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?It?s a fine example of the craft of detective writing in a period which some regard as the golden age of crime fiction.??The Sunday Telegraph

The death of a traveling salesman appears to be an open and shut case. Studer is confronted with an obvious suspect and a confession to the murder. But nothing is what it seems. Envy, hatred, and the corrosive power of money lie just beneath the surface. Studer?s investigation soon splinters the glassy fa?ade of Switzerland?s tidy ...

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Overview

“It’s a fine example of the craft of detective writing in a period which some regard as the golden age of crime fiction.”—The Sunday Telegraph

The death of a traveling salesman appears to be an open and shut case. Studer is confronted with an obvious suspect and a confession to the murder. But nothing is what it seems. Envy, hatred, and the corrosive power of money lie just beneath the surface. Studer’s investigation soon splinters the glassy façade of Switzerland’s tidy villages and manicured forests.

Diagnosed a schizophrenic, addicted to morphine and opium, Friedrich Glauser spent the greater part of his life in psychiatric wards, insane asylums and prison. His acute observations conjure up a world of those at the margins of society.

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Bitter Lemon Press launches a new crime series devoted to non-English-language writers with Friedrich Glausner's 1936 novel, Thumbprint, translated from the German by Mike Mitchell. What appears to be a routine case-the murder of a traveling salesman in a Swiss forest-proves anything but for cantonal policeman Studer. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781904738008
  • Publisher: Bitter Lemon Press, Ltd
  • Publication date: 9/1/2004
  • Series: Sergeant Studer Series, #1
  • Pages: 197
  • Sales rank: 1,516,505
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author


Mike Mitchell is a well-known translator of German works and the winner of a number of literary prizes. He has translated the other Studer novels as well. Mike Mitchell has translated some thirty books and won the Schlegel-Tieck German translation prize.
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