The silent death

Volker Kutscher, 1962-

Book - 2018

March 1930: The film business is in a process of change. Talking films are taking over the silver screen and many a producer, cinema owner, and silent movie star is falling by the wayside. Celebrated actress Betty Winter is hit by a spotlight while filming a talkie. At first it looks like an accident, but Superintendent Gereon Rath finds clues that point to murder.

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Series
Kutscher, Volker, 1962- Gereon Rath mystery series ; bk. 2.
Subjects
Genres
Mystery fiction
Detective and mystery fiction
Historical fiction
Published
New York : Picador 2018.
Edition
First Picador paperback edition
Language
English
German
Physical Description
438 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN
9781250187017
125018701X
9781760527938
1760527939
Main Author
Volker Kutscher, 1962- (author)
Other Authors
Niall Sellar, 1984- (translator)
Review by Publisher Summary 1

After he suspects that the accidental death of a film star is actually a murder, Superintendent Gereon Rath is mysteriously taken off the case, as he deals with a local mayor being blackmailed and the rising violence between Nazis and Communists in the city.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Set in 1930s Berlin, a complex mystery follows Superintendent Gereon Rath as he investigates the suspicious death of a celebrated actress and finds his investigation taking him on a completely different path. Part of a series that inspired the TV miniseries Babylon Berlin. Original. TV tie-in. An international best-seller.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

THE BASIS FOR THE INTERNATIONAL TV SENSATION BABYLON BERLIN “[Kutscher's] trick is ingenious...He's created a portrati of an era through the lense of genre fiction.”—The New York Times Volker Kutscher, author of the international bestseller Babylon Berlin, continues his Gereon Rath Mystery series with The Silent Death as a police inspector investigates the crime and corruption of a decadent 1930s Berlin in the shadows of the growing Nazi movement.March 1930: The film business is in a process of change. Talking films are taking over the silver screen and many a producer, cinema owner, and silent movie star is falling by the wayside.Celebrated actress Betty Winter is hit by a spotlight while filming a talkie. At first it looks like an accident, but Superintendent Gereon Rath finds clues that point to murder. While his colleagues suspect the absconded lighting technician, Rath’s investigations take him in a completely different direction, and he is soon left on his own.Steering clear of his superior who wants him off the case, Rath’s life gets more complicated when his father asks him to help Cologne mayor Konrad Adenauer with a case of blackmail, and ex-girlfriend Charly tries to renew their relationship—all while tensions between Nazis and Communists escalate to violence.