The Resource The Sinner

The Sinner

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The Sinner
Title
The Sinner
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Petra Hammesfahr ; translated from the German by John Brownjohn
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eng
Summary
“In this intelligent novel Hammesfahr has etched with precision the thoughts of a woman on the edge of madness.”—Der Spiegel Cora Bender killed a man. But why? What could have caused this quiet, lovable young mother to stab a stranger in the throat, again and again, until she was pulled off his body? For the local police it was an open-and-shut case. Cora confessed; there was no shortage of proof or witnesses. But Police Commissioner Rudolf Grovian refused to close the file and began his own maverick investigation. So begins the slow unraveling of Cora’s past, a harrowing descent into a woman’s private hell. Hailed as Germany’s Patricia Highsmith, Petra Hammesfahr has written a dark, spellbinding novel. At the top of the bestseller list, The Sinner has been reprinted sixteen times and sold over 760,000 copies at home. Translated into eleven languages, this is the first Hammesfahr title published in English. Petra Hammesfahr, born in 1951, left school at thirteen, became pregnant by an alcoholic at seventeen, and began writing novels at the age of forty. Her first thriller was turned down 159 times, but eventually success arrived. Hammesfahr has written over twenty crime and suspense novels. She also writes scripts for television and film. She is married with three children and lives near Cologne
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Cora Bender killed a man on a sunny summer afternoon in full view of her family and friends. But why? What could have caused this quiet, lovable young mother to stab a stranger in the throat, again and again, until she was pulled off his body? For the local police it was an open and shut case. But Police Commissioner Rudolf Grovian refused to close the file and started his own maverick investigation. So began the slow unravelling of Cora's past, a harrowing descent into a woman's private hell.
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Petra Hammesfahr
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no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Brownjohn, John
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Fiction / Thrillers
Target audience
adult
Label
The Sinner
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Publication
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ODILO:034300010576
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9781913394097
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optical disk
Label
The Sinner
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300010576
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781913394097
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Specific material designation
optical disk

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