Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Selbs Mord (Selb, #3)” as Want to Read:
Selbs Mord (Selb, #3)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Selbs Mord (Gerhard Selb #3)

3.49  ·  Rating Details  ·  239 Ratings  ·  20 Reviews
Ein Auftrag, der den Auftraggeber eigentlich nicht interessieren kann. Der auch Selb im Grunde nicht interessiert und in den er sich doch immer tiefer verstrickt. Merkwürdige Dinge ereignen sich in einer alteingesessenen Schwetzinger Privatbank. Die Spur des Geldes führt Selb in den Osten, nach Cottbus, in die Niederlagen der Nachwendezeit. Ein Kriminalroman über ein Kapit ...more
Paperback, 270 pages
Published April 1st 2003 by Diogenes (first published 2001)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Selbs Mord, please sign up.

Popular Answered Questions

Joanna Yes, it has been translated by Peter Constantine and published in paperback by Phoenix as "Self's Murder".

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 416)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
orsodimondo
I CONTI DEL PASSATO
Un po’ tenue e leggero per il mio gusto, più televisivo che cinematografico, gradevole ma a tratti prolisso – come succedeva nella serialità d’antan c’è più cura per l’atmosfera e l’intreccio che per la caratterizzazione dei personaggi, che viene data per acquisita, almeno per quelli fissi.
Il finale è un punto a favore, non c’è il solito bisogno di concludere con 2+2=4.
Il passato nazista non è completamente sepolto – la Germania Est e la sua gente dopo 28 anni di muro e 44 di
...more
Craig Sisterson
Bernhard Schlink is the author of a series of award-winning crime novels starring Gerhard Self, a senior citizen private detective with a fondness for sweet cigarettes and liqueurs.

In this latest adventure, Self is lured out of retirement by Welker, the mysterious head of a longstanding private bank, who has a seemingly simple request for the aging investigator: find out the identity of a former secret partner in the family business. But as Self investigates, and comes face to face with his own
...more
Johann Guenther
May 28, 2011 Johann Guenther rated it liked it
SCHLINK, Bernhard: „Selbs Mord“, Zürich 2003
Der dritte Teil einer Trilogie mit Selb dem Privatdetektiven. Diesmal arbeitet er für einen Privatbanker, der von einem Ziehbruder erpresst wurde. Dieser Sohn einer russischen Mutter machte Geldwäscherei mit der Bank und erpresste den Besitzer. Durch einen Zufall kam der Privatdetektiv Selb in diesen Fall, indem er mit einer Nebensache beauftragt wurde, um dann in den wahren Fall einzusteigen. Seine Freunde – ein pensionierter Polizist und ein Spitalsa
...more
Chris
Oct 10, 2009 Chris rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery-germany
Much like in Self's Punishment Self is again hired by someone with either a secret or an ulterior motive. This time instead of an acquaintance hiring him it's a serendipitous meeting in the snow which leads to an archival job that masks another dicovery into the former Communist East Germany and ultimately leads back to the Nazi past. Schlink does a superb job of capturing a man pondering his life, wondering if he has made a difference, done anything, knowing which battles to fight, and trying t ...more
Ingrid
Mar 05, 2016 Ingrid rated it it was ok
Die Beschreibung auf dem Cover ließ mich auf einen Krimi hoffen. Leider hat sich der Autor nicht entscheiden können, was er nun schreibt. Jedes Mal, wenn sich ein Handlungsfaden entwickelt hat, wurde der brutal durch ein neue Kapitel abgewürgt. Also wechselte die Kriminalgeschichte mit Rückblicken auf eigene Versäumnisse und das Leben überhaupt.
Das Gegreine über das Alter hat mich auch nur genervt. Ich war versucht dem Auto oder seiner Figur zu sagen, daß er die Chance verpaßt hat, jung zu sterb
...more
Laurent Szklarz
nice enough read but the author's detective novels are incomparable in quality with his other work
Mti Librarian
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Timbo
Feb 23, 2014 Timbo marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
English edition
Timbo
Feb 23, 2014 Timbo marked it as to-read
German edition
Simge Perçin
Aug 06, 2014 Simge Perçin rated it liked it
Almanya'nın ve Selbs'in geçmişine yapılan göndermeler kitabın en güzel yanı. Yani flashbacklerine hayran kaldım ama "şimdiki zaman" entrikaları zayıf ve ilginçlikten uzak.
Guillermo Jiménez
Este es mi primer libro sobre el ex-fiscal y ahora detective Selb, así como también de este notable autor alemán, que se granjeó buena crítica con 'El lector'.

