Sons and Brothers

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Seventh Street Books
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5.7 X 7.9 X 1.1 inches | 0.8 pounds

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About the Author
Kim Hays is an American who moved to Bern thirty-five years ago when she married a Swiss; by then, she'd already lived in the US, San Juan, Vancouver, and Stockholm. She studied at Harvard and Berkeley, and before beginning the Polizei Bern series, she worked in a number of jobs, including executive director of a small nonprofit and lecturer in sociology. A Fondness for Truth is her third police procedural featuring Swiss detectives Linder and Donatelli. The first, Pesticide (2022), was shortlisted for a CWA Debut Dagger Award and a 2023 Silver Falchion Award for Best Mystery. Kirkus called the second mystery, Sons and Brothers (2023), "a smart Swiss procedural that keeps its mystery ticking."
Kim Hays balances winter-keen psychological insight with the warmth and beauty of the most charming canton of Switzerland, methodically revealing the small tragedies of class and family, uneasy marriages and toxic workplaces. Guliana Linder and Renzo Donatelli are compassionate, conflicted, and utterly compelling. A must-read.--Julia Spencer-Fleming, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author
The second outing of Linder and Donatelli is as crisp and skilled as the first, with our police duo digging beneath the beauty of Bern to the shadows beneath. Old scandals and new conflicts are investigated by realistic, complicated people, whom the reader fears might not always make the right choices. Brisk plot, depth of character, great setting--what's not to love?--Laurie R. King, Edgar Award winning author of thirty novels, including the Mary Russell-Sherlock Holmes series
Hays makes sure that the historical aspects of the story are as compelling as the murder mystery at its heart. . . A smart Swiss procedural that keeps its mystery ticking.--Kirkus Reviews
Kim Hays' Sons and Brothers features an intriguing murder case well worth sinking your teeth into, and is, I suspect, one of the more authentic depictions of real-world Swiss policing available. Recommended for fans of both detective mysteries and police procedurals. --Larry of Crime Fiction Critic