The Murder Farm (Paperback)
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The Murder Farm (Paperback)

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Paperback 224 Pages / Published: 08/01/2009
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A whole family has been murdered with a pickaxe. They were old Danner the farmer, an overbearing patriarch, his put-upon devoutly religious wife, and their daughter Barbara Spangler, whose husband Vincenz left her after fathering her daughter, Marianne. Also murdered was the Danners' new maidservant, Marie, who was regarded as slightly simple. Despite the brutal nature of the killings and the small village where it has taken place, the police have no leads. Officially the crime is unsolved. And then a former resident returns home...The Murder Farm is an unconventional detective story. The author interweaves testament from the villagers, an oblique view of the murderer, occasional third-person narrative pieces and passages of pious devotion. The narrator leaves the village unaware of the truth, only the reader is able to reach the shattering conclusion.

Publisher: Quercus Publishing
ISBN: 9781847247650
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 190 g
Dimensions: 200 x 151 x 15 mm


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A fascinating, refreshingly short and laudably ambitious mystery' reviewingtheevidence website. * reviewingtheevidence website *
A chilling little debut number... short, nasty and effective - Daily Mail * Daily Mail *
The Murder Farm lingers on in the memory like an old tune, long after you've turned the final page - Sunday Tribune * Sunday Tribune *
With only a limited number of ways in which violent death can be investigated, crime writers have to use considerable ingenuity to bring anything fresh to the genre. Andrea Maria Schenkel has done it in her first novel, The Murder Farm - Times Literary Supplement * Times Literary Supplement *

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“Four and a half stars”

I have a penchant for dark reads. I also love translated crime, particularly German and Japanese novels (well…everyone else loves Nordic noir, don’t they!). So this book, originally published in and set in Germany,... More

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“The Murder Farm”

Set in the early 1950s in a rural farming community where a family and their staff has been brutally murdered, the narrative follows a previous resident of the area who has returned in an effort to solve the mystery.... More

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