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Patrick AndersonAt the outset, The Empty Mirror reads like a conventional serial-killer novel: Who is the madman, and why is he cutting off people's noses? But Jones, who has lived in Vienna and written nonfiction books about the city, carries his novel to a more interesting level…In recent years, fin-de-siecle Vienna has shown signs of becoming to literary thrillers what 1940s Los Angeles is to noir. The Empty Mirror, a colorful story that neatly combines fact and fiction, suggests why.
—The Washington Post