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A grain of truth, Zygmunt Miloszewski

Label
A grain of truth
Title
A grain of truth
Statement of responsibility
Zygmunt Miloszewski
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A woman's body is found outside a synagogue in a small town in Poland, her throat slashed in what looks like a ritual murder.
  • PRAISE FOR ENTANGLEMENT (978-1904738-442) "Miloszewski takes an engaging look at modern Polish society in this stellar first in a new series starring Warsaw prosecutor Teodor Szacki. Readers will want to see more of the complex, sympathetic Szacki." Publishers Weekly "ENTANGLEMENT has everything I want from a thriller. It opens with a murder and quickly develops into a fast-moving and tightly plotted whodunit with a host of colourful characters and vivid descriptions of contemporary Cracow. But it's the unsatisfactory personal life and emotional turmoil of its hero, State Prosecutor Teodor Szacki that steal centre stage." Oxford Times
Biographical or historical data
Zygmunt MiAoszewski, was born in Warsaw in 1975. His first novel, The Intercom, was published in 2005 to high acclaim. In 2006 he published The Adder Mountains, in 2010 the crime novel 'Entanglement' and this year its sequel, 'A Grain of Truth'.
Cataloging source
UK-WkNB
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1976-
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Miloszewski, Zygmunt
Dewey number
AF
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
Series statement
Polish State Prosecutor Szacki investigates
Series volume
2
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  • Detective and mystery stories
  • Women
  • Murder
  • Crime
  • Sandomierz (Poland)
Summary expansion
It is spring 2009, and prosecutor Szacki is no longer working in Warsaw - he has said goodbye to his family and to his career in the capital and moved to Sandomierz, a picturesque town full of churches and museums. Hoping to start a "brave new life", Szacki instead finds himself investigating a strange murder case in surroundings both alien and unfriendly. The victim is found brutally murdered, her body drained of blood. The killing bears the hallmarks of legendary Jewish ritual slaughter, prompting a wave of anti-Semitic paranoia in the town, where everyone knows everyone. The murdered woman's husband is bereft, but when Szacki discovers that she had a lover, the husband becomes the prime suspect. Before there's time to arrest him, he is found murdered in similar circumstances. In his investigation Szacki must wrestle with the painful tangle of Polish-Jewish relations and something that happened more than sixty years earlier
Target audience
general
Label
A grain of truth, Zygmunt Miloszewski
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Paperback
Control code
9781908524027
Dimensions
20x13x2 cm.
Extent
367 p.
Isbn
9781908524027
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
A grain of truth, Zygmunt Miloszewski
Publication
Note
Paperback
Control code
9781908524027
Dimensions
20x13x2 cm.
Extent
367 p.
Isbn
9781908524027
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Specific material designation
regular print

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