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- ASIN : B007AED4V6
- Publisher : Max Crime; Revised edition (June 7, 2010)
- Publication date : June 7, 2010
- Language : English
- File size : 795 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 288 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1844549283
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,736,684 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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As I listen I.can imagine the people and places well. This book would convert well into a movie screenplay.
Really an interesting read and I can't wait to get back to the audiobook in my car stereo to hear the ending!
In this novel, Friedrich Stechler is a former Detective Inspector in the Bavarian Kriminalpolizei. Fritz is a combat veteran from World War I. He was married to Gisela and had one son, Wilhelm; both died after the war.
Annie Pohlmann is an American who interviews Fritz for her doctoral dissertation. She wants to know how he solved the Demmelmayer case.
Adolf Hitler was the leader of NSDAP, the National Socialist German Workers Party. He is the uncle of Geli.
Angela Maria Raubal is the twenty-three year old niece of Hitler. Geli was living with her uncle at the time of her death.
In this story, Annie has come to Fritz to determine how his mind worked during the Demmelmayer case. Instead, he tells her about the Raubal homicide. She is reluctant to consider another crime, but he says that the case was much more difficult than the Demmelmayer incident.
Fritz arrived at the crime scene knowing only that a woman had died. The Schutzpolizei direct him to Hitler's second floor apartment. Fritz finds traces of blood on the carpet runner leading to a bedroom. There he finds a huge blood stain, but no body.
The body had been missing when the first policeman arrived. The occupants of the apartment claimed that the girl had committed suicide. Yet the gun that she supposedly used to kill herself was also missing.
Soon Fritz discovered that the Bavarian Minister of Justice had called the death a suicide. The coroner had seen the body and declared it a suicide. The body had been shipped to Vienna for burial.
Fritz is not allowed to conduct a full investigation. Yet he questions several people and receives conflicting information. The sequence of events is unclear.
This tale is based on an actual occurrence. Hitler's niece died in his apartment within Munich. The Bavarian Minister of Justice declared it a suicide and closed the case. But the investigation recounted in this story did not happen.
This novel is fiction. The conclusions are speculations, not fact. Yet none know what really happened in Hitler's apartment. This story describes one possibility.
One thinks that the story is more about the conditions within Germany at that time than about a murder. Hitler was a symptom, not a cause. The German people were starving and their money was worthless. They were looking for someone to show them the way to prosperity and Hitler promised to lead them to it.
Highly recommended for Rusch fans and for anyone else who enjoys tales of historical fiction, police procedurals, and personal pain. Read and consider!