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The Bridge of Sighs: A Novel

Steinhauer, Olen

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ISBN 10: 0312302452 / ISBN 13: 9780312302450
Published by St. Martin's Minotaur, 2003
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Signed first US (and true first) edition/first printing of author's first novel, which was nominated for the MWA Edgar for Best First Mystery. Steinhauer writes like a noir angel, and his cycle of crime novels set in an unnamed (Romania?) Eastern bloc capital as it evolves after the war is superb. Pristine copy in like dustwrapper is signed directly to title page. Bookseller Inventory # 1209040005

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Title: The Bridge of Sighs: A Novel

Publisher: St. Martin's Minotaur

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed

Edition: First Edition.

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It's August, 1948, three years after the Russians "liberated" the nation from German Occupation. But the Red Army still patrols the capital's rubble-strewn streets, and the ideals of the Revolution are but memories. Twenty-two-year-old Detective Emil Brod finally gets his chance to serve his country, investigating murder for the People's Militia.

The first victim is a state songwriter, but the facts point to a political motive. Emil would like to investigate further, but his colleagues in Homicide are suspicious or silent: He is on his own in this new, dangerous world.

The Bridge of Sighs launches a unique series of crime novels featuring a cast of characters in an ever-evolving landscape, the politically volatile terrain of Eastern Europe in the second half of the 20th century. The Bridge of Sighs is a 2004 Edgar Award Nominee for Best First Novel.

About the Author:

Olen Steinhauer wrote The Bridge of Sighs while on a Fullbright Fellowship in Romania. Originally from Texas, he currently lives with his wife in Florence, Italy.

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