Dead of Night - CI Schenke (Hardback)
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Dead of Night - CI Schenke (Hardback)

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Hardback 432 Pages
Published: 02/02/2023
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The second instalment of Scarrow's atmospheric series set in Nazi Germany finds Horst Schenke investigating two seemingly unconnected cases that hint at a secret so terrible that the criminal inspector fears it might cost him his life.

Berlin. January 1941. Evil cannot bring about good.

After Germany's invasion of Poland, the world is holding its breath and hoping for peace. At home, the Nazi Party's hold on power is absolute.

One freezing night, an SS doctor and his wife return from an evening mingling with their fellow Nazis at the concert hall. By the time the sun rises, the doctor will be lying lifeless in a pool of blood.

Was it murder or suicide? Criminal Inspector Horst Schenke is told that under no circumstances should he investigate. The doctor's widow, however, is convinced her husband was the target of a hit. But why would anyone murder an apparently obscure doctor? Compelled to dig deeper, Schenke learns of the mysterious death of a child. The cases seem unconnected, but soon chilling links begin to emerge that point to a terrifying secret.

Even in times of war, under a ruthless regime, there are places in hell no man should ever enter. And Schenke fears he may not return alive.

Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781472258588
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 360 g
Dimensions: 156 x 234 x 34 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

A compelling, atmospheric page-turner - Steve Cavanagh

Gripping and compelling . . . balances immersive historical scene-setting with masterful plotting - Dan Jones

A superb thriller with all the elements that make for a seriously gripping story - an outsider hero in jeopardy, a world of brooding danger, and an entirely, terrifyingly believable denouement - Owen Matthews

A chilling and accomplished historical thriller - Vaseem Khan

An absolute stone-cold page-turner - S. G. MacLean

'Scarrow's second World War Two thriller is a tense and fast-paced tale rich in period atmosphere' - Bill Todd, The Sun

The moral ambiguity gives it a very especial edge. It is a tense, fast-moving story with plenty of action, culminating in a vividly described shoot-out - Edward James, Historical Novel Review

Scarrow has alighted on an aspect of Nazi policy that certainly deserves to be better known - James Owen, The Times

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“A superb wartime thriller.”

Berlin. 1940. On a freezing January morning an SS doctor’s body is discovered by his wife after an apparent suicide. However she thinks it’s murder and persuades Criminal Inspector Horst Schenke to look into it, even... More

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“Interesting setting, solid story”

Horst Schenke is involved in the investigation of a group of forgers who are causing problems for the Reich. However he is appraoched by a young Jewish woman who asks him to meet her friend whose husband has... More

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Annette Librarian

“Recommended!”

Having read the first book in what is turning out to be an excellent series I was excited to receive a review copy of the latest outing of Detective Inspector Horst Schenke of the Berlin Pankow Kripo.
It is the middle... More

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