The Keeper of Hands
by J. Sydney Jones

The latest intriguing novel of suspense in the Viennese Mystery series

, 1901. With the police seemingly indifferent to the murder of a 19-year-old prostitute known as Mitzi, brothel-keeper Frau Mutzenbacher turns to lawyer Karl Werthen to find out what happened and bring her killer to justice. Yet the more he discovers about the mysterious Mitzi, with her secret past and impressive roster of clients, 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. Schnitzler believes his latest controversial play might have been the motive for the attack – but is there more to it than that?

As he navigates the highs and lows of Viennese society in dogged pursuit of the truth, Werthen finds himself drawn into a conspiracy of espionage and affairs of state.


Jones recreates the beau monde of vintage Vienna with verisimilitude and consummate style

Kirkus Reviews

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


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The Keeper of Hands by J. Sydney Jones is available in the following formats

Ebook97817801040411st June 2013N/A256$10.99
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