The Murder Farm

The Murder Farm

Andrea Maria Schenkel

The Times Literary Supplement acknowledged of The homicide Farm, "With just a constrained variety of ways that violent demise may be investigated, crime writers need to use substantial ingenuity to convey whatever clean to the style. Andrea Maria Schenkel has performed it in her first novel."

the 1st writer to accomplish a consecutive win of the German Crime Prize, Schenkel has received first position for either The homicide Farm and Ice Cold.

The homicide Farm starts with a surprise: a complete kinfolk has been murdered with a pickaxe. They have been outdated Danner the farmer, an overbearing patriarch; his put-upon devoutly non secular spouse; and their daughter Barbara Spangler, whose husband Vincenz left her after fathering her daughter little Marianne. She additionally had a son, two-year-old Josef, the results of her affair with neighborhood farmer Georg Hauer after his wife's dying from melanoma. Hauer himself claimed paternity. additionally murdered was once the Danners' maidservant, Marie.

An unconventional detective tale, The homicide Farm is an exhilarating mixture of eyewitness account, third-person narrative, pious diatribes, and incomplete case dossier that may maintain readers guessing. after we go away the narrator, now not even he is aware the reality, and merely the reader is ready to succeed in the shattering end.

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