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The Murder Farm

Andrea Maria Schenkel

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ISBN 10: 1847243665 / ISBN 13: 9781847243669
Published by Quercus, London, 2008
Condition: As New Hardcover
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Unread Pristine Book in Excellent Dust Jacket that is in a Protective Mylar Cover. No marks, no bumps, no sunning, no clips. A 1st Printing. This book shipped securely packaged and in a sturdy box. "Translated from the German by Anthea Bell". ".an outstanding debut crime novel - part testimony, part prayer, a dialogue between the living and the dead, the innocent and the guilty." Wonderful Collector's Copy. Bookseller Inventory # 002130

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Title: The Murder Farm

Publisher: Quercus, London

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition

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A whole family has been murdered with a pickaxe. They were old Danner the farmer, an overbearing patriarch; his put-upon devoutly religious wife; and their daughter Barbara Spangler, whose husband Vincenz left her after fathering her daughter little Marianne. She also had a son, two-year-old Josef, apparently the result of her affair with local farmer Georg Hauer after his wife's death from cancer. Hauer himself claimed paternity. Also murdered was the Danners' new maidservant, Marie, who was regarded as slightly simple. The Murder Farm is an unconventional detective story. The author interweaves testament from the villagers, an oblique view of the murderer, occasional third-person narrative pieces and passages of pious devotion. Officially the crime is unsolved, the narrator leaves the village unaware of the truth, only the reader is able to reach the shattering conclusion.

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Andrea Maria Schenkel lives with her family near Regensburg, in Bavaria, Germany. On publication in Germany, Tannod won first place in the German Crime Prize as well as the Friedrich-Glauser Prize.

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