Friday, March 23, 2012

An Atmospheric Historical/Detective Mystery

A Death in Vienna
by Frank Tallis

Genre: Adult Historical Fiction/ Detective Fiction: Mystery

Review: Inspector Rheinhardt and his colleague Max Liebermann do more than play the works of Schubert together. They solve crimes in turn-of-the-century Vienna. Max is an early psychoanalyst/psychiatrist and Rheinhardt calls on him for his keen insight into human behavior. How will they solve an "impossible" mystery involving a locked door, a disappearing bullet, and a medium known for her beauty as much as for her spiritualist skills?

I loved the descriptions of Vienna and the side-notes about the history of psychology. An intriguing first book in what will be an absorbing series!

Warning: Parts of this book were slightly scary and creepy, including the autopsies. Not children, teens, or the faint of heart! 

Song to Read By: "Hungarian Dance" #1 by Brahms (this song was mentioned in the book)

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