Alex Beer: The Second Rider . Limes Verlag (Hardcover, 20th century, c 1900 to c 1999, Austria)

The Second Rider

A case for August Emmerich – Crime novel

Original Title: Der zweite Reiter

original edition

Hardcover with jacket, 384 pages, 13.5 x 21.5 cm, 5.3 x 8.5 in.
ISBN: 978-3-8090-2675-4
€ 19.99 [D] | € 20.60 [A] | CHF 28.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: Limes

Date of publication: March 27, 2017
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Rights sold to: Italy (Edizioni E/O), Spain (Maeva), US/World Engl. (Europa Editions)

Alex  Beer - The Second Rider


He has escaped from the horrors of war, but in the dark back-streets of Vienna evil catches up with him …

Vienna shortly after the end of World War I: The sheen of the one-time metropolis is a thing of the past, the city is in the quagmire of hunger and squalor.

Police agent August Emmerich, invalided by shrapnel, comes across the body of an alleged suicide. As an experienced investigator he smells a rat. Yet he can produce no evidence and his boss doesn't believe it is murder, and so he and his young assistant investigate off their own bat. A gripping chase through the war-ravaged bleakness of Vienna begins, and before long Emmerich himself is in mortal danger …

"In her debut novel, Beer, a rising star in Austrian crime fiction, brings post-WWI Vienna to life in an overwhelmingly grim portrayal of a defeated empire's daily struggle to survive the constant cold, disease, hunger, and despair ... This is a masterfully constructed novel with a very satisfying ending that points to a series. But it's very dark stuff, best suited for readers with a deep appreciation of international noir."



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