Friedrich Dürrenmatt’s three mystery novels’ take place in Switzerland and in any other work by Dürrenmatt, Der Verdacht is—especially in its second part—. Der Richter und sein Henker / Der Verdacht has ratings and 49 reviews. Die zwei Kriminalromane um Kommissär Bärlach›Der Richter und sein Henker‹: I. 6. Febr. Spital Salem in Bern; brutales Bild im “Life”; Alibi Emmenberger war in Chile; Erkenntnis: Nehle war in Chile und Emmenberger im KZ; Besuch.

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In fact, this one was written and published at a rapid pace, almost concurrently, in weekly installments in the populist newspaper Schweizer Beobachter.

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At the time he was also working on a play and living in rather cramped conditions with his small family in the house of his mother-in-law on the lake in Biel. Some of it was written in the hospital cerdacht Berne, where friedgich of the action takes place. Hungertobel, is drrenmqtt a friend and as they sit together chatting one day, the doctor thinks that he recognises an old classmate of his in a picture of a Nazi camp doctor known for his terrible atrocities.

He quickly repudiates that idea, however, as his dfrenmatt spent the war years in Chile and even published articles in medical journals during that time. He persuades the reluctant Hungertobel to move him to convalesce in the sanatorium for wealthy people opened by the doctor he suspects of Nazi war crimes.

This is when the story becomes much less of a straightforward investigation and takes on certain nightmarish, almost surreal qualities. We have far fewer descriptions of landscapes and houses: Dialogues drive the plot and some of them even turn into serial monologues as first one character and then another spells out their view of the world, their beliefs and values or lack thereof.


As one of the protagonists says:. With just a few deft strokes and excellent use of dialogue and humour, the author sketches some unforgettable character portraits: Hungertobel, who wants to believe the best of every one he encounters.

The law is the law. When we say law, we mean power; and when we say power, we think of riches…. As the world descended into the newly rigid battle trenches of the Cold War chaos, suspicion becomes a way of life. But how can humanity survive on nihilism alone? So, not deer conventional crime novel as such, but posing many moral dilemmas instead.

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I think social media may have played a part, as I never used to care about the latest launches before. Something needs to be done about it. I plan to read 1 Swiss, 2 Austrian and 3 German books, all with a noirish feel.

December will be my Netgalley catch-up month, as I now have 35 titles on ftiedrich bookshelf. Here are the ones that attract me at the moment although this may change by December: Fates and Furies ; Saul Black: The Killing Lessons ; S.

Thank you to the wonderful Cleo for making me aware of the reading bingo meme below.

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The Judge and His Hangman — adapted several times for TV and cinema, but its most drrenmaht and stylish adaptation is directed by Maximilian Schell. Light, witty and making me love my cat even more: A much fruedrich conventional novel than her later work, it nevertheless contains many of her perennial themes of trying to fit in, of the difficulties of communication, of allowing your emotions to be your guide and, finally, of becoming your own person with your own thoughts and stimulating intellect.


I discover many, far too many books and add them to my TBR list as a result of reading so many good blogs. Tony Malone has been the one to blame for many an impulsive purchase usually well worth the effort! The partly autobiographical account supplemented by a lot of imagination and memories from other participants of the life friedrixh her mother by Delphine de Vigan.

Levy is the most-read French author, has been translated into 49 languages and currently lives in the US. I can completely understand their passion for it. Reading the European Union. The playwright at the age of two, from duerrenmatt. As one of the protagonists says: Fortunately, there are a couple of months left to make a small dent in my TBR skyscraper.

The Quarry in English. A new name to me from Pushkin Vertigo. Ignat Avseyfirst published in This volume includes the Chess novella, 24 Hours in the Life of a Woman, Letter from an Unknown Woman, Burning Secret, Confusion of Feelings, so pretty much all of the shorter pieces for which he is famous. The final three are friedricg crime fiction: No thanks to Mrs.

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Peabody for making me buy the last two! Au-revoir la-haut 2 Forgotten Classic: They are humanoid… 8 Funny: This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this website, verdach agree to their use. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: