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Mortal Mischief

Mortal Mischief

Author(s): Frank Tallis

Location(s): Vienna

Genre(s): Historical, Mystery

Era(s): Early 1900s



…Dr Max Liebermann is a young psychoanalyst – and disciple of Freud. Psychoanalysis is only just developing and viewed with a mixture of excitement and suspicion. The world of 1900s Vienna is one where philosophy, science and art are at their most exciting and flourishing, with the coffee shops full of men and women debating the lates cultural and political theories.
Liebermann’s good friend oskare Rheinhardt is a Detective Inspector – hard working but lacking Liebermann’s insights and forensic eye. Through Rheinhardt, Liebermann is called upon to help with police investigations surrounding the death of a beautiful young medium, in what seem at first to be supernatural circumstances. While Liebermann attempst to get to the bottom of the mystery, he also must decide whether to follow his father’s advice and marry the beautiful but reserved Clara. (Arrow books)

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Frank Tallis’s new Max Liebermann series is off to a flying start…a cracker (the Observer)

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