The Basel Killings
Hansjörg Schneider (Author) Mike Mitchell (Translator)
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DescriptionSTARRED REVIEW Swiss author Schneider's excellent first mystery and series launch...gripping, plausible debut bodes well for future entries. Publishers Weekly--------- It all begins with two murders, an old man found dead on a street bench in Basel and a prostitute pulled out of a nearby lake. Both strangled and both found with their left earlobes slit. Inspector Hunkeler of the Basel police investigates and is soon faced with the consequences of certain recent events in Swiss history that everyone wants to keep buried.
Bitter Lemon Press
July 20, 2021
4.9 X 7.7 X 0.9 inches | 0.55 pounds
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About the Author
Hansjörg Schneider (born 1938) lives in Basel and began his professional career as a journalist and essayist. He is the author of a number of highly acclaimed plays and of the bestselling Hunkeler crime series, now with ten titles published. "The Basel Killings" was awarded The Friedrich Glauser Prize, Germany's most prestigious crime fiction prize.
Mike Mitchell lives in Scotland and has published over eighty translations from German and French, including all the Friedrich Glauser Sergeant Studer novels and Gustav Meyrink's five novels. His translation of Rosendorfer's 'Letters Back to Ancient China' won the 1998 Schlegel-Tieck Translation Prize.