Black Ice

Black Ice

Book - 2005
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A beautifully crafted thriller set in a European world of small-town hypocrisy. Erica, an attractive local heiress, is married to Wallman. When she falls to her death near their lakeside villa, the police conclude it was a tragic accident. Scholten, a long time employee of Erica's, knows the true state of her marriage and suspects foul play. His maverick investigation soon buys him a ticket to a most dangerous ride. Black Ice...is one of the most beautifully told stories of our years in which humorous noir dialogue and poetry flourish side by side' - Stern'
Publisher: London : Bitter Lemon Press, c2005
ISBN: 9781904738084
1904738087
Branch Call Number: F KET NVD

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CB2295
Jan 10, 2012

The story’s a bit thin but it goes along fine until about 75% through when the storyline gets quite silly and very difficult to relate to; I would not read another of his books and I have no idea about where one UK reviewer might have gotten the idea that the book is “a deadpan little gem of a book”.

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jnewday
Nov 17, 2011

A well-liked owner of a large company meets her death in a strange accident. Is it truly a happenstance of factors or was this a planned murder by her unfaithful husband? Now that he is fantastically wealthy and free to indulge in his affairs he seems a likely killer. Employee Jupp Scholten is certain of that and obsesses about how the murder may have been accomplished.

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coalbanks
Jul 15, 2011

People thought it was an accident....It wasn't suicide either.

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