The Wolf Trial

Freight Books (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 31. März 2016
  • Buch
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  • Hardcover
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  • 352 Seiten
978-1-910449-72-1 (ISBN)
Based on the true case of the first-ever documented record of a serial killer, this is set in 16th century Germany. A lawyer is caught in the isolated town of Bideburg, where a man is accused of being a werewolf and committing a series of brutal murders. His wife and children will also be executed if he's found guilty. From the author of "All The Little Guns Went Bang, Bang, Bang".
  • Englisch
  • Glasgow
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  • Großbritannien
  • Höhe: 223 mm
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  • Breite: 144 mm
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  • Dicke: 40 mm
  • 644 gr
978-1-910449-72-1 (9781910449721)
1910449725 (1910449725)
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Neil Mackay is a multi-award winning investigative journalist, newspaper executive, non-fiction author, radio broadcaster and film-maker. His last film, an investigation into the rise of the far right in Europe and America, was nominated for a BAFTA. His book, The War on Truth, which investigated the roots of the invasion of Iraq, was published in the UK and USA. He has written for the Sunday Herald, the Observer, Scotland on Sunday, Ireland's Sunday Tribune, Australia's The Age and most newspapers in Northern Ireland. His first novel, All the Little Guns Went Bang, Bang, Bang was published to great acclaim in 2013.
'Mackay is a gripping storyteller and the tale is most enjoyable when the court rings with Paulus' clever rhetoric, championing logic over superstition.' The List; 'In the best possible way, The Wolf Trial is a horrible book... In the world of The Wolf Trial, our best selves fizzle into inconsequence when compared to the bestial savagery of unfettered human nature. This is a novel that has the courage of its convictions.' Herald; 'The novel is written with assurance and authority. Time and place are evoked vividly and memorably. It is full of horrors, like a painting by Hieronymus Bosch or a Tarantino movie. [...]' Scotsman; 'a great storyteller' Louise Welsh; 'Mackay writes with real storytelling brio, and the pages are dripping with atmosphere and seemingly authentic historical detail. [...] he has a journalist's eye for a captivating story and the angle of maximum human interest throughout. A highly impressive piece of work, and a sign of an author really pushing his own boundaries as a writer.' Doug Johnstone, The Big Issue; 'First, a warning. This novel isn't for the squeamish. Then again, neither was 16th century Germany, yet Neil Mackay brings its crimes and cruelties, heresies and horrors to life with all the manifold skills of a natural-born story-teller. A frighteningly impressive achievement. Imagine a land in which Christianity is as bloodthirsty as Isis, and where the punishments heretics face make Bosch's nightmares look timid. That's what Neil Mackay has done here, turning back to 16th century Germany and the world's first recorded trial of a serial killer for an impeccably crafted story that also never stops rooting out answers to the question of evil.' David Robinson, author of In Cold Ink; 'The Wolf Trial is an audaciously imaginative novel, as haunting and atmospheric as The Name of the Rose, as beautifully written and finely plotted as An Instance of the Fingerpost. It is a novel to savour, to relish its fine and beautiful sentences, its cunning plot, its rich evocation of a brutal time and place. A joy to read... this is historical crime fiction at its very finest.' Elaine S Thomson author of Beloved Poison; 'The tale is gripping, the violence extreme, and the storycraft utterly superb... The Wolf Trial will be one of the landmark texts of the year, without a shadow of a doubt.' Sogo Magazine; 'Mackay, through his narrator, draws amazing portraits of people... I was fascinated by the tension between achieving justice and commiting revenge.' A Bookish Type; 'If you like a horror story you'll love it, if you are a serial killer fan you'll love it, if you like novels with a deeply ingrained historical flavour you will REALLY love it, assuming of course you don't faint at the sight of blood.' Liz Loves Books; 'Horror lovers and history buffs will be enthralled reading this book. The writing is absolutely superb and the epilogue is masterful.' Book Haunt; 'Mackay is a wonderful storyteller and this is a remarkable novel which rcreates a dark period of history.' Yorkshire Post

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