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The Forger

The Forger

In a routine operation, Chief Inspector Frank Stave is shot down. He survives, but transfers from the murder commission to the office combatting the black market. There, Stave is confronted with an enigmatic case: Trummerfrau, women helping to clear rubble from Hamburg's bombed s... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781911350323
Barcode 9781911350323
Published 1 September 2018
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Rademacher, Cay
Translated by Millar, Peter
Series Inspector Frank Stave (part: 3)
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ISBN-13 9781911350323
ISBN-10 1911350323
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 7-15 working days
Publisher unlisted
Imprint Arcadia Books
Publication Date 1 September 2018
International Publication Date 14 July 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Rademacher, Cay
Translated by Millar, Peter
Series Inspector Frank Stave (part: 3)
Category General & Literary Fiction
Adventure / Thriller
Crime & Mystery Fiction
Second World War fiction
Criminal Law
Number of Pages 300
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Hamburg Germany - Fiction - History - 20th century
NBS Text Crime, Thriller & Adventure
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 833.92
Catalogue Code 931063

Description of this Book

In a routine operation, Chief Inspector Frank Stave is shot down. He survives, but transfers from the murder commission to the office combatting the black market. There, Stave is confronted with an enigmatic case: Trummerfrau, women helping to clear rubble from Hamburg's bombed streets, discover works of art from the Weimar period - right next to a unidentified corpse. Shortly afterwards, mysterious banknotes whose existence disturbs the Allies' secret plans begin to pop up on the black market. The Supervisor soon discovers strange parallels between the two cases. With the introduction of a new currency, Stave thinks he is on the brink of a solution. But the truth is dangerous, and not just for him.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Rademacher understands how to draw a living picture of the post-war period. The Wolf Children allows its readers to embrace history without an instructive tone, and thrillingly packaged in a thriller.--HESSISCHE ALLGEMEINE With his follow up to The Rubble Murderer, Rademacher has once again captured an intriguing view into a not so distant world in which everyone is fighting for survival. BRIGITTE Rademacher succeeds in linking history with tension. NEUE PRESSE Impressively, Rademacher describes life in 1947 with all the hardships and hopes. A piece of history comes alive and touches the reader immensely. HAMBURGER MORGENPOST Once again, Rademacher combines an exciting crime story with a detailed description of Hamburg in the post-war period. AACHENER NACHRICHTEN The name Cay Rademacher stands for historical competence. [...] In addition to the thrilling crime plot, The Wolf Children also provides a lively presentation of the oppressive black market conditions in the post-war years. GEISLINGER ZEITUNG / SUDWEST PRESSE The book sheds a light on a world out of joint. [...] A crime thriller with level and depth. Highly Recommended. BUCH-MAGAZIN This is not just a vivid historical lesson, The Wolf Children is a nerve-racking hunt for a murderer and a great crime novel. NDR HORFUNK
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Cay Rademacher was born in 1965 in Northern Germany, but lives now in Southern France. (Anybody who has seen both places knows why.) He has studied history and philosophy in Cologne and Washington, D.C. and is working as a journalist. He is also the author of several thrillers - including the trilogy on Oberinspektor Frank Stave, who is fighting crime in the ruins of British-occupied Hamburg in the 1940s.

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