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ISBN:
0312601913
Author:
Paul Grossman
Category:
Mystery
Language:
English
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press; First Edition edition (February 28, 2012)
Pages:
336 pages
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Rating:
4.3
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Paul Grossman's second novel, "Children of Wrath", is actually a prequel to his first novel, "The Sleepwalkers". Both feature Willi Kraus, a Jewish detective at the "Alex", Berlin's police headquarters in the Alexanderplatz.

Paul Grossman's second novel, "Children of Wrath", is actually a prequel to his first novel, "The Sleepwalkers". Sleepwalkers" takes place in 1932, as the Nazis are taking power, and "Children" is set in the late 1920's and early '30's.

Paul Grossman introduced us to Detective Willi Kraus in his first book, The Sleepwalkers. Duration: 12 hours, 13 minutes

Paul Grossman introduced us to Detective Willi Kraus in his first book, The Sleepwalkers. As with The Sleepwalkers the story takes place in Germany during the rise of Adolph Hitler to power. Duration: 12 hours, 13 minutes. Paul Grossman's Children of Wrath is a dark detective story set in one of the most tragic situations in all of history: The Weimar Republic in the weeks before the rise of the Nazis. A series of murders of boys combined with the impending failure of Germany's experiment with democracy, the collapse of the I have rarely been carried into another world so thoroughly as I was by this audiobook. Published by HighBridge Audio in April of 2012.

In Paul Grossman's Children of Wrath Willi Kraus tackles the case of the Kinderfresser, the vicious Child-Eater of Berlin. Turning the clock back two years from The Sleepwalkers, the story starts out in the fall of 1929, the last days of prosperity. Berlin is deep in the throes of a giddy rush to forget its troubled past.

Authors: Paul Grossman. The streetcar doors flung open. Willi stepped into the sunshine. It had been a long, hard winter. Like everyone else in Berlin he was grateful it was over. despite a warm breeze blowing across Alexanderplatz, he couldn’t shake the chill from his bones.

Paul Grossman’s third Willi Kraus novel finds its title character without any of his prestige and power, or even his home, but . Grossman’s third historical maintains the high quality of its predecessor, 2012’s Children of Wrath

Paul Grossman’s third Willi Kraus novel finds its title character without any of his prestige and power, or even his home, but provides no shortage of trouble for the former detective. Grossman’s third historical maintains the high quality of its predecessor, 2012’s Children of Wrath. With the Nazi rise to power in 1933, Willi Kraus, Germany’s top homicide detective, flees to Paris to avoid persecution as a Jew. In exile, he does what he can without a work permit to support his family rom an affluent family.

Электронная книга "Children of Wrath: A Novel", Paul Grossman

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Find nearly any book by Paul Grossman. Get the best deal by comparing prices from over 100,000 booksellers. Children of Wrath (Willi Kraus Series). ISBN 9780312601911 (978-0-312-60191-1) Hardcover, St. Martin's Press, 2012.

PAUL GROSSMAN is the critically acclaimed author of The Sleepwalkers and Children of Wrath. He is a long time teacher of writing and literature at the City University of New York.

