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A Grain of Truth

Miłoszewski, Zygmunt (Book - 2012 )
A Grain of Truth
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It is spring 2009, and prosecutor Teodor Szacki is no longer working in Warsaw--he has said goodbye to his family and to his career in the capital and moved to Sandomierz, a picturesque town full of churches and museums. Hoping to start a "brave new life," Szacki instead finds himself investigating a strange murder case in surroundings both alien and unfriendly. The victim is found brutally murdered, her body drained of blood. The killing bears the hallmarks of legendary Jewish ritual slaughter, prompting a wave of anti-Semitic paranoia in the town, where everyone knows everyone. The murdered woman's husband is bereft, but when Szacki discovers that she had a lover, the husband becomes the prime suspect. Before there's time to arrest him, he is found murdered in similar circumstances. In his investigation Szacki must wrestle with the painful tangle of Polish-Jewish relations and something that happened more than sixty years earlier.
Authors: Miłoszewski, Zygmunt, 1976-
Uniform Title: Ziarno prawdy. English
Title: A grain of truth
Publisher: London : Bitter Lemon, 2012
Characteristics: 380 p. ;,20 cm
Notes: "A second case for Polish State Prosecutor Teodor Szacki"--cover
"First published in Polish as Ziarno prawdy by Wydawnictwo W.A.B., 2011"--T.p. verso
A novel
Summary: It is spring 2009, and prosecutor Teodor Szacki is no longer working in Warsaw--he has said goodbye to his family and to his career in the capital and moved to Sandomierz, a picturesque town full of churches and museums. Hoping to start a "brave new life," Szacki instead finds himself investigating a strange murder case in surroundings both alien and unfriendly. The victim is found brutally murdered, her body drained of blood. The killing bears the hallmarks of legendary Jewish ritual slaughter, prompting a wave of anti-Semitic paranoia in the town, where everyone knows everyone. The murdered woman's husband is bereft, but when Szacki discovers that she had a lover, the husband becomes the prime suspect. Before there's time to arrest him, he is found murdered in similar circumstances. In his investigation Szacki must wrestle with the painful tangle of Polish-Jewish relations and something that happened more than sixty years earlier.
Additional Contributors: Lloyd-Jones, Antonia.
ISBN: 1908524022
9781908524027
Statement of Responsibility: Zygmunt Miloszewski ; translated from the Polish by Antonia Lloyd-Jones
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 379-380)
Subject Headings: Sandomierz (Poland) Fiction Detective and mystery stories, Polish Translations into English Szacki, Teodor (Ficticious character) Fiction Blood accusation Poland Fiction Antisemitism Poland Fiction Suspense fiction Murder Investigation Fiction
Genre/Form: Detective and mystery stories
Topical Term: Detective and mystery stories, Polish
Szacki, Teodor (Ficticious character)
Blood accusation
Antisemitism
Suspense fiction
Murder
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