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Vienna Blood By Frank Tallis

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In the grip of a Siberian winter in 1902, a serial killer in Vienna embarks upon a bizarre campaign of murder. Vicious mutilation, a penchant for arcane symbols, and a seemingly random choice of victim are his most distinctive peculiarities. Detective Inspector Oskar Rheinhardt summons his friend Dr Max Liebermann - to assist him with the case.

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Vienna Blood by Frank Tallis

In the grip of a Siberian winter in 1902, a serial killer in Vienna embarks upon a bizarre campaign of murder. Vicious mutilation, a penchant for arcane symbols, and a seemingly random choice of victim are his most distinctive peculiarities. Detective Inspector Oskar Rheinhardt summons a young disciple of Freud - his friend Dr. Max Liebermann - to assist him with the case. The investigation draws them into the sphere of Vienna's secret societies - a murky underworld of German literary scholars, race theorists, and scientists inspired by the new evolutionary theories coming out of England. At first, the killer's mind seems impenetrable - his behaviour and cryptic clues impervious to psychoanalytic interpretation; however, gradually, it becomes apparent that an extraordinary and shocking rationale underlies his actions ...Against this backdrop of mystery and terror, Liebermann struggles with his own demons. The treatment of a patient suffering from paranoia erotica and his own fascination with the enigmatic Englishwoman Amelia Lydgate raise doubts concerning the propriety of his imminent marriage. To resolve the dilemma, he must entertain the unthinkable - risking disgrace and accusations of cowardice.

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Praise for "Mortal Mischief:
"An intriguing, impressive achievement -- puts the psychological back into crime and written by a real expert."
-Oliver James
"Smart detection and a mouthwatering view of Viennese cafe society . . . good prospects for the Liebermann series, of which this is book number one."
-Literary Review

"From the Trade Paperback edition.


Praise for "Mortal Mischief":
"An intriguing, impressive achievement -- puts the psychological back into crime and written by a real expert."
-Oliver James
"Smart detection and a mouthwatering view of Viennese cafe society . . . good prospects for the Liebermann series, of which this is book number one."
-Literary Review

"From the Trade Paperback edition."


Praise for "Mortal Mischief"
"An intriguing, impressive achievement -- puts the psychological back into crime and written by a real expert."
-Oliver James

"Smart detection and a mouthwatering view of Viennese cafe society . . . good prospects for the Liebermann series, of which this is book number one."
-Literary Review


"From the Trade Paperback edition."

About Frank Tallis


Frank Tallis is a writer and pracitising clinical psychologist. He has published seven non-fiction books (including Changing Minds: The History of Psychotherapy as an Answer to Human Suffering and Hidden Minds: A History of the Unconscious). He has also written two novels; Killing Time and Sensing Others, both published by Penguin. In 1999 he received a Writers' Award from the Arts Council of Great Britain and in 2000 he won the New London Writers' Award (London Arts Board). Love Sick was published by Century in 2004. He lives and works in London.

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GOR001215650
Vienna Blood by Frank Tallis
Frank Tallis
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Cornerstone
2006-05-04
480
1844136043
9781844136049
N/A
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