The Chinaman

The Chinaman

eBook - 2007
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"After reading Friedrich Glauser's dark tour de force In Matto's Realm , it's easy to see why the German equivalent of the Edgar Allan Poe Award is dubbed 'The Glauser.'"-- The Washington Post

Praise for the Sergeant Studer series:

" Thumbprint is a fine example of the craft of detective writing in a period which fans will regard as the golden age of crime fiction."-- The Sunday Telegraph

" In Matto's Realm is a gem that contains echoes of D#65533;rrenmatt, Fritz Lang's film M and Thomas Mann's The Magic Mountain . Both a compelling mystery and an illuminating, finely wrought mainstream novel."-- Publishers Weekly

When, in later years, Sergeant Studer told the story of the Chinaman, he called it the story of three places, as the case unfolded in a Swiss country inn, in a poorhouse, and in a horticultural college. Three places and two murders. Anna Hungerlott, supposedly dead from gastric influenza, left behind handkerchiefs with traces of arsenic. One foggy November morning the enigmatic James Farny, nicknamed the Chinaman by Studer, was found lying on Anna's grave. Murdered, a single pistol shot to the heart that did not pierce his clothing. This is the fourth in the Sergeant Studer series.

Friedrich Glauser is a legendary figure in European crime writing. He was a morphine and opium addict much of his life and began writing crime novels while an inmate of the Swiss asylum for the insane at Waldau.

Publisher: London : Bitter Lemon, 2007.
ISBN: 9781904738480
1904738486
Characteristics: 1 online resource.
Additional Contributors: Mitchell, Michael 1941-

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