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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (201 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Frank Tallis Narrator: Robert Fass Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Liebermann Papers Series Release Date: September 2011 ISBN: 9781482981216
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Detective Inspector Oskar Reinhardt finds that young women are being slain in an unnerving—and ingenious—manner, with a small, almost undetectable, hat pin. For Dr. Max Liebermann, the killer is unique in the annals of psychopathology, one who murders in the midst of consensual love. Is the culprit a patient, one who swears he has a double, a shadow figure that is far more forward (in fact, indecent) with women? As danger mounts, Liebermann must find the answer while struggling with his own forbidden desire for a female patient. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The best of Tallis’s Max Liebermann books…The story not only provides a glimpse of Austrian politics, society, music, and literature at the time but also gives a keen insight into the early development of Freudian psychoanalysis. The most compelling feature of the book, however, is the plot…With numerous unexpected plot twists, captivating characters, intriguing intellectual interplay between Reinhardt and Liebermann, and masterful writing, this is a must-read for all mystery buffs.”

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  • “Meticulous…Liebermann’s fifth once more folds a nifty mystery into a fascinating portrait of a unique time. And there’s a nice surprise twist.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A 2012 Anthony Award Nominee for Best Paperback Original
  • A 2012 Edgar Allan Poe Award Nominee for Best Paperback Original

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kenneth Fredette | 2/17/2014

    " I'm baffled this was the next book and Max was engaged to Amelia in the book before this! What do I think about this? He is in love, that's for sure. The crimes are solved by Max and Rheinhardt, with Max taking the lead. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carolyn Crocker | 2/15/2014

    " This series just gets better and better. This outing focuses on turn-of-the-century Vienna's preoccupation with sex and death. Multiple homicides, a patient's pathology and cameo appearances by Freud and Mahler mingle seamlessly with art, music, architecture and pastries foreshadowing the tragic century to come. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Caitlin | 2/4/2014

    " Fun easy summer beach read! Plus plenty of German phrases to keep me happy "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachelle | 1/15/2014

    " Well, I love this series because Tallis has interesting characters and creates a fascinating view of Vienna. The atmosphere is rich with music, desserts, Austrian politics, pre-WWII anti-semitism, Freud and early psychoanalysis. This particular book is a little weak in the mystery plot, but still compelling enough due to the use of analysis/dream theory to solve the cases. Definitely worth a read...but start at the beginning of the series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara | 1/12/2014

    " Viennese decadence on full display, beginning with an eerie murder using a hatpin, continues and involves a gritty subplot ranging from pornographic drawings to Secessionist fashion design. This is almost as well-plotted as Fatal Lies, but is not quite as involving. The Zentralfriedhof (main cemetery) in Vienna is actually larger than the entire Innere Stadt, and this fact is used in the novel to support the Viennese obsession with sex and death. So far, this is the eerie-est of Tallis's series, featuring a murderer whose attenuated humanity is profoundly disturbing and another whose motives are more understandable. The Freudian milieu thickens, as does Inspector Rheinhardt's waistline -- he is CONSTANTLY eating pastries in this book. And unfortunately, they sound delicious. Gotta go have something to eat... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 1/9/2014

    " Great read. Looking forward to reading more of this series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Prakash Loungani | 1/6/2014

    " More atmosphere than mystery, but I'm hooked on Vienna "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathyred | 1/3/2014

    " Sex and death and music and psychoanalysis (from Freud's lips even!) in fin-de-sicle Vienna. Not for the squeamish, as the villain likes the have orgasm in the moment he kills his victims "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 1/1/2014

    " I like this series of a psychiatrist and policeman in turn of century Vienna. history of the time period enhance the stories "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny | 12/10/2013

    " The opening chapters have captured my interest. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Norma | 12/10/2013

    " Fifth in the series of Max Liebermann mysteries: if you enjoy this series, you'll like this book. Sigmund Freud makes a cameo appearance. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary G. | 11/20/2013

