer. With the help of his colleague Maschke from the vice squad, and Lt MacDonald from the British military, Stave has to find out why and who in the wake of a wave of atrocity, the grim Nazi past and the bleak attempts by his German countrymen to recreate a country from the apocalypse someone is still dedicated to murder.

The first of a trilogy The Murderer in Ruins is at once evocative, impeccably plotted and beautifully textured, vividly describing a poignant moment in British/German history, with a plot so divinely seamless and riveting, you'll be unable to put it down. A spine-tingling portrayal of pure evil, with multiple twists, turns and subplots, you'll have no idea, until the final extraordinary denouement, what or who will rise from the ashes.

Genre: Historical Mystery

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Used availability for Cay Rademacher's The Murderer in Ruins

Paperback Editions

August 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Murderer in Ruins (Inspector Frank Stave)
Author(s): Cay Rademacher, Peter Millar
ISBN: 1-910050-48-2 / 978-1-910050-48-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arcadia Books
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Audio Editions

May 2018 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: The Murderer in Ruins: 1
Author(s): Cay Rademacher
ISBN: 1-4894-4150-6 / 978-1-4894-4150-8 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda/Audible audio
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May 2018 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: The Murderer in Ruins: 1 (CI Frank Stave)
Author(s): Cay Rademacher
ISBN: 1-4894-4149-2 / 978-1-4894-4149-2 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda/Audible audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


November 2017 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Murderer in Ruins, The (CI Frank Stave)
Author(s): Cay Rademacher
ISBN: 1-5436-6089-4 / 978-1-5436-6089-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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July 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Murderer in Ruins: CI Frank Stave, Book 1
Author(s): Cay Rademacher
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   


July 2017 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Murderer in Ruins: CI Frank Stave, Book 1
Author(s): Cay Rademacher
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon AU   


July 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Murderer in Ruins: CI Frank Stave, Book 1
Author(s): Cay Rademacher
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon CA   


July 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Murderer in Ruins: CI Frank Stave, Book 1
Author(s): Cay Rademacher
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

June 2016 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Murderer in Ruins: "Undoubtedly the most powerful work of crime fiction I have read this year" - Independent (Inspector Frank Stave Book 1)
Author(s): Cay Rademacher
Publisher: Arcadia Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU