The Devil s lieutenant Vienna Where passion and scandal toppled an empireMysterious packages of aphrodisiac pills sent to the cream of the Imperial Austrian Officer corps a scandal of lust and shame that spread from th

  • Title: The Devil's lieutenant
  • Author: Maria Fagyas
  • ISBN: 9780218514797
  • Page: 117
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Vienna 1909 Where passion and scandal toppled an empireMysterious packages of aphrodisiac pills sent to the cream of the Imperial Austrian Officer corps a scandal of lust and shame that spread from the humblest barracks to the bedrooms of the Emperor s palaced at the center of a web of deception and corruption, a brilliant, ruthless young man, his beautiful wife,Vienna 1909 Where passion and scandal toppled an empireMysterious packages of aphrodisiac pills sent to the cream of the Imperial Austrian Officer corps a scandal of lust and shame that spread from the humblest barracks to the bedrooms of the Emperor s palaced at the center of a web of deception and corruption, a brilliant, ruthless young man, his beautiful wife, his enslaved mistress, and his diabolical plan of vengeance and ambition

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    1. This is another great historical fiction novel by Maria Fagyas, now an unknown and out-of-print author. I discovered this great novel while on my search for all things Vienna- that is, fin de siècle Vienna. This novel is a detective-thriller taking place in 1909 in Vienna. A captain in the Kaiserlich & Konigliche Army has been found poisoned. Judge advocate Captain Kunze is in charge of the investigation. Through very clever and thorough logic, Kunze discovers the poisoner. The process of h [...]

    2. Far more engrossing than anticipated, this 1970 novel, based on an actual case, is set in pre-WWI Austria-Hungary where a dogged captain, a Judge-Advocate in the army, has to find out who poisoned a recently promoted captain on the general staff, one of ten men to receive a similar package in the mail. Suspicion soon falls on an officer passed over for promotion and it’s the battle of wits between the protagonists plus the authenticity of the setting and the spectre of looming war which provid [...]

    3. Massì, alla fine 4 stellette gliele dò. Più che altro perché questo libro è stato una vera e propria sorpresa. Mi è capitato in mano, letteralmente. Piccolo aneddoto. Cercavo qualcosa da leggere appena arrivato a casa dei nonni al mare. Avete presente le vecchie case di famiglia, dove si affastellano le generazioni, dove ci si ritrova ad agosto (più o meno) anche in questa epoca malsana in cui l'estate sembra non esserci più? Bene, quella roba lì. Rovistando come un formichiere nella li [...]

    4. The Devil’s Lieutenant is a murder mystery set in the glitter of the Austro-Hungarian world. On the eve of the “Great War” where military traditions, values and methods lagged far behind the scientific and mechanical advances of the 20th century, a most foul murder is committed and changes the lives of everyone it touches. I can only compare this book to an onion. As pages are turned and the murder committed, the ensuing criminal investigation peels slowly away like the thin skin of an oni [...]

    5. This is a book to which I'd definitely have given 3,5 stars if that had been possible. The Devil's Lieutenant is quite a perfect example of historical novel, because the author's understanding of its era and all sorts of details appears very credible. More importantly, the historical background of the novel was interwoven seamlessly into the story - or moreover, the story was born of its historical background. The reason why I wasn't entirely thrilled by the novel - even though it turned out to [...]

    6. Węgierska powieść z wątkiem sensacyjnym, której akcja rozgrywa się tuż przed pierwszą wojną światową na terenie monarchii austro-węgierskiej tyle z opisu dowiedziałam się o książceTo ciekawa pozycja i czyta sie dobrze mimo iż nie polubiłam głównego bohatera porucznika oraz prokuratora wojskowego Emila KunzeDomniemana wina Dorfrichtera jest głównym wątkiem tej opowieści Dość zawiła relacja oskarżyciela i podejrzanego jest tylko pretekstem do pokazania Imperium Habsburs [...]

    7. A psychologically interesting crime story set in the Austro-Hungarian army around 1914. Sometimes the story seemed to wander a bit off-track and concentrate on somewhat unimportant characters, but I guess that still worked as presenting the atmosphere of the era.The title of the novel also baffles me a bit because although I kind of understand the point, I didn't feel that "the devil's lieutenant" was exactly the right description of the lieutenant in question, no matter if you take the "devil" [...]

    8. To me, one of the marks of good historical fiction is that I have to remind myself "This didn't really happen. Yes, some of the events did, but these are fictional characters." This book had that in spades (though I admit that Vienna right before WWI isn't exactly a time period I know everything about). The characters themselves were complex yet familiar and easy to relate to or understand.

    9. I went into this book not knowing what to expect, as I'd been given it as a gift. So I was surprised when, at the end of chapter one, it turned into a murder mystery - and then surprised and delighted to discover that it wasn't that at all, or at any rate not only that, but rather an intriguing study of the relationship between two men.

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