The Bone Man

The Bone Man

by Wolf Haas, Annie Janusch

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Overview

The wry and rueful Columbo of Austria investigates a grisly murder at a beloved restaurant where snooty Viennese gourmands go to eat … fried chicken.

At a wildly popular chicken shack in the Austrian countryside, a gruesome discovery is made in the pile of chicken bones waiting to be fed into the basement grinder: human bones. But when former-police detective now private eye Simon Brenner shows up to investigate, the woman who hired him has disappeared …

Brenner likes chicken, though, so he stays, but finds no one will talk. And as he waits for the disappeared manager, there’s one ghastly find after another.

Perhaps the most raucous book in the series, The Bone Man manages to make fun of institutions from high cuisine to soccer while nonetheless building relentless suspense based in all-too-real social issues. Smart, tense, and funny, the book makes clear why Carl Hiaasen called Wolf Haas “the real deal.”

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612191706
Publisher: Melville House Publishing
Publication date: 03/26/2013
Series: Simon Brenner Series , #2
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 176
File size: 2 MB

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The Bone Man 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The narrative voice is what carries the Wolf Haas books. The detective, Brenner, is cynical, the crimes are political and convoluted, but the narrator is endlessly hilarious, with a voice so strong you'll find yourself mimicking its style unconsciously. Also, this book put me off of fried chicken for a good while.