THE ANGEL OF ZIN - A Holocaust Mystery

THE ANGEL OF ZIN - A Holocaust Mystery

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by Clifford Irving
     
 
CURRENTLY # 1 E-BOOK BEST SELLER IN HISTORICAL THRILLERS AS WELL AS # 1 BEST SELLER IN JEWISH-AMERICAN LITERATURE & FICTION

"Absolutely compelling. A totally engrossing thriller."-- Thomas Keneally, author of "Schindler's List".

"Masterfully done. A powerful novel."-- Publishers Weekly.

At a Nazi death camp in Poland, the

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CURRENTLY # 1 E-BOOK BEST SELLER IN HISTORICAL THRILLERS AS WELL AS # 1 BEST SELLER IN JEWISH-AMERICAN LITERATURE & FICTION

"Absolutely compelling. A totally engrossing thriller."-- Thomas Keneally, author of "Schindler's List".

"Masterfully done. A powerful novel."-- Publishers Weekly.

At a Nazi death camp in Poland, the strangled body of an informer is discovered by the Jewish mistress of the camp commandant. Then an SS lieutenant is found, throat cut ear to ear.

The Gestapo orders the Berlin Criminal Police to solve these crimes.

The hunter is Paul Bach, Chief Homicide Inspector, a widower and wounded SS combat veteran of the Russian Front, a man at odds with war and Nazi evil. And the hunted is ''the Angel,' a killer who always leaves a clue in the form of a note. As hunter closes in on hunted, this daring and unusual novel offers an answer to the question all supposedly decent men and women at some time must ask themselves: "If I had been a German then, and realized what was happening, what would I have done?"

"Exciting, dynamic, and marvelously written."-- Bestsellers.

Editorial Reviews

author of "Schindler's List" - Thomas Keneally
"Masterfully done ... a powerful novel."-- Publishers Weekly

"Absolutely compelling ... a totally engrossing thriller."-- Thomas Keneally, author of Schindler's List

"Exciting, dynamic, and marvelously written."-- Bestsellers

"A bold and brilliant novel that, remarkably, is also a story you can't put down." --- Robert C. Goldston, International Herald Tribune

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940149250363
Publisher:
Clifford Irving
Publication date:
03/16/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
77,703
File size:
804 KB

Meet the Author

Hello. I’m Clifford Irving. I was once on the cover of Time Magazine, and Hollywood made a movie about part of my life. Richard Gere played me.

I traveled twice around the world before most people living in it today were born, stood guard in an Israeli kibbutz, crewed on a 56' three-masted schooner that sailed the Atlantic from Mexico to France, smuggled whisky from Tangier to Spain, and one spring I lived on a houseboat on Dal Lake in Kashmir from where I rode horseback intoTibet.

Growing up in Manhattan, I studied painting at the High School of Music & Art. At Cornell University I chased beautiful but unconquerable Ivy League coeds, rowed on the crew, and dreamed of becoming a great writer. I sailed to Europe, settled on the decadent Mediterranean island of Ibiza, and wrote my first novel. I sent it to a literary agent in New York. G. P. Putnam’s Sons published it.

Was it really as easy and as quick as that? Of course not. I was lucky. And determined.

I taught at UCLA graduate extension school, with Betsy Drake and Cary Grant among my pupils. I became a correspondent to the Middle East for NBC. And I kept writing books.

In 1970, I created a writing event which became the Howard Hughes Autobiography Hoax. Many believe that the threat of the book’s publication, with its revelations of the Hughes-Nixon bribes, caused Nixon to approve the Watergate break-in.

My reward in 1972 for these accusations (and lunacy) was 16 months in three federal prisons.

Over time I wrote write 20 books that were published to varying degrees of success in many languages. (In the USA by Putnam, McGraw-Hill, and Simon & Schuster.)

Almost all of my books are on Nook and Kindle, and at affordable prices: $2.99 to $5.99. That’s cheaper than a paperback and a lot cheaper than a movie. A good read is one of the amazing pleasures offered to us by civilization.

