Children of Wrath (Google eBook)

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Macmillan, Feb 28, 2012 - Fiction - 336 pages
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Willi Kraus, the celebrated WWI and detective, returns in this prequel story about how he became the most famous Jewish Detective in Germany in the days of the Weimar Republic In Paul Grossman's Children of Wrath Willi Kraus tackles the case of the Kinderfresser, the vicious Child-Eater of Berlin.  Turning the clock back two years from The Sleepwalkers, the story starts out in the fall of 1929, the last days of prosperity.  Berlin is deep in the throes of a giddy rush to forget its troubled past.  But the same day the stock market crashes in New York, the dark underside of the German capital flushes to the surface in the form of a burlap sack spewed by floodwaters from the city sewer system.  When Willi is called to investigate and discovers the sack is full of children’s bones with teeth marks on them--and a bible with a single phrase circled in red: children of wrath--he fears he’s run into “something darker than he’s ever known.”

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Review: Children of Wrath (Willi Kraus #2)

User Review  - Sherri K - Goodreads

This book was really interesting but because of the events really hard to read. i had a bit of trouble at first remembering who was who. it was fascinating how it all comes out. and more fascinating ... Read full review

Review: Children of Wrath (Willi Kraus #2)

User Review  - Douglas Lord - Goodreads

At first I mistook this for the long-awaited commentary on the emotional state of America's children by pediatrician T. Berry Brazelton. But no, it's a prequel to Grossman's excellent The Sleepwalkers ... Read full review

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PAUL GROSSMAN is the critically acclaimed author of The Sleepwalkers and Children of Wrath. He is a  long time teacher of writing and literature at the City University of New York. 

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