menu

The Silent Death : A Gereon Rath Mystery
by Volker Kutscher and Niall Sellar




Overview -

THE BASIS FOR THE INTERNATIONAL TV SENSATION BABYLON BERLIN

" Kutscher's] trick is ingenious...He's created a portrati of an era through the lense of genre fiction."--The New York Times

Volker Kutscher, author of the international bestseller Babylon Berlin, continues his Gereon Rath Mystery series with The Silent Death as a police inspector investigates the crime and corruption of a decadent 1930s Berlin in the shadows of the growing Nazi movement.

March 1930: The film business is in a process of change. Talking films are taking over the silver screen and many a producer, cinema owner, and silent movie star is falling by the wayside.

Celebrated actress Betty Winter is hit by a spotlight while filming a talkie. At first it looks like an accident, but Superintendent Gereon Rath finds clues that point to murder. While his colleagues suspect the absconded lighting technician, Rath's investigations take him in a completely different direction, and he is soon left on his own.

Steering clear of his superior who wants him off the case, Rath's life gets more complicated when his father asks him to help Cologne mayor Konrad Adenauer with a case of blackmail, and ex-girlfriend Charly tries to renew their relationship--all while tensions between Nazis and Communists escalate to violence.

  Read Full Product Description
 
local_shippingFor Delivery
On Order. Usually ships in 2-4 weeks
FREE Shipping for Club Members help
 
storeBuy Online Pickup At Store
search store by zipcode

 
 
New & Used Marketplace 23 copies from $4.68
 
 
 
 

More About The Silent Death by Volker Kutscher; Niall Sellar

 
 
 

Overview

THE BASIS FOR THE INTERNATIONAL TV SENSATION BABYLON BERLIN

" Kutscher's] trick is ingenious...He's created a portrati of an era through the lense of genre fiction."--The New York Times

Volker Kutscher, author of the international bestseller Babylon Berlin, continues his Gereon Rath Mystery series with The Silent Death as a police inspector investigates the crime and corruption of a decadent 1930s Berlin in the shadows of the growing Nazi movement.

March 1930: The film business is in a process of change. Talking films are taking over the silver screen and many a producer, cinema owner, and silent movie star is falling by the wayside.

Celebrated actress Betty Winter is hit by a spotlight while filming a talkie. At first it looks like an accident, but Superintendent Gereon Rath finds clues that point to murder. While his colleagues suspect the absconded lighting technician, Rath's investigations take him in a completely different direction, and he is soon left on his own.

Steering clear of his superior who wants him off the case, Rath's life gets more complicated when his father asks him to help Cologne mayor Konrad Adenauer with a case of blackmail, and ex-girlfriend Charly tries to renew their relationship--all while tensions between Nazis and Communists escalate to violence.


 

Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781250187017
  • ISBN-10: 125018701X
  • Publisher: Picador USA
  • Publish Date: September 2018
  • Page Count: 448
  • Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.4 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.75 pounds

Series: Gereon Rath Mystery #2

Related Categories

 

BAM Customer Reviews