The Judge and His Hangman

Friedrich Dürrenmatt
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Translated by Joel Agee


128 pp

Published 20/04/2017

ISBN 9781782273417

A genre-bending mystery recalling the work of Alain Robbe-Grillet and anticipating the postmodern fictions of Paul Auster and other contemporary neo-noir novelists.

Inspector Barlach forgoes the arrest of a murderer in order to manipulate him into killing another, more elusive criminal. This is a thriller that brings existential philosophy and the detective genre into dazzling convergence