Fatal Lies (Liebermann Papers #3)
Vienna, 1903. In the rambling hillside edifice that is St. Florian’s military school, a young cadet is found dead, his body lacerated with razor wounds. Once again, Inspector Oskar Rheinhardt calls on his friend — and di...more
In my review of A Death In Vienna, I remarked that more than a few of Tallis’...more
The heart of the mystery is the machinations a small group of cadets led by Kiefer Wolf, a precocious underclassman. They are attending a private boys' school, Saint Florian, that is replete with ancient traditions and eccentric teachers. It...more
Liebermann has an important role in interviewing w...more
This story takes place in a boys school where students are programmed with the "wisdom" of Nietzsche just a bit too enthusiastically. Taking his work as not just justification, but almost a demand for bullying, some students are inflicting a reign of terror on the outcasts, t...more
Reviewers found Fatal Lies to be a thoroughly satisfying follow-up to the previous books in Tallis's series. As usual, they enjoyed Tallis's work not only for his still-rewarding device of a psychoanalytic amateur detective but also for his meticulously detailed depiction of fin-de-si_
In this installment, Rheinhardt is called upon to solve the suspicious death of a...more
I was really shocked. The way Liebermann discovers this fact is amazing. I love Liebermann and his conjectures.
Liebermann continues to fight his feelings for Amelia. The man who is seen with Amelia by Max is not her lover, as Max thought but he is in fact her half brother. (another shocking twist)
I would like to have seen the author explore...more
This is such a good series combining strong plot, effective characterisations and such a well-realised period setting. Tallis' writes well and carries the story along at a good pace. He always takes time to explain the psychoanalytic theory and practices in clear language.
This was slightly different to the previous two in not having such an esoteric plot (spiritualism and secret societies) though did involve international espionage and the closed world of a military academy.
Dr. Frank Tallis is a writer and clinical psychologist. He has held lecturing posts in clinical psychology and neuroscience at the Institute of Psychiatry and King's College, London. He has written self help manuals (How to Stop Worrying, Understanding Obsessions and Compulsions) non-fiction for the general reader (Changing Minds, Hidden Minds, Love Sick), academic text books and o...more