OVERRIDE

The Widow Killer

A Novel

Pavel Kohout; Translated by Neil Bermel

St. Martin's Press

In the downward spiral of the Third Reich's final days, a sadistic serial killer is stalking the streets of Prague. The unlikely pair of Jan Morava, a rookie Czech police detective, and Erwin Buback, a Gestapo agent questioning his own loyalty to the Nazi's, set out to stop the murderer. Weaving a delicate tale of human struggle underneath the surface of a thrilling murder story, Kohout has created a memorable work of fiction

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Praise for The Widow Killer

"What starts out like a murder mystery, a taut and suspenseful thriller, turns into a powerful and gripping allegory by a writer steeped in the tragic lessons of Czechoslovak history."—The New York Times

"Kohout has created a gripping morality play deftly disguised as a ripping good yarn filled with intrigue, history, and fatal romance."—The Los Angeles Times.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Pavel Kohout; Translated by Neil Bermel

  • Pavel Kohout was born in Prague in 1928. A leader of the Prague Spring of 1968, he was expelled from the Communist Party and his work suppressed for more than 20 years. With Vaclav Havel, he is responsible for the groundbreaking freedom document Charta 77. He is the author of I Am Snowing: The Confessions of a Woman of Prague, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Kohout divides his time between Vienna and Prague.
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The Widow Killer

A Novel

Pavel Kohout; Translated by Neil Bermel

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