Hamburg, 1947. A ruined city occupied by the British who bombed it, experiencing the coldest winter in living memory. Food is scarce; refugees and the homeless crowd into shanty towns and sheds. There is a killer on the loose, and all attempts to find him or her have failed. Plagued with worry about his missing son, Frank Stave is a career policeman with a tragedy in his past that is driving his determination to find the killer. With the help of his colleague Maschke from the vice squad, and Lt MacDonald from the British military, Stave has to find out why and who in the wake of a wave of atrocity, the grim Nazi past and the bleak attempts by his German countrymen to recreate a country from the apocalypse someone is still dedicated to murder. The first of a trilogy The Murderer in Ruins is at once evocative, impeccably plotted and beautifully textured, vividly describing a poignant moment in British/German history, with a plot so divinely seamless and riveting, you ll be unable to put it down. A spine-tingling portrayal of pure evil, with multiple twists, turns and subplots, you ll have no idea, until the final extraordinary denouement, what or who will rise from the ashes.
|Publisher:||Arcadia Books Ltd|
|Product dimensions:||7.60(w) x 5.00(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
Cay Rademacher was born in 1965 in Northern Germany, but lives now in Southern France. (Anybody who has seen both places knows why.) He has studied history and philosophy in Cologne and Washington, D.C. and is working as a journalist. He is also the author of several thrillers - including the trilogy on "Oberinspektor" Frank Stave, who is fighting crime in the ruins of British-occupied Hamburg in the 1940s.