By Will Boisvert
Updated January 04, 2008 at 05:00 AM EST
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Vienna Blood

type
  • Book

In 1902, Vienna’s Inspector Oskar Rheinhardt investigates a massacre in a brothel marked by a bloody swastika. Helping out, as in 2007’s A Death in Vienna, is Jewish psychiatrist Max Liebermann, who fends off a crazed swordsman by asking about his relationship with his mother.

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Vienna Blood

type
  • Book
genre
author
  • Frank Tallis
publisher
  • Random House

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