The Monkey House

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Bantam Press, 1996 - Detective and mystery stories - 286 pages
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Rosso is a detective superintendant in a city under siege. He has learnt to take each day as it comes, with violence and death around every corner. But now he is confronted with death from a different quarter: the brutal murder of a woman in a bombed-out block of flats known as The Monkey House.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

An impressive if bleak first novel from Reuters correspondent Fullerton, whose protagonist is an existential detective under fire from all quarters during the early winter of 1993 in war-torn Sarajevo ... Read full review

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In a fiction debut touted as the first thriller about the war in Bosnia, journalist Fullerton introduces Sarajevo Police Superintendant Russo, a Croat investigating the death of a Serb informant as the city explodes around him. Read full review

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John Fullerton was born in Dorset. He has worked as a farmer, stockbroker, soldier and foreign correspondent, spending most of his time in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. As a journalist he has covered twelve wars, including the struggle beween Croatia and Serbia in 1991 and the subsequent separatist Serb conquest of most of Bosnia. The Monkey House is his first novel, and he has also written a non-fiction book on the Afghanistan war. He lives in London.

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