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Berlin Vertigo: Evocative mystery set in 1920s Berlin (Berlin Tales Book 1) Kindle Edition
★★★★★ "Thoroughly enjoyable read set in Weimar Republic 1920's Berlin"
Berlin. 1928. A golden era where darkness is brewing.
When Thomas Strack witnesses the murder of a young man, all is not what it seems. Compelled to discover the truth about the victim's identity, Thomas must confront the idea that his closest friend is a killer.
Set against the backdrop of jazz-age decadence and the political tensions of Weimar Germany, Thomas tracks down the facts and finds he must face a growing dilemma. If he cannot get to the heart of its secret, will he pay with his own fate? Or will his friend get away with murder?
Berlin Vertigo is a historical mystery set in the divided world of Weimar Berlin. This bold evocation of an era, with an engaging cast of characters, will transport you into the beating heart of the modern metropolis. It is a story of love and friendship, subterfuge and betrayal.
Berlin Vertigo is the first book in the Berlin Tales series and can be read as a stand-alone.
What readers of Berlin Vertigo are saying:
"A very compelling book that had me interested from the start. It's a very well written story about a range of characters who live in the Berlin and Potsdam district of pre-war Germany. I read through the book quickly and was impressed by the twist and turns. I'll definitely be buying the next book in the series. Excellent!" ★★★★★ Amazon reviewer
"The author is very imaginative in his use of words, and there are unexpected and intriguing twists and turns in the fast moving plot. Above all the characters are richly drawn and jump out of the page. Very much looking forward to the next book in the series. " ★★★★★ Amazon reviewer
"Thoroughly enjoyable read set in Weimar Republic 1920's Berlin / Potsdam which captures the period and atmosphere perfectly. Some really nice twists to the story which kept me turning the pages and I look forward to the next book by this author. " ★★★★★ Amazon reviewer
From the Publisher
About the Author
Christopher P Jones writes historical and literary fiction featuring complex characters and rich details of time and place.
He is fascinated by history and the possibility of opening up a window onto the past. He is currently midway through a series of mystery novels set in Berlin in the late 1920s, the first of which, Berlin Vertigo, was published in spring 2020.
His central preoccupation is how hopes and ideals can distort human relationships and reveal self-deception. Much of his work examines the range of daily interactions between people, and how they can result in distress and perversions, leading to an insatiable need for personal justice, and sometimes revenge. --This text refers to the paperback edition.
- ASIN : B086SZC82Y
- Publisher : Thinksheet (April 5, 2020)
- Publication date : April 5, 2020
- Language : English
- File size : 1138 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 226 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #931,035 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I think it is important to think about the 1920s, both the extremism and the extreme polarization. This is a good story and I read it all in one sitting. The writing is lean and seems well edited. Characters are interesting (though I was surprised Thomas kept the hat he had inadvertently taken, as he doesn't seem the sort who'd steal from a poor person). Although I appreciate conciseness, I might have liked just a little more characterization and setting description. This is a 4 star novel but compared to what else is out there, it's a 5.