Straight into Darkness

by Faye Kellerman

Crime / Mystery eBooks of the Month Historical Fiction

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An unusual read from this American thriller writer who has chosen to set her latest in 1920’s Munich during Hitler’s rise to power.  Based on fact, it paints a picture of the horror of those years and the corruption in the police force.  A disturbing book.

Comparison: Jeffery Deaver, Stuart M Kaminsky.
Similar this month: None but try Martyn Waites and Tess Gerritsen.

Sarah Broadhurst

Straight into Darkness Synopsis

In 1920s Munich, homicide detective Axel Berg is called to the scene of a grisly homicide, the victim being a young society wife. Soon, a second body is uncovered; the discovery of a third indicates that Berg is dealing with an unimaginably evil killer. In the Germany of the time, the investigation cannot be straightforward. Hitler's power is growing, and the Nazis are a strong civic force in the city of Munich. Berg has always considered himself apolitical and as an outsider living a routine life, and he's been of no interest to those with power. But this high-profile case changes all that, as senior officers work to their own agendas. Berg is alone as never before, with the imminent threat at all times of making a mistake with deadly consequences.

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ISBN: 9780747265375
Publication date: 02/01/2006
Publisher: Headline Book Publishing Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780747265375
Publication date: 2nd January 2006
Author: Faye Kellerman
Publisher: Headline Book Publishing Ltd
Format: Paperback
Genres: Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction,

About Faye Kellerman

Faye Kellerman was born in St Louis, Missouri. She began her career as a dentist but turned to writing after the birth of her eldest child in 1978. As well as the highly popular Peter Decker series she has also written one historical mystery. In between writing, she tries to find the time to enjoy her two favourite hobbies, gardening and music. She has four children and lives with them and her husband, novelist and psychologist Jonathan Kellerman, in Los Angeles.Photograph © Jonathan Exley

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