Hitler's Angel

Author(s): Kris Rusch
Original Publish Date: Aug 06, 2012
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (6.83 hours)
Product Number: Z100094093
Released: Jun 16, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781481575256
Narrator/s: Susan O'Malley
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Hugo-winner Kris Rusch departs from her usual science fiction to write a gripping crime novel set in Germany on the eve of Adolf Hitler's ascension.This much is true: Hitler had an affair with his niece, Geli Raubal. On the night of September 19, 1931, Geli was found shot to death in Hitler's apartment. Her death was ruled a suicide, but the suspicion of murder has remained.Rusch begins in Munich in 1972, when a young American woman criminologist comes to interview Fritz Stecher, one of Germany's most famous detectives. Fritz wants only to tell the untold story of his investigation of Geli's death. He begins in 1931, just before Hitler's rise, when he could not have known that what he did would determine the course of history.

Professional reviews

"Kris Rusch, a well-known and respected science-fiction author, here ventures into historical fiction, larded with pop psychology. Through flashbacks and risky changes in tense, she tells the story of the murder of Adolf Hitler's niece, Geli Raubal, and why the lead detective on the case failed. This is a novel of almost unrelieved gloom exacerbated by the glacial pace that reader Susan O'Malley adopts. While she articulates German names and places well, O'Malley scarcely distinguishes the characters at all. Most important, she moves from one scene to another with a numbing deliberateness no matter what is happening in the story. D.R.W. (c) AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine"

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