Budapest Noir

Budapest Noir

A Novel

Book - 2012
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In 1936, after Hungary's prime minister dies before his dream of building a fascist state can be realized, crime reporter Zsigmond Gordon investigates the brutal murder of a beautiful, religious woman--a dangerous case that could topple a government. Original. 30,000 first printing.

A dark, riveting, and lightning fast novel of murder, intrigue, and political corruption, set in 1936 Hungary during the rise of Adolph Hitler and the Nazis in Germany, Budapest Noir marks the emergence of an extraordinary new voice in literary crime fiction, Vilmos Kondor. Kondor’s remarkable debut brings this European city to breathtaking life—from the wealthy residential neighborhoods of Buda to the slums of Pest—as it follows crime reporter Zsigmond Gordon’s investigation into the strange death of a beautiful woman. As Gordon’s search for the truth leads him to shocking revelations about a seedy underground crime syndicate and its corrupt political patrons, Budapest Noir will transport you to a dark time and place, and hold you there spellbound until the final page is turned.

Publisher: New York : Harper Paperbacks, 2012
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780061859397
Branch Call Number: KON
Characteristics: p. cm


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Jul 10, 2018

A view into Budapest in the mid 30-s. Some interesting political details. Not as good as Philip Kerr.

Aug 13, 2012

Thrilling, albeit predictable. The setting of late 1930's Budapest made the book interesting. A fun, easy, day read.

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