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Children of Wrath

Fiction: Mystery / Thriller / Suspense
Unabridged   12.25 hour(s)
Publication date: 04/10/2012

Children of Wrath

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Audio CD ISBN:9781611748451
Digital Download ISBN:9781611748468


Willi Kraus, the celebrated WWI hero and detective, returns in this prequel to the critically acclaimed The Sleepwalkers with the story of how he became the most famous Jewish Detective in Germany in the fading days of the Weimar Republic.

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Product Description

On the same day that the stock market crashes in New York in 1929, the dark underside of Berlin flushes to the surface in the form of a burlap sack spewed by floodwaters from the city sewer system. What it contains calls Jewish Detective Willi Kraus to investigate perhaps the most vicious criminal heretofore known.


“Brilliant . . . . Kraus . . . is an attractively complex lead. [For] fans of cerebral murder mysteries.”
      —Publishers Weekly [starred review]

“To call this book enjoyable or satisfying feels wrong, because the deeds are so ugly. But it’s terrifying and worthy. Human nature has never looked so raw.”
      —Kirkus Reviews [starred review]

“Grossman brings Willi and Weimar Berlin vividly to life in this gripping mystery. This should thrill readers of procedural and forensic crime fiction as well as those interested in this time period.”
      —Library Journal

“All-stops-out action scenes . . . melded with a subtle and fascinating look at Jews in Berlin just before the Nazi menace took hold for good.”

“Invokes the past in a masterful and authentic way. . . . [His first novel] received many accolades, and Grossman proves [that] was no fluke.”
      —Associate Press

“This is a complex, multi-layered, and beautifully written novel that does an equally fine job of telling a tale and providing historical context.”
      —Jewish Book World

Author Bio

PAUL GROSSMAN is a long time teacher of writing and literature at Hunter College.

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