9781612193427

THE MINOTAUR’S HEAD

An Inspector Mock Investigation

Marek Krajewski (Author), Danusia Stok (Translator) , &

The fourth volume in the Inspector Eberhard Mock Quintet, the series called “As Noir as it gets” by the The Independent.

Breslau, 1939: When Captain Eberhard Mock is called from his New Year’s Eve revelries to attend a particularly grisly crime scene, his notoriously robust stomach is turned.

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The fourth volume in the Inspector Eberhard Mock Quintet, the series called “As Noir as it gets” by the The Independent.

Breslau, 1939: When Captain Eberhard Mock is called from his New Year’s Eve revelries to attend a particularly grisly crime scene, his notoriously robust stomach is turned. A young girl—and suspected spy—has been found dead in her hotel room, the flesh torn from her cheek by her assailant’s teeth. Ill at ease with the increasingly open integration of SS, Gestapo, and police, Mock is relieved to be assigned to liaise with officers in Lvov, Poland, where a series of similar crimes—as yet unsolved—cast a long shadow over the town.

In Lvov, he joins the ongoing investigation conducted by Commissioner Popielksi, a fellow classicist who relies on a highly unorthodox method of deduction. Meanwhile, Popielski is worried about the behavior of his only daughter, Rita. Unbeknownst to her father, she has started receiving letters from an ardent secret admirer.

Eberhard Mock—older, a little wiser, but still a libertine at heart and equally at home in the underworld as in the ranks of authority—once again confirms his position as the most outrageous and unpredictable detective in crime fiction. The Minotaur’s Head is a stunning conclusion to the series.

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ISBN: 9781612193427

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About Marek Krajewski (Author)

Marek Krajewski is an award-winning Polish crime writer and linguist. He is best known for his series of five Chandleresque novels set in pre-war Wroclaw (which was, at the time, Breslau) with the policeman Eberhard Mock as the protagonist. These novels have been translated into 14 languages: English, French, German, and Italian, among others.

Danusia Stok is the translator of all five books in the Inspector Mock series, as well as The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski.

Praise

Move over Scandinavian noir, here comes the Polish gumshoe . . . Marek Krajewski, whose retro series starring Inspector Eberhard Mock has been published in over 20 languages . . . has mined his country’s past for his popular historical thrillers.”—The New York Times

As noir as they get.”—The Independent