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Death In Breslau by Marek Krajewski
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Sep 21, 2010

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Starting with a stylishly decadent cover, knife-edged narration, a macabre murder and a couple twisted detectives, this book promised more than it delivered. Krajewski kept my attention almost to the end, when the plot more or less imploded. Still, it's a sharp cut above the usual hard-boiled policier.

I particularly enjoyed the setting in 1930s Breslau - which inevitably reminds mystery addicts of Philip Kerr's Bernie Gunther novels, or the espionage/romances of Alan Furst. Krajewski survives the comparison, with a cynical laugh. His characters make the others look soft.

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