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The Quiet Twin - pr_379819

The Quiet Twin

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Vienna, 1939. Professor Speckstein's dog has been brutally killed and he wants to know why. But these are uncharitable times and one must be careful where one probes... When an unexpected house call leads Doctor Beer to Speckstein's apartment, he finds himself in the bedroom of Zuzka, the professor's niece. Wide-eyed, flirtatious, and not detectably ill, Zuzka leads the young doctor to her window and opens up a view of their apartment block that Beer has never known. Across the shared courtyard there is nine-year-old Anneliese, the lonely daughter of an alcoholic. Five windows to the left lives a secretive mime who comes home late at night and keeps something - or someone - precious hidden from view. From the garret drifts the mournful sound of an Oriental's trumpet, and a basement door swings closed behind the building's inscrutable janitor. Does one of these enigmatic neighbours have blood on their hands? Doctor Beer, who has his own reasons for keeping his private life hidden from public scrutiny, reluctantly becomes embroiled in an enquiry that forces him to face the dark realities of Nazi rule.

Product code: 9781408821688

ISBN 9781408821688
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H198xW129xS23
No. Of Pages 384
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
A tale of
political paranoia, dangerous liaisons and defiant compassion, The Quiet
Twin is an unforgettable journey into a cityscape of totalitarian dread and
deception