A Trace of Smoke

A Trace of Smoke

Book - 2009
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While covering her usual crime beat, newspaper reporter Hannah Vogel unexpectedly spots a photo of her brother Ernst in the Alexanderplatz Police Station on a wall displaying pictures of the unclaimed dead. Ernst had been living a high-profile life as a gay man, performing in a cabaret and exposing himself to danger by associating with known Nazis. Though barely getting by in a time when money and resources are scarce, Hannah risks it all by launching a solo investigation to find her brother's murderer.
Publisher: New York : Forge, 2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780765320445
0765320444
Characteristics: 300 p. ; 25 cm

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Sep 02, 2012

While some of the plotting is a little loose (at one point the heroine is spirited away from the clutches of the SA in an expensive and presumably unique automobile, the story is gripping and the characters engaging. Pre-war Berlin comes to life.

stitches Apr 12, 2012

Really interesting story about the rise of Nazi Germany. Couldn't put it down.

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Sep 24, 2010

An excellent read. A gritty and fascinating account of life in Berlin as the Nazis rise to power.

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