Willi Kraus, the celebrated WWI and detective, returns in this prequel story about how he became the most famous Jewish Detective in Germany in the days of the Weimar Republic In Paul Grossman's Children of Wrath Willi Kraus tackles the case of the Kinderfresser, the vicious Child-Eater of Berlin.  Turning the clock back two years from The Sleepwalkers, the story starts out in the fall of 1929, the last days of prosperity.  Berlin is deep in the throes of a giddy rush to forget its troubled past.  But the same day the stock market crashes in New York, the dark underside of the German capital flushes to the surface in the form of a burlap sack spewed by floodwaters from the city sewer system.  When Willi is called to investigate and discovers the sack is full of children’s bones with teeth marks on them--and a bible with a single phrase circled in red: children of wrath--he fears he’s run into “something darker than he’s ever known.”
  • The Sphinx of Driz
Children of Wrath was one of the most engrossing books I have read in a long time. It is a well written, well researched novel of pre World War II Germany. Truly a book to read more than once. I bought Children of Wrath for my Kindle, only to discover that Grossman had written another which was almost a pre-quill to this because he makes reference to characters and events, but that doesn't really matter. When I was reading, I really didn't want to put it down. I loved the interaction between the characters, and the historical references make the book come alive. This book could be considered to "a back to the future" in a the way. It really makes you look back in time and wish people had paid more attention to what was going on back then.
  • Hiclerlsi
Grossman writes in such a manner that you feel that you are actually with him as a silent partner rather than just a detached reader of his well-spun stories. He paints the picture so vividly of the Weimar Republic, post- WWI Germany, that it is like being there through a time machine. This is a good story that interweaves the thread of the mystery so well that you enjoy the ride and the sights without getting impatient for the story to get on with it and get solved,. Two thumbs WAY UP for Grossman and his follow-up books!
  • Yayrel
If you enjoy novels that take place in Germany in the Weimar Republic era or the Nazi years, this is one worth reading although not as absorbing as another novel by this author called The Sleepwalkers. It features the same central character, a police detective who is also Jewish and has to confront the consequences of that daily as the Nazi takeover occurs. Children of Wrath is situated in the immediate prior years, before the Nazi takeover.
  • Barinirm
I enjoy reading Paul Grossman's books. Not only are they intriguing but there's a bit of German history.
  • Brol
One of the best books I've read in a long time. I can hardly wait for the next one in the series.
  • Malakelv
Paul Grossman's second novel, "Children of Wrath", is actually a prequel to his first novel, "The Sleepwalkers". Both feature Willi Kraus, a Jewish detective at the "Alex", Berlin's police headquarters in the Alexanderplatz. "Sleepwalkers" takes place in 1932, as the Nazis are taking power, and "Children" is set in the late 1920's and early '30's.

Willi Kraus's position at the "Alex" as a special detective was already in jeopardy by 1929. The not-so-latent anti-semitism in Germany was expressed by his police superiors and he was not really accepted by his fellow officers. As a murder case - the discovery in a canal of the skinned, dismembered, and gnawed upon bodies of six young boys - shocks and sickens Berliners, Kraus was pulled off that case and assigned to another pressing case. Tainted meat is causing an outbreak of Listeria and 20 or so Berliners die before the source of the meat is found. Is there a connection between the two cases? Only Willi Kraus thinks so but he has been forbidden to look into the case of the dead boys. Soon, more boys are missing and presumed dead and more mutilated bodies are turning up. Since the bones look as if they have been munched on, the killer is referred to as "Die Kinderfresser" or "Child Eater".

Kraus works the case of the "Die Kinderfresser" without official sanction until the lead detective in the case is found brutally murdered. Kraus is given the order to find the monster plaguing the streets of Berlin, and the murders hit home - literally - when one of his own young sons vanishes. And all around Willi and his family, the Nazis are coming to power, both in the Reichstag and on the streets. The "jew-baiting" gets worse as the Depression tightens its grip on Germany and the rest of the world. Jewish Berliners are beginning to think about leaving the country and many do as their positions and money are taken away by official government decrees.

And as the killings continue, Willi is able to find the killer. Not many readers will be able to stomach all he writes about "Die Kinderfresser".

Paul Grossman has written a very good book, but I am giving it four instead of five stars because he uses several time-worn plot points - chase scenes, trapped-in-buildings, behind-the-scenes mastermind, etc. Grossman's a clever enough writer that I think he could have used less conventional points. I suppose I expected a little more from Grossman, and maybe we'll see that in his next book. However, four stars or five, "Children of Wrath" is well worth reading.
  • Ichalote
Thoroughly enjoyed this book. and it kept me interested the entire time. Found the historical perspective enthralling. Moves right along.
Very entertaining and suspenseful book.I plan to read the rest of this series.