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The Keeper of Hands

Viennese Mysteries

by J Sydney Jones

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The Keeper of Hands by J Sydney Jones
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  • Published Jun 2013
    256 pages
    Genre: Mysteries

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Vienna, 1901. With the police seemingly indifferent to the murder of a nineteen-year-old prostitute known as Mitzi, brothel-keeper Frau Mutzenbacher turns to lawyer Karl Werthen. Yet the more he discovers about the mysterious Mitzi, the more questions Werthen's investigation throws up. At the same time, Werthen undertakes a second commission: to find out who viciously assaulted playwright Arthur Schnitzler. Could his latest controversial play have been the motive for the attack? Werthen soon finds himself drawn into a conspiracy of espionage and affairs of state.

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"Starred Review. Top-notch detecting and characterizations bolster the intricate plot." - Publishers Weekly

"Not as widely known as it ought to be, this series is well worth a look." - Booklist

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In 1968 J Sydney Jones was a student in Vienna and later returned to live there for almost two decades. He currently lives near Santa Cruz, California.

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