Se suele colocar a Schlink entre los autores del resurgimiento de la literatura de detectives, de lo neo-policiaco y es más que merecida esta etiqueta al lado de autores como Tim Krabbe o Giorgio Todde.
Johara Almogbel
I liked it more towards the end than in the beginning. I might check out the earlier installations for the same character, they might be better. (or it might be more... flowing in german, which I think is the original language.)
Joanna
I did not really enjoy this and probably will not get any more books by this author from the library. It was well-written and Gerhard was a believable character but the ending was more ambiguous than I liked.
Clare Havens
Haven't read any German (in translation!) fiction before but I picked this up at the library and am getting intrigued! 70 year old PI investigating in Germany ...
Sally D
Feb 03, 2010 Sally D rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Schlink is the author of "THe Reader". This mystery is not nearly as compelling. The translation from German is awkward. The punctuation freaks me out.
Tobi
Mar 31, 2012 Tobi rated it liked it
Erst zum Ende des Buches findet Schlink wieder zur Form des ersten Buches zurück. Davor zieht es sich etwas und ist im Vergleich zu Selbs Justiz humorlos.
Martina
Sep 22, 2009 Martina rated it liked it
... that i actually CAN like criminal novels and that lawyers can be exeptional good authors (when it comes to fiction)!!!
Dysmonia Kuiper
Jan 10, 2013 Dysmonia Kuiper rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: the-352
Apparently part of a series, another volume of which I previously read. Totally jumped the shark with this one.
Lizbuf
Found this quite hard going for the first half, but enjoyed the main character.
Silke
Jun 26, 2010 Silke rated it it was amazing
Shelves: adult-deutsch
Eines der Besten.
Jesper
Jesper rated it it was ok
Jun 27, 2016
Rianna Rowsell
Rianna Rowsell rated it it was ok
Jun 18, 2016
Geo
Geo rated it liked it
Jun 12, 2016
Sebastian
Sebastian marked it as to-read
Jun 10, 2016
Martin
Martin marked it as to-read
Jun 05, 2016
Clare
Clare added it
May 11, 2016
Buzzerbeat
Buzzerbeat rated it really liked it
May 31, 2016
Hakan Oz
Hakan Oz marked it as to-read
Apr 24, 2016
Efflorescence
Efflorescence marked it as to-read
Apr 22, 2016
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 13 14 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • More Beer
  • Unholy Awakening (Hanno Stiffeniis, #4)
  • Schweigeminute
  • Stettin Station (John Russell, #3)
  • Bunker
  • More From the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency: Blue Shoes and Happiness / The Good Husband of Zebra Drive
  • The Ice Cradle
  • Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Stories
  • When One Man Dies (Jackson Donne, #1)
  • Let The Dead Lie (Detective Emmanuel Cooper, #2)
  • Stolen Lives (Jade de Jong, #2)
  • Antonio im Wunderland
  • Unterm Birnbaum
  • The Case of the Postponed Murder
  • Seven Complete Nero Wolfe Novels (The Silent Speaker, Might As Well Be Dead / If Death Ever Slept / Three at Wolfe's Door / Gambit / Please Pass the Guilt/ A Family Affair)
  • Death Vows (Donald Strachey, #9)
  • A Touch of Mortality (Mitchell and Markby Village, #9)
2894
Bernhard Schlink is a German jurist and writer. He became a judge at the Constitutional Court of the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia in 1988 and has been a professor of public law and the philosophy of law at Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany since January 2006.

His career as a writer began with several detective novels with a main character named Selb--a play on the German word for "sel
...more
More about Bernhard Schlink...

Other Books in the Series

Gerhard Selb (3 books)
  • Self's Punishment (Gerhard Self #1)
  • Self's Deception (Gerhard Self #2)

Share This Book



No trivia or quizzes yet. Add some now »