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Shadow and Light

(2009)
(The second book in the Berlin trilogy series)
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Berlin, between the two world wars. When an executive at the renowned Ufa film studios is found dead floating in his office bathtub, it falls to Nikolai Hoffner, a chief inspector in the Kriminalpolizei, to investigate. With the help of Fritz Lang (the German director) and Alby Pimm (leader of the most powerful crime syndicate in Berlin), Hoffner finds his case taking him beyond the world of film and into the far more treacherous landscape of Berlin's sex and drug trade, the rise of Hitler's Brownshirts (the SA), and the even more astonishing attempts by onetime monarchists to rearm a post-Versailles Germany. Being swept up in the case are Hoffner's new lover, an American talent agent for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and his two sons: Georg, who has dropped out of school to work at Ufa, and Sascha, his angry, older son, who, unknown to his father, has become fully entrenched in the new German Workers Party as the aide to its Berlin leader, Joseph Goebbels.

What a spellbinding novel Shadow and Light is, and what a novelist Jonathan Rabb has become!

When we last met Hoffner, it was 1919, and he had taken on the disappearance and death of Rosa Luxembourg in Rosa, a novel the critic John Leonard hailed as 'a ghostly noir that could have been conspired at by Raymond Chandler and André Malraux.' Shadow and Light is equally brilliant and atmospheric, and even harder to put down or shake off. Like Joseph Kanon or Alan Furst, Rabb magically fuses a smart, energetic narrative with layers of fascinating, vividly documented history. The result is a stunning historical thriller, created by a writer to celebrate - and contend with.

Genre: Historical Mystery

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March 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: Shadow and Light: A Novel
Author(s): Jonathan Rabb
ISBN: 0-374-26194-6 / 978-0-374-26194-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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March 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Shadow And Light (Detective Inspector Nikolai Hoffner)
Author(s): Jonathan Rabb
ISBN: 0-312-42941-X / 978-0-312-42941-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador Paper
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March 2010 : Paperback
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Title: Shadow and Light: A Novel
Author(s): Jonathan Rabb
Publisher: Picador
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April 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Shadow and Light
Author(s): Jonathan Rabb
ISBN: 1-905559-13-5 / 978-1-905559-13-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Halban Publishers
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March 2021 : Audio CD
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Title: Shadow and Light: A Novel
Author(s): Jonathan Rabb
Publisher: Tantor and Blackstone Publishing
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June 2009 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Shadow and Light: A Novel
Author(s): Jonathan Rabb
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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June 2009 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Shadow and Light: A Novel
Author(s): Jonathan Rabb
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May 2009 : Audio CD
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Title: Shadow and Light Lib/E
Author(s): Jonathan Rabb
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May 2009 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Shadow and Light: A Novel
Author(s): Jonathan Rabb
ISBN: 1-4001-1217-6 / 978-1-4001-1217-3 (USA edition)
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May 2009 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Shadow and Light: A Novel
Author(s): Jonathan Rabb
ISBN: 1-4001-4217-2 / 978-1-4001-4217-0 (USA edition)
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May 2009 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Shadow and Light: A Novel
Author(s): Jonathan Rabb
ISBN: 1-4001-6217-3 / 978-1-4001-6217-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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Kindle Editions

September 2011 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Shadow and Light: A Berlin Trilogy
Author(s): Jonathan Rabb
Publisher: Halban
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March 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Shadow and Light: A Novel (Detective Inspector Nikolai Hoffner Book 2)
Author(s): Jonathan Rabb
Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books
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