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Thumbprint (A Sergeant Studer Mystery) [Kindle Edition]

Friedrich Glauser , Mike Mitchell
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Book Description

“It’s a fine example of the craft of detective writing in a period which some regard as the golden age of crime fiction.”—The Sunday Telegraph

The death of a traveling salesman appears to be an open and shut case. Studer is confronted with an obvious suspect and a confession to the murder. But nothing is what it seems. Envy, hatred, and the corrosive power of money lie just beneath the surface. Studer’s investigation soon splinters the glassy façade of Switzerland’s tidy villages and manicured forests.

Diagnosed a schizophrenic, addicted to morphine and opium, Friedrich Glauser spent the greater part of his life in psychiatric wards, insane asylums and prison. His acute observations conjure up a world of those at the margins of society.



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Friedrich Glauser was born in Vienna in 1896. Often referred to as the Swiss Simenon, he died aged forty-two a few days before he was due to be married. Diagnosed a schizophrenic, addicted to morphine...

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  • File Size: 1160 KB
  • Print Length: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Bitter Lemon Press (September 1, 2004)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002H9XTQO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #460,214 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Swiss Noir July 9, 2006
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Dear dirty middle Europe and the sad 1930s. Small-town Switzerland tightly depicted by a Swiss-Austrian addict experienced in the legal process. A tough, bright, crafty detective tangles with sly villagers. In the cynicism of its final vision, not your Miss Marple--much closer in style and viewpoint to the work of Jorg Fauser,a German writer who flourished in the 1980s. Try it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Efficient and entertaining April 5, 2007
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This is the first Glauser that I've read and I have to say I was very impressed. He describes people and places very well yet economically, always the telling detail but no more. His Seargent Studer is very sharp and realistic, too. I'm very interested to read more works by this author.
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