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Death and the maiden, Frank Tallis

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Death and the maiden
Title
Death and the maiden
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Frank Tallis
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eng
Summary
It's Vienna 1903. An operatic diva, Ida Rosenkrantz, is found dead in her luxurious villa. It appears that she has taken an overdose of morphine, but a broken rib, discovered during autopsy, suggests other and more sinister possibilities. Detective Inspector Oskar Rheinhardt seeks the assistance of his young friend, the psychoanalyst Dr. Max Liebermann, and they begin their inquiries at Vienna's majestic opera house, where its director, Gustav Mahler, is struggling to maintain a pure artistic vision while threatened on all sides by pompous bureaucrats, vainglorious singers, and a hostile press
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"Frank Tallis, acclaimed author of the Edgar Award-nominated Vienna Secrets, returns with a new and masterfully woven tale full of deceit, love, and rich mystery. Set in fin de siecle Vienna, it's perfect for fans of Boris Akunin, Alan Furst, and David Liss. Ida Rosenkranz is top diva at the Vienna Opera, but she's gone silent for good after an apparent laudanum overdose. Learning of her professional rivalries and her scandalous affairs with older men, Detective Inspector Oskar Rheinhardt and Dr. Max Liebermann suspect foul play instead. Their investigation leads them into dark and dangerous conflicts with Gustav Mahler, the opera's imperious director, who is himself the target of a poison pen campaign, and Karl Lueger, Vienna's powerful and anti-Semitic mayor. As the peril escalates, Rheinhardt grows further into his role as family man, while Liebermann finds himself at odds with his inamorata, Amelia, who's loosening both her corset and her tongue in the new feminist movement. PRAISE FOR FRANK TALLIS'S VIENNA THRILLERS "[A] captivating historical series."--The New York Times Book Review "[A] riveting read. with well researched and wonderfully imagined period detail."--The Guardian (U.K.), on Vienna Twilight "Chock-full of tantalizing elements."--The Austin Chronicle, on Vienna Secrets "Engrossing. immensely satisfying."--The Boston Globe, on Fatal Lies"--
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10146038
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Tallis, Frank
Dewey number
823.92
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no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
Series statement
Liebermann papers
Series volume
0006
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  • Liebermann, Max (Fictitious character)
  • Police
  • Rheinhardt, Oskar (Fictitious character)
  • Psychoanalysts
  • Austria
Target audience
adult
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a Max Liebermann mystery
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Death and the maiden, Frank Tallis
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Publication
Control code
000046686230
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
374 p.
Isbn
9781846053573
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(pbk.)
Label
Death and the maiden, Frank Tallis
Publication
Control code
000046686230
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
374 p.
Isbn
9781846053573
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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