A Deal with the Devil (häftad)
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Shortlisted for CWA Duncan Lawrie International Dagger 2008.
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A Deal with the Devil (häftad)

A Deal with the Devil

Häftad, Engelska, 2009-02-09


Sonia Frey fears for her sanity. Her marriage ended in divorce after her husband tried to kill her. On top of this, an acid trip has disordered her senses - she can now 'feel' smells, 'see' sounds. To escape these worries, she takes a job as a physiotherapist at a newly re-opened hotel in a remote Alpine village in the Swiss Engadine. There, a series of disturbing events throws her into disarray once more. Sonia soon discovers a parallel to these occurrences in local folk tales of the supernatural - can the legend of the Devil of Milan be true? Or is the truth more sinister? Sonia's mind, already under pressure from her strange, almost extrasensory awareness, is stretched to breaking point by the climate of paranoia developing around her. And when her ex-mother-in-law arrives as a guest at the hotel, preceded by the horrific death in a car crash of one of the locals, she understands that all is not as it should be. This tightly-plotted novel. in the tradition of Fred Vargas, is an acute study of the shifting nature of identity and reality.
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'Mysterious and diabolical: a mixture of old legend and modern crime novel' - Der Spiegel 'The writing is sharp, the observation acute, the sense of the character's utter bewilderment perfectly evoked' Sunday Herald Magazine 'Readers do not have to be dyed-in-the-wool lovers of crime novels to become addicted to the work of Martin Suter' vogue 'Cracking pace and a fantastic finale' New Books

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Martin Suter was born in Zurich in 1948, and lives with his wife in Spain and Guatemala. He has worked as an advertising copywriter, and has written articles for GEO magazine and numerous screenplays for films and the television, as well as a weekly column, 'Business Class', in the Weltwoche newspaper. he is the author of five novels. Small World was published by Harvill in 2001, and A Deal with the Devil was a No. 1 Swiss best-seller and winner of the 2007 Friedrich-Glauser Prize for the best new crime novel. His books are published in twenty countries.