The Murder of Anton Livius

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Bitter Lemon Press
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5.1 X 7.7 X 0.8 inches | 0.45 pounds

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About the Author
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. Translator: Astrid Freuler lives in Lydney, Gloucestershire. She is a translator from German and has published translations of non-fiction and fiction, including the crime thriller A Shadow Falls by Andreas Pflüger, from Head of Zeus Publishing.
BASEL KILLINGS: Listed in What to Read this Week in the WSJ. " An excellent first mystery and series launch This gripping, plausible debut bodes well for future entries." Publishers Weekly (STARRED) "A magnetic central character, a skillful and unhistrionic telling and a dose of political realism make this book a very welcome arrival." Morning Star "Looks ideal for anyone who enjoys reading about detectives like Martin Beck, Wallander or even Maigret." CrimeFictionLover "A disturbing picture of a cruelty that has lain undiscussed behind the façade of Swiss propriety and complacency; and all the while he keeps us guessing right to the end." European Literature Network
SILVER PEBBLES: BEST NEW THRILLERS FINANCIAL TIMES: " Basel may be Swiss, but like all border cities it's anything but squeaky clean, especially in this fast-paced, gritty story." "Reminiscent of Wallander and Rebus, a little jaded, a bit rebellious and always independent with a strong intuition. The style is reminiscent of elements of earlier Swiss crime novelists Glauser and Durrenmatt work.--NB Magazine "Hunkeler has been compared to Simenon's Inspector Maigret, though there are no wreaths of pipe smoke or constant breaks for a quick digestif. After all, Basel is not Paris, it is cleaner, greyer and harder. Perhaps that's the point." --Shotsmag