The Mournful Demeanour of Lieutenant Boruvka

The Mournful Demeanour of Lieutenant Boruvka


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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: 08/17/1991
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 292
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

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

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