Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Books: Grain Of Truth By Zygmunt Miloszewski

(Drivebycuriosity) - Do you like crime novels? Then you might enjoy the "Teodor Szacki" series by the Polish author Zygmunt Miloszewski. There are 3 novels available in English translation which have all seperate plots. The books are set in Poland and describe murder investigations conducted by the prosecutor "Szacki". The author follows the tradition of Scandinavian thrillers which combine political & social issues with thrilling plots, often very sinister, but Miloszewski has an unique approach.

I just finished reading "Grain of Truth", number 2 of the series (amazon). It is again an who-dunnit-story (this is a spoiler free blog). I enjoyed the elaborate & pivoting (sorry the German word "fintenreich" does not exist in English) plot which reminded me of the British classics in combination with Miloszewdki´s psychological insights & his sarcastic remarks about society, sex, history, architecture, politics & more.

"Grain of Truth" shows that crime novels can entertain and be intelligent and intellectual satisfying as well. 

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