Self's Murder (Paperback)

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Gerhard Self, the seventy-something, sambuca-drinking, Sweet-Afton smoking sleuth returns in a riveting new mystery about money-laundering, murder, and mafiosi.
Despite his failing health and his girlfriend's pleading, Gerhard Self won't stop doing what he does best investigating. And his most recent case is one of the most intriguing of his career. Herr Welker desperately wants to write a history of his bank, but to do so he needs Self to track down a mysterious silent partner. Self takes the job, but is soon accosted by a man who frantically hands him a suitcase full of cash and speeds off in a car, only to crash into a tree, dying instantly. Perplexed, and convinced there is more to the case than he is being told, Self follows the money. Soon he finds himself traveling to eastern Germany, where he encounters some of the most unsavory villains he has met yet.

About the Author

Bernhard Schlink was born in Germany. He is the author of the internationally best-selling novel The Reader, which was an Oprah's Book Club selection. He lives in Berlin and New York.

Praise For…

Praise for the Gerhard Self series:

“Like any fictional detective worth spending time with, Self . . . transmits a strong sense of being comfortable with who he is, imperfections and all.”
The New York Times

“Darkly Intriguing. . . . Entertaining.”
O, The Oprah Magazine

Product Details
ISBN: 9780375709098
ISBN-10: 0375709096
Publisher: Vintage Books USA
Publication Date: August 11th, 2009
Pages: 262
Language: English
Series: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard