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 26.90 * (* 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), 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 …

“Though the story Alex Beer tells can apply to the present day, she more especially brings a past time period to life. Here is masterpiece of atmospheric art that makes Vienna glow anew in a glimmering yet fascinating light. A world of years gone by into which we will be drawn, and will leave only unwillingly.”

Jury Leo-Perutz-Preis für Wiener Kriminalliteratur

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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