Saturday, January 12, 2013

Barlach, cancer and crime

As I mentioned earlier on this blog I listened to a radio adaption of The Judge and the Hangman by Durrenmatt. This was a fantastical crime story with a detective dying of cancer. There is only one other novel with the same detective, so I got a paper copy of the Inspector Barlach Mysteries.

The story I had not heard was suspicion. This was a story where Barlach tries to hunt down a Nazi doctor who is hiding in a Hospital in Switzerland, just after he has been operated on for cancer and has only 1 year to live. The stories are philosophical and very well written. The story suspicion deal with identity and the fear of the ever clicking clock.

Barlach is now my favourite detective.