The Warsaw Anagrams
ISBN 9781590208922 | 336 pages | 24 Apr 2012 | Overlook | 18 - AND UP
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The "riveting, heartbreaking, inspiring, and intelligent" (San Francisco Chronicle) historical thriller by the bestselling author of The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon.
With his international bestseller The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon, Richard Zimler first made a name as a master of historical thrillers. in this chilling mystery, winner of the Marques de Ouro Prize, Zimler has woven a gripping tale in the tradition of The Shadow of the Wind.
It is autumn, 1940, and the Nazis have sealed 400,000 Jews into the Warsaw Ghetto. Erik Cohen, an elderly psychiatrist, moves into a tiny apartment with his last remaining relatives. then his beloved great-nephew Adam goes missing and his body is discovered tangled in the barbed wire, strangely mutilated. soon afterward, another body turns up, this time a young girl. could there be a Jewish traitor luring children to their deaths? With an unlikely hero and hair-raising suspense, The Warsaw Anagrams is a profoundly moving and darkly atmospheric thriller.
"Part murder mystery and part historical fiction . . . thrilling." — Boston Globe
"A gripping, heartbreaking, beautiful thriller." — Simon Sebag Montefiore, author of Young Stalin
"Spare but striking prose . . . masterful." — Newsday
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