    " Although liked the book, I don't think it was as strong as some of Tallis' earlier works. Max and Osker keep growing has characters. Hopefully the next will be an improvement. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heidi Rizk | 9/8/2013

    " I absolutely loved this one, I don't know why & even though I got lost sometimes when reading, I still loved it! Very underrated! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Deborah | 8/28/2013

    " Very bleak, very unpleasant. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jenna | 7/4/2013

    " I want to like this series, as I love the setting of fin-de-siecle Vienna, but I never quite like it as much as I want to, everytime I pick up the newest book in the series, but I enjoy it just enough to vaguely keep reading. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laura | 7/7/2012

    " Not enough loving descriptions of pastry could save this one ... it was slightly (just slightly, ha ha) too obsessed with vaginas for my taste. I liked the premise and enjoyed the Austrian poetry but could have done without much of the detail. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maureen | 5/17/2012

    " I loved the first in this series, was not as happy with the second, thus skipping #s 3 & 4. I might have to go back and read them; this was as enjoyable as the first. Of course, one wonders why anyone likes to read about serial killers-but that discussion is way too long to indulge in here. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 9/16/2011

    " For those of you who like the detective/psycho-analyst team in this mystery series, you are in for a treat. This is by far the best of Tallis' mysteries as it delves deeply into Freudian psychoanalysis in order to discover the perpetrators of the various crimes in the book. I loved it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 7/28/2011

    " I like this series of a psychiatrist and policeman in turn of century Vienna. history of the time period enhance the stories "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Caitlin | 7/22/2011

    " Fun easy summer beach read! Plus plenty of German phrases to keep me happy "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Martha | 7/6/2011

    " ANother great novel in this series. There seem to be more twists and turns than usuals and it is mostly told from the perspective of Max and Oskar. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maria | 6/6/2011

    " Very good installment in this series, well-paced and well-plotted. Characters continue to be interesting, although I'm getting a little frustrated with Lieberman's inability to tell Amelia how he feels about her. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jenna | 6/5/2011

    " I want to like this series, as I love the setting of fin-de-siecle Vienna, but I never quite like it as much as I want to, everytime I pick up the newest book in the series, but I enjoy it just enough to vaguely keep reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 4/18/2011

    " I have to admit, the "mysteries" in in the Max Liebermann series are never very mysterious. What keeps me coming back is Frank Tallis' evocative descriptions of fin de siècle Vienna. The pastries alone are worth the price of admission. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 4/16/2011

    " For those of you who like the detective/psycho-analyst team in this mystery series, you are in for a treat. This is by far the best of Tallis' mysteries as it delves deeply into Freudian psychoanalysis in order to discover the perpetrators of the various crimes in the book. I loved it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ann | 4/14/2011

    " Read on my Kindle. Thought this was one of the weaker ones, but I'm in for the pastry & architecture descriptions of Vienna in her glory. Love that I can look up some of Frank's vocabulary words so easily on the Kindle. I'm not one to sit w/a dictionary. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 1/11/2011

    " Although liked the book, I don't think it was as strong as some of Tallis' earlier works. Max and Osker keep growing has characters. Hopefully the next will be an improvement. "

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About the Author
Author Frank Tallis

F. R . Tallis is a writer and clinical psychologist. He has received or been nominated for numerous awards, including the New London Writers’ Award, the Ellis Peters Historical Dagger, the Elle Prix de Letrice, the CWA Historical Dagger Award, and two Edgar Awards.

About the Narrator

Robert Fass is a veteran actor and seven-time nominee for the prestigious Audie Award, winning in 2011 and 2013. He is equally at home in a wide variety of styles, genres, characters, and dialects and has earned five Earphones Awards, including one for his narration of Francisco Goldman’s Say Her Name, which was named one of AudioFile magazine’s Best Audiobooks of 2011. He has given voice to modern and classic fiction writers alike, including Ray Bradbury, Joyce Carol Oates, Isaac Asimov, Jeffrey Deaver, and John Steinbeck, as well as to nonfiction works in history, memoir, health, journalism, and business.