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1:00 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013
Come help me celebrate the release of Summer of Long Knives at the Vios Cafe at Third Place Books in Ravenna. There'll be snacks, cake, a no host bar, signed books, and of course, all the magic that is me. From the back of the book:If a member of the League of German Girls named Gretl Hofstengl had just ignored the stranger’s note passed to her during a party rally in Munich in the summer of 1936, Inspector Rolf Wundt and his wife Klara could have packed up and abandoned Nazi Germany for France on schedule. Instead, Gretl turns up dead, posed behind the dilapidated farmhouse of the Epp family, and Rolf’s boss, Kriminaldirektor Bruning, won’t let Rolf and Klara leave the country until he’s cracked the case. After digging through old files, trading favors with everyone from high ranking Nazis to underground communist informers, and tracking down the disgraced cop who hunted the killer in the ‘20s, Rolf and Klara piece together the clues that implicate Dr. Dieter Himmelwald, a well heeled and well connected member of the SS, in a long series of murders. But how will it be possible to bring Himmelwald to justice in a country devoid of justice? And how can Rolf protect himself, his wife, and his former lover from the pressure Himmelwald’s friends in the Gestapo can bring?