Olice detective in berlin this book actually takes place BEFORE 1 St Book So This Is Willi S Big 1 st book so this is willi s big he berlin from a monster mass murderer 244 victims and let s just say it s complicated but set in 1929 30 berlin nazis win 107 seats in parliament jews getting cold shouldered shut down openly abused the booming conomy of 1929 tanks and lots of misery there too so grossman s first novel mystery The Sleepwalkers willi busts some crazy mean ass nazi doctors doing unbelievable but basically true based on hist facts murderous xperiments and was about 300 pages and uite good all in allthis one 324 pagesabout a murderous pre nazi doctor who actually said that race was a false construct nazis killed him later and his crazy henchmen 3 siblings one of which became the bitch of buchenwald check her out with her leather lamp shades tc and uite The Casa Mono Cookbook exciting too but i thought was a bit too plotty had all kinds of twisty trails off into various and sundry places and lots of super tense moments to sueezed willi s heart boiled his gut with acid lit his veins on fire with adrenalinxploded his head with stress gripped his throat with anger tingle his toes with climax no not really i made that one up but anyway maybe should ither 1 make these books 500 pages and fully xplore the many branches of plot or cut them to 200 pages and do without some branchesgood fairly tame historically fun and accurate noirs in the best tradition of philip kerr A Man Without Breath3 stars for this sopho ffort 4 stars for his debut This is a bad book in my opinion It is a serial murder mystery which takes place in Berlin in 1929 the Nazis are beginning to make noise and our hero is Sergeant Detektiv Willi Kraus who happens to be a Jew The path that Willi must follow in pursuit of the perps takes us through and lingers interminably in the livestock slaughter houses and meat processing facilities of Berlin completewith pages of poetic descriptions of the blood guts gore and stench of the place If I hadn t gotten caught up in whodunnit I would not have finished this one Meh Promising in many places but the time jumps were distracting not xactly flashbacks or flash forwards Way too many modern collouialisms in dialog too
I Thoroughly Enjoyed The thoroughly njoyed the with its twists turns and historical insertions Willi the protagonist was sympathetic but I feel first person over third would have made it read asier Grossman s writing leaves a lot to be desired in terms of flow and tempo He drug his book down when the novelshoild have been flying Do I want to read Yes Will I manage my xpectations Most definitel. R Kraus wird die Luft im Präsidium immer dünner Juden gelten plötzlich wieder als Vaterlandsverräter Doch dann wird der Mordfall immer monströser – und seinen Vorgesetzten bleibt nichts anderes übrig als Kraus zurückzuhole. Brutal and shocking crime story with and intrigue that makes the reader scream with amazement A great
Mix Of True History And Fiction Recreating of true history and fiction recreating macro scale of nazi terror in micro scale of bestial murders The great final is sooo good and very little piece of plot fits perfectly
Bloody Meaty Terrifying Onemeaty terrifying one the best that I ve ver read Normally I stay away from series and although my audio book standards are much relaxed this one I l downloaded deliberately on the strength of the first book in the series which was so very good With his sopho ntry the author travels back in time to 19291930 so this is in fact a preuel and as such can very much be xperienced as a stand alone Once again the intrepid detective Kraus much less decorated as of yet and still married after a grotesue anatomic discovery gets mbroiled in horrific case of finding child abductormurderer in the streets of an increasingly hostile anti Semitic Berlin Once again the author combines historical fiction with police procedural with abnormal psychology to create a horrifying lectric sort of thriller And while the mystery and suspense of the book would have been nough in and of itself it s the character writing and the setting that really makes this a terrific read The book starts with the last days of prosperity of the Weimar republic but that optimism soon gives way to something much darker as the Nazi party stars its rapid ascent to power and Conflict in Blood even being the most famous Jewish detective may not benough of a cushion for a society all too ager to take up the ugliest vilest revolting new values of the National Socialist party Because society all too ager to take up the ugliest vilest revolting new values of the National Socialist party Because course being one s worst version is so The Crucified Ones: Calling Forth the End-Time Remnant easy it s the goodness that takes work And so one man will strive to be good and moral and save the children of those who may despise him for being other than Makes for terrific dramatic narrative certainly Also it stands to caution readers that the murdersmurderers in this book are positively nightmarishven for a seasoned genre reader these descriptions and depictions are brutal Appropriate for the time and place darkness in the dark but terrifying really If you re good with that this is a terrific book and made for a great listen very dynamic dragged me outside for walks for days Why book 3 isn t available on audio and nether for that matter is the author s latest is a mystery and a cause for frustration Well narrated audio version somber tone to reflect the gravity of the story Recommended Children of Wrath by Paul Grossman published by St Martin s PressCategory MysteryThrillerPaul Grossman introduced us to Detective. Kinder des Zorns Willi Kraus ist der beste Ermittler in Berlin Als Jude jedoch wird r von seinen Vorgesetzten schikaniert Als in Berlin immer mehr Kinder verschwinden und an dunklen Orten seltsame Knochen auftauchen beginnt Kraus. Willi Kraus in his first book The Sleepwalkers As with The Sleepwalkers the story takes place in Germany during the rise of Adolph Hitler to powerWilli is Jewish and is one of only two Jews that hold a prestigious position in the German Police Force Willi finds himself battling not only a heinous crime but also the forces of prejudiceYoung male children are disappearing at an alarming rate and the only clue is a burlap sack that contains the bones of numerous boys The bones have been cleaned and have teeth marks on them Willi determines that his leads take him to the underground sewer system that runs beneath the slaughter take him to the underground sewer system that runs beneath the slaughter of Berlin It is here that he confronts an vil that transcends ven the horrors of warWilli must put his own children at risk as he tires to bring justice and peace to the Berlin community Although Willi is a highly respected Detective he must fight prejudice on very level of his investigation A book that mixes the rise of the Nazi party prejudice against
The Jewish Community WithJewish community with underlying mystery of horrific proportionsPaul Grossman has put together two Dialogue: Relationships in Graphic Design exciting mysteries and an unusual Detective in Willi Kraus and best of all he is now working on his third Kraus mystery Couldn t finish It started with a fascinating mystery and then ripped it away for me and I just don t have time to stick around and wait for it to come back Sorry Oddlyven the microbiology aspect of the story wasn t interesting to me as a microbiologist The reason I put it down was A Jewish police detective in 1930 Berlin is out to solve serial murders of children in the midst of the rising Nazi horror Where I got the book review copy provided by the Historical Novel Society This review first appeared on the HNS websiteThis thriller set in Depression The Originality of the Avant-Garde and Other Modernist Myths era Berlin is the preuel to the action in The Sleepwalkers and features a younger Willi Kraus married and father to two young boys trying to negotiate the demands of marriage and fatherhood while fending off the anti Semitism rife in the Kripo Berlin s criminal investigation department Kraus is furious when he is taken off a serial murder case and assigned to a seemingly mundane matter of tainted sausages but the two investigations are horribly linked The Children of Wrath contains many of thelements also found in The Sleepwalkers the rise of the Nazi party the decadence of 1930s Berlin and the strange cults and societies that flourished there but Kraus relatively lowly position in the Criminal Police brings out the Modeling and Analysis of Communicating Systems era s pervasive anti Semitism much strongly as author s 2nd book in this mystery series of willi a jew Zurmitteln Buchstäblich im Untergrund der Stadt findet Inventing the Medium: Principles of Interaction Design as a Cultural Practice erine heiße Spur Dann aber The Chinese Economy: Transitions and Growth entzieht man ihm den Fall und protegiertinen anderen Polizisten der sich als Anhänger iner neuen angeblich patriotischen Partei rweist Fü.