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The Case Of The Lamp That Went Out

3.49  ·  Rating Details ·  84 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews present you this new edition. Joseph Muller, Secret Service detective of the Imperial Austrian police, is one of the great experts in his profession. In personality he differs greatly from other famous detectives. He has neither the impressive authority of Sherlock Holmes, nor the keen brilliancy of Monsieur Lecoq. Muller is a small, slight, plain-looking man, ...more
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Jul 21, 2015 John rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Too much to do between now and the end of the month, so this'll be quick . . .

Until recently, I knew nothing at all about the 19th-/early-20th-century Austrian writer Augusta/Auguste Groner and her series detective Joseph Muller, and I'd still be almost as ignorant had I not stumbled across her page on Project Gutenberg and a wonderfully informative page about her at biblodaze. Gutenberg has this novella and a few short stories; having read the novella, I'm now ettling to try the stories.

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Jan 01, 2009 Daniel rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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In "The Case of the Lamp That Went Out," Frau. Auguste Groner and Grace Isabel Colbron give us a detective a bit different than his predecessor Sherlock Holmes. Sherlock Holmes is brimming with self-confidence; Joseph Muller doubts his instincts with some regularity. Holmes has everyone's respect; Muller, despite a sterling record, has to repeatedly win his superiors' confidence. Holmes, while not completely lacking in feeling, cares far more about the facts of a criminal case than about the fee ...more
Nov 07, 2012 Scot rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This fin-de-siecle Viennese novel (first published in 1899) is charming for a few reasons. For one, it introduces us to the first detective hero of German literature, Joseph Mueller. It also offers insight into the struggle between codes of honor that had guided some in the upper classes when they run counter to the law as it has been established. Although Auguste Groner, the woman creating this fiction, had not reasoned out the best strategy for sharing clues without giving away their meaning s ...more
Katherine Rowland
Enjoyable, often beautifully written, even gentle by comparison with others in the same genre. The mystery itself was ho-hum (I'm easily flummoxed, but I had a reasonable certainty of the culprit from early on). Exposition was often clumsy, with little attempt made to fool the readers; more of a standard novel than a true detective novel.
Patricia Barille
Circumstances of mercy and integrity

The style of writing is delicate and lyrical. This book has no evil darkness, which propels the characteristics of humanism so lacking in today's cultural identification into the forefront. Pleasant read.
Nov 04, 2008 Nadya added it
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The Case of the Lamp that Went Out (Misteri Pembunuhan di Hietzing)
Augusta Groner & Grace Isabel Colborn
Yogyakarta: Quills Book Publisher, 2005
260 hal.
Rp. 27.500,00
Mar 14, 2013 Jim rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-books, 2013
Again, Muller is not Holmes nor is Groner able to compete with Doyle, the story is an easy enjoyable read with enough twists and turns to keep the reader interested.
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