The Red Woman

A case for August Emmerich – Crime novel

Original Title: Die rote Frau

original edition

Hardcover with jacket, 416 pages, 13.5 x 21.5 cm, 5.3 x 8.5 in.
ISBN: 978-3-8090-2676-1
€ 20.00 [D] | € 20.60 [A] | CHF 27.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: Limes

Date of publication: May 21, 2018
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Alex  Beer - The Red Woman


"Alex Beer, the new exciting star in the Austrian crime story sky." Kronen Zeitung

Vienna 1920: While the city is struggling with the aftermath of the war, August Emmerich is at last transferred to the Health and Life department. Yet while his colleagues there are busy with the spectacular murder case of the popular city councillor Richard Fürst, Emmerich and his assistant Ferdinand Winter have to play nanny to the famous actress Rita Haidrich, who is in fear for her life.

While on the job, however, they not only discover a dubious connection with Fürst but also get on the tracks of a perfidious murder conspiracy reaching up to the highest circles, and Rita is to be the next victim …

Press on The Second Rider (vol. 1):

"Beer fans out society, skilfully making time into something vivid and putting life into the characters … A historical gap has been filled – excellently so." Die Welt

"Sinister, melancholic, merciless and thrilling. A successful debut that is crying out for more." Kronen Zeitung

"A truly great plot with a perfectly researched historical background and a completely unpredicted, electrifying ending." Kölner Illustrierte


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