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The Murderer in Ruins

The Murderer in Ruins

The Murderer in Ruins is the first of a trilogy, set in Hamburg, 1947. A murderer is on the loose and policeman Frank Stave, whilst plagued with worry about his missing son, is under increasing pressure to find out why - after the atrocities of World War II - someone still has th... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781910050484
Published 1 November 2015
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Rademacher, Cay
Translated by Millar, Peter
Series Inspector Frank Stave
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ISBN-13 9781910050484
ISBN-10 1910050482
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher unlisted
Imprint Arcadia Books
Publication Date 1 November 2015
International Publication Date 15 August 2015
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Rademacher, Cay
Translated by Millar, Peter
Series Inspector Frank Stave
Category Historical Crime & Mystery Fiction
Number of Pages 334
Dimensions Width: 128mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 22mm
Weight 288g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Crime, Thriller & Adventure
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 628919

Description of this Book

Hamburg, 1947. A ruined city occupied by the British who bombed it, experiencing the coldest winter in living memory. Food and supplies are rationed; refugees and the homeless are crammed into concrete bunkers and ramshackle huts; trade on the black market is rife. A killer is 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 frustration and anger mounting in an already tense city, Stave is under increasing pressure 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 recreate a country from the apocalypse - someone still has the stomach for murder. The first of a trilogy, The Murderer in Ruins vividly describes a poignant moment in British-German history, with a riveting plot that culminates in a shocking denouement.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review '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 * 'Police procedural, romance, thriller The Murderer in Ruins has a bit of everything and it s one hell of a read.' * Bucher * 'A riveting, detailed, historical thriller with an ending that will leave you gasping.' -- Ostthuringer Zeitung
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Cay Rademacher was born in 1965 in Northern Germany, but lives now in Southern France. (Anybody who has seen both places knows why.) He has 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.

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