Vienna Twilight: A Max Liebermann Mystery

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Random House Publishing Group, Apr 12, 2011 - Fiction - 368 pages
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In the dynamic and dangerous Vienna of 1903, a brilliant psychoanalyst and a brave detective battle to catch criminals who commit the most clever and brutal crimes.
 
Detective Inspector Oskar Reinhardt finds that young women are being slain in an unnerving—and ingenious—manner, with a small, almost undetectable, hat pin. For Dr. Max Liebermann, the killer is unique in the annals of psychopathology, one who murders in the midst of consensual love. Is the culprit a patient, one who swears he has a double, a shadow figure that is far more forward (in fact, indecent) with women? As danger mounts, Liebermann must find the answer while struggling with his own forbidden desire for a female patient.


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Detective Inspector Oskar Rheinhardt is looking for a murderer. The first known victim is a young blonde with a less than perfect reputation. His method of murder is unknown until it is accidently ... Read full review

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Enjoy these mysteries set in Vienna in the early 1900's, the beginnings of psychoanalysis and the hey dey of Freud. Interesting characters and historical data about women's fashions and their beginnings into the medical fields. The description of the pastries are out of this world. Read full review

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Frank Tallis is a writer and practicing clinical psychologist. He has held lecturing posts in clinical psychology and neuroscience at the Institute of Psychiatry and King’s College, London, and is one of Britain’s leading experts on obsessional states. In 1999 he received a Writers’ Award from the Arts Council of Great Britain and in 2000 he won the New London Writers Award (London Arts Board). Tallis’s novels include Killing Time, Sensing Others, Mortal Mischief, Vienna Blood, Fatal Lies, Darkness Rising, Deadly Communion, and Death and the Maiden. He is also the author of many nonfiction books on psychology, including Love Sick: Love as a Mental Illness and Hidden Minds: A History of the Unconscious. He lives and works in London.

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