In the Viennese autumn of 1909, famed actor Eugen Bischoff is driven to suicide. All eyes are on Baron von Yosch, who was once the lover of the dead man's wife. The Baron has nothing to hide. But why was his pipe found at the scene of death? Could you prove your innocence, with your memory of events so confused? Then there was the girl on the phone who distinctly referred to 'the Day of Judgment' - the actor's dying words...
And there were other deaths that autumn, and it became harder to track down the invisible enemy - a monster who fed off intrigue, imagination and fear. The very things that drive us. The very things we cannot control.
Publisher: Pushkin Press
Number of pages: 160
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
Brilliant The New York Times Book Review A master of old-fashioned suspense stories in the grand page-turning tradition Boston Globe A very sophisticated craftsman ... a great modern writer Philadelphia Inquirer The solution, like that of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, is more disturbing than the mystery itself. Hair-raising Kirkus Reviews A spell-binding story that will enchant, mystify, and astonish Library Journal, starred review Perutz's surreal adventure drips with intoxicating dread and leaves you spellbound Crime Scene A concoction of suspense and atmospherics, with a tangy dash of the fantastic The National