The Murderer in Ruins
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 shantytowns and sheds. There is a killer on the loose, and all attempts to find him or her have failed. Plagu... read full description below.
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||Crime, Thriller & Adventure
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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 shantytowns 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 - in the wake of a wave of atrocity, the grim Nazi past and the bleak attempts by his German countrymen to re-create a country from the apocalypse - someone is still dedicated to murder. A spine-tingling portrayal of pure evil, with multiple twists, turns and subplots. What, or who, will rise from the ashes?
Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings
Short-listed for Crime Dagger Award International 2016
||'Police procedural, romance, thriller The Murderer in Ruins has a bit of everything and it's one hell of a read.' -- Bucher 'An extraordinarily vivid thriller set in the bitter winter of 1947 so realistic, you're as likely to experience chilblains as you are goosebumps.' -- Brigette
Cay Rademacher was born in 1965 in Northern Germany, but lives now in Southern France. He studied history and philosophy in Cologne and Washington, D.C. and is working as a journalist. He is also the author of several thrillers, including the trilogy on 'Oberinspektor' Frank Stave, who is fighting crime in the ruins of British-occupied Hamburg in the 1940s. Mark Meadows is a British actor with extensive theatre, film and TV credits, and is a frequent contributor to plays, musicals, narrations and readings for BBC Radio 3 and Radio 4. He has narrated around 80 audiobook titles and was a nominee for the 2013 Audible Narrator of the Year award. Mark also provided the voice of the ship's computer in Ridley Scott's Prometheus. Audible is a seller and producer of spoken audio entertainment, information, and educational programming on the Internet.