A Death in Vienna

A Death in Vienna

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Baker & Taylor
When a beautiful medium dies under extraordinary circumstances, shot in a room that only locks from the inside and with no trace of a bullet or gun, psychoanalyst Max Liebermann calls on his good friend, Detective Rheinhardt, to help him investigate.

Perseus Publishing
In Vienna at the turn of the twentieth century, Max Liebermann is at the forefront of psychoanalysis, practicing the controversial new science with all the skill of a master detective. Every dream, inflection, or slip of tongue in his “hysterical” patients has meaning and reveals some hidden truth. When a mysterious and beautiful medium dies under extraordinary circumstances, Max’s good friend, Detective Oskar Rheinhardt, calls for his expert assistance. The medium’s body has been found in a room that can only be locked from the inside. Her body has been shot, but there’s no gun and absolutely no trace of a bullet. On a table lies a suicide note, claiming that there is “such a thing as forbidden knowledge." All signs point to a supernatural killer, but Liebermann the scientist is not so easily convinced. Set in the Vienna of Freud, Klimt, and Mahler, a time of unprecedented activity in the worlds of philosophy, science, and art, A Death in Vienna is an elegantly written novel, taut with suspense and rich in historical details.


Publisher Group West
In Vienna at the turn of the twentieth century, Max Liebermann is at the forefront of psychoanalysis, practicing the controversial new science with all the skill of a master detective. Every dream, inflection, or slip of tongue in his “hysterical” patients has meaning and reveals some hidden truth. When a mysterious and beautiful medium dies under extraordinary circumstances, Max’s good friend, Detective Oskar Rheinhardt, calls for his expert assistance. The medium’s body has been found in a room that can only be locked from the inside. Her body has been shot, but there’s no gun and absolutely no trace of a bullet. On a table lies a suicide note, claiming that there is “such a thing as forbidden knowledge." All signs point to a supernatural killer, but Liebermann the scientist is not so easily convinced. Set in the Vienna of Freud, Klimt, and Mahler, a time of unprecedented activity in the worlds of philosophy, science, and art, A Death in Vienna is an elegantly written novel, taut with suspense and rich in historical details.

Blackwell North Amer
In Vienna at the turn of the twentieth century, Max Liebermann is at the forefront of psychoanalysis, practicing the controversial new science with all the skill of a master detective. Every dream, inflection, or slip of tongue in his "hysterical" patients has meaning and reveals some hidden truth.
When a mysterious and beautiful medium dies under extraordinary circumstances, Max's good friend, Detective Oskar Rheinhardt, calls for his expert assistance. The medium's body has been found in a room that can only be locked from the inside. Her body has been shot, but there's no gun and absolutely no trace of a bullet. On a table lies a suicide note, claiming that there is "such a thing as forbidden knowledge."
All signs point to a supernatural killer, but Liebermann the scientist is not so easily convinced. He interviews the members of the medium's seance circle - a nervous locksmith, a flamboyant count, a stage magician, and others - all suspects for the impossible crime. Then one of the suspects is brutally murdered, and the pieces fall into place in Max and Oskar's hunt.

Baker
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When a beautiful medium dies under extraordinary circumstances, shot in a room that only locks from the inside with absolutely no trace of a bullet or gun and accompanied by a suicide note that claims there is "such a thing as forbidden knowledge," psychoanalyst Max Liebermann calls on his good friend, Detective Oskar Rheinhardt, to help him investigate. Reader's Guide available.

Publisher: New York : Grove Press, c2005
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780802118158
0802118151
Characteristics: 458 p. : map ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Mortal mischief

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I love murder mysteries set in period. this series is particularly good because the author is really expert about psychology and the time period in which it is set.

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