Friedrich Durrenmatt




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  • Thriller

    Oct-2008

    In Friedrich Dürrenmatt’s experimental thriller The Assignment, the wife of a psychiatrist has been raped and killed near a desert ruin in North Africa. Her husband hires a woman named F. to reconstruct the unsolved crime in a documentary film. F....

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  • Suspense

    Nov-2006

    Inspector Barlach has a year to live, but he's not going quietly When Inspector Barlach notices that a successful Swiss surgeon bears a striking resemblance to an infamous Nazi war criminal, a suspicion begins to gnaw away at him - could they be on...

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  • Literary

    Oct-2006

    The Swiss writer Friedrich Drrenmatt (192190) was one of the most important literary figures of the second half of the twentieth century. During the years of the cold war, arguably only Beckett, Camus, Sartre, and Brecht rivaled him as a presence in ...

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  • Suspense

    Oct-2006

    The Inspector Barlach Mysteries -

    This volume offers bracing new translations of two precursors to the modern detective novel by Friedrich Dürrenmatt, whose genre-bending mysteries recall the work of Alain Robbe-Grillet and anticipate the postmodern fictions of Paul Auster and other...

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  • Suspense

    Nov-2000

    Set in a small town in Switzerland, The Pledge centers around the murder of a young girl and the detective who promises the victim’s mother he will find the perpetrator. After deciding the wrong man has been arrested for the crime, the detective la...

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  • General Fiction

    Jul-1989

    A respected professor is dead - shot in a crowded Zurich restaurant, in front of dozens of witnesses. The murderer calmly turned himself in to the police. So why has he now hired a lawyer to clear his name? And why has he chosen the drink-soaked, dis...

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  • Espionage

    Jun-1989

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  • General Fiction

    Mar-1988

    When F. accepts the assignment to investigate the alleged rape and murder of Otto von Lambert's wife, she becomes entangled in a world of mistaken identity, terrorism, political intrigue, and espionage...

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  • General Fiction

    Johann Mobius, the worlds greatest physicist, is locked away in a madhouse along with two other scientists. Why? Because he is haunted by recurring visions of King Solomon, and the other two are convinced they are Einstein and Newton. But are these t...

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