Children of Wrath

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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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User Review  - elvisettey - LibraryThing

This starts off on the right foot-- bag of mysterious bones washes up in the flood, with inscrutable Biblical passage marked. Willi Kraus on the case! Except . . . he's not. He's pulled off to ... Read full review

Children of Wrath

User Review  - Eric Norton - Book Verdict

In Grossman's acclaimed debut (The Sleepwalkers), Det. Willi Kraus of the Berlin criminal police is famous for solving the gruesome Kinderfresser (Child-Eater) murders. This sophomore effort tells the ... 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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