The Mournful Demeanour of Lieutenant Boruvka: Detective Tales

The Mournful Demeanour of Lieutenant Boruvka: Detective Tales

by Josef Skvorecky
     
 

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“Not only are the stories well written, they are constantly witty and engaging. . . . Boruvka has the logic of Aristotle and the tenacity of a bulldog.” —Washington Post
A pensive, conscience-stricken man driven to melancholy by the fiendish truths of murder, the Czechoslovak policeman Lieutenant Boruvka is a notable new member of the

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“Not only are the stories well written, they are constantly witty and engaging. . . . Boruvka has the logic of Aristotle and the tenacity of a bulldog.” —Washington Post
A pensive, conscience-stricken man driven to melancholy by the fiendish truths of murder, the Czechoslovak policeman Lieutenant Boruvka is a notable new member of the brilliant-eccentric-detective literary tradition. Twelve bizarre tales—to be read as a continuous account—involve theatrical people, musicians, and mountaineers, who lead the lieutenant, and the reader, on an ingenious chase through the paths of crime.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393307863
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
08/28/1991
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
292
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.66(d)

Meet the Author

George (Jiří ) Theiner (b. 1926 - d. 1988) was a Czechoslovak journalist, editor, and translator.

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