“Move over, Butch and Sundance, it’s not that I love you both less, just that I’ve come to love Pancho and Tom more”– so said the New York Times Book Review about “Tom Mix and Pancho Villa,” which I believe is my best book, although “Trial,” by far, followed by “Daddy’s Girl,” and “Final Argument” – all legal thrillers – are the top sellers.

My manuscripts, notes, journals and correspondence are stored permanently at the Center for American History at the University of Texas at Austin, which acquired the archive in 2013.

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THE ANGEL OF ZIN - A Holocaust Mystery 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an original and interesting whodunit.  The characters are finely crafted and I found myself so enthralled with them, I hoped none of them were guilty.   The author never tips his hand though, and the end is a surprise.  The writing is excellent and I became so involved in the world Irving creates, that I did not want the book to end.  Hadja 4/6/14
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
 A daring novel, a bold concept.  “How could ordinary Germans help to perpetrate ‘the Final Solution’ in World War II? That question obsesses many people. Clifford Irving has given an answer in the form of a literate novel, a novel of ideas and action and unforgettable characters.  Broad moral resonance in the midst of genuine suspense.   A story of murder and evil and the obligation to revolt against evil. 
Sandy_Munro More than 1 year ago
A most unusual setting--a murder mystery within a Polish POW camp in 1943. The story is complex, and made so much more so by the psychological underpinnings and nuances of both the Germans and their Jewish captives. I get the feeling that Irving really wrote this book to better understand his own heritage as a Jew, and to ultimately confront personally the horror of the holocaust. The mystery is a tension-filled page turner and the characters are finely distinguished. You get the feeling that a lot of research went into this project. A powerful book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a holocaust story about the camp in Poland. Makes you wonder why we didn't do something sooner to stop the atrocities. This was a very good book given the topic the author had to deal with.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Having never read a Clifford Irving book I was wondering what his style would be like. Truly engrossing and presented an interesting side of the Nazi culture. He used a murder mystery to see the inside of a chamber of horrors- a concentration camp. I would recommend the book
pitypalaty More than 1 year ago
Brilliant, shocking, powerful. An absolute must read.
DigiGal More than 1 year ago
Very unusual and interesting setting.  Great character development and detail.  Fascinating plot. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A sluw read you have to pay attenrton. It's as moving as Anne Frank's Diqry because yuu know the ebding cefore you start
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story is compelling as it explores the atrocities of the concentration camps from the perspectives of both the captives and the captors, as well as an "impartial" observer. My complaint is in the editing of the Nook version. It is full of typographical errors that distracted from the flow of the story.
Bittysmom More than 1 year ago
I thought this was a really good book; well written, likeable characters, good story about the holocaust. However, I was rather disappointed in many things about it. For one thing, I hate it when almost all of the characters I like die in a book. I guess they had to given the situation they were in; but I still don't like it. Just sayin'. My opinion.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I tried about 40 pages of this and just could not keep going. Nothing to keep my interest. Too much background story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book and could hardly put it down. Was and excellent read and can hardly wait to read others by Clifford Irving
Elma66 More than 1 year ago
I will definitely read this author again! So much good research went into this book. The grammar was very good, the writing suspenseful plus I learned a lot about that time period!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A TIME IN HISTORY THAT IS TERRIBLE BUT MUST NOT BE FORGOTTEN WELL WRITTEN THE CHARACTERS UNFORGETABLE
donnasreview More than 1 year ago
I have grown up being made more then aware of the camps and more. But this book adds a story that makes it bearable to read and learn about. I think this is a must read for young adults and all older. It may be a little too much for the very young.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a superb read, well written, by an author who needed to tell a story we all wish we could forget....but must not.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I definitely read this envisioning a thrilling movie. You will be rivetted by the characters who you feel you know. You are faced with a moral question as you read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I hated this book. I have trouble taking the ghastly atrocities of the holocaust lightly with tongue in cheek. Could not even get through the first 50 pages. So sorry I bought it.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a good read for those that like WWII History
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
thoroughly enjoyed
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Clifford Irving books and this one did not disappoint. I was held in suspense, with plenty of twists throughout, and left haunted by the characters and their experiences and ultimate fate. It's a story of hope and a lesson in morality. Well done, Mr. Irving.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very shocking but so believable