Vienna Blood

Vienna Blood

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Random House, Inc.
The second in the Dr. Max Liebermann series, literature’s first psychoanalytic detective.

In the grip of a Siberian winter in 1902, a serial killer in Vienna embarks upon a bizarre campaign of murder. Vicious mutilation, a penchant for arcane symbols, and a seemingly random choice of victim are his most distinctive peculiarities. Detective Inspector Oskar Rheinhardt summons a young disciple of Freud - his friend Dr. Max Liebermann — to assist him with the case. The investigation draws them into the sphere of Vienna’s secret societies — a murky underworld of German literary scholars, race theorists, and scientists inspired by the new evolutionary theories coming out of England. At first, the killer’s mind seems impenetrable — his behaviour and cryptic clues impervious to psychoanalytic interpretation; however, gradually, it becomes apparent that an extraordinary and shocking rationale underlies his actions. . . .

Against this backdrop of mystery and terror, Liebermann struggles with his own demons. The treatment of a patient suffering from paranoia erotica (a delusion of love) and his own fascination with the enigmatic Englishwoman Amelia Lydgate raises doubts concerning the propriety of his imminent marriage. To resolve the dilemma, he must entertain the unthinkable — risking opprobrium and accusations of cowardice.

Baker & Taylor
In the sequel to "A Death in Vienna," 1902 Vienna is terrorized by a serial killer targeting prostitutes and leaving strange crosslike symbols in his wake, and Detective Oscar Rheinhardt and Dr. Max Liebermann reunite to find a murderer.

Blackwell North Amer
Vienna, 1902. Already in the grip of a brutal winter, the city faces the greatest menace of the new century: a serial killer. In a seemingly random pattern, a madman is murdering prostitutes, leaving strange crosslike symbols in his wake. The alarming series of slayings reunites Detective Oscar Rheinhardt, a specialist in new methods of detection, and Dr. Max Liebermann, an expert in Freudian psychology. With their combined skills, Rheinhardt and Liebermann hope to catch a fiend whose savage handiwork reminds them of the infamous and unsolved Jack the Ripper murders. But soon the investigation leads to Vienna's murky underworld, whose secret societies promise to disgorge an even darker evil.

Baker
& Taylor

In the sequel to A Death in Vienna, 1902 Vienna is terrorized by a serial killer targeting prostitutes and leaving strange crosslike symbols in his wake, and Detective Oscar Rheinhardt and Dr. Max Liebermann, an expert in Freudian psychology, reunite to find a murderer, following a trail that leads to the city's murky underworld and an even greater evil. Original. 15,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2007
Edition: Random House Trade paperback edition
Copyright Date: ©2006
ISBN: 9780812977769
0812977769
Branch Call Number: MYS Tallis, F 100.2 2007
Characteristics: 485 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm

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Oct 24, 2016

The second in the Dr. Max Liebermann series

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