The Murderer in Ruins

  • by Cay Rademacher
  • Narrated by Mark Meadows
  • 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Hamburg, 1947. A ruined city occupied by the British who bombed it, experiencing the coldest winter in living memory. Food is scarce; refugees and the homeless crowd into shantytowns and sheds. There is a killer on the loose, and all attempts to find him or her have failed.
Plagued with worry about his missing son, Frank Stave is a career policeman with a tragedy in his past that is driving his determination to find the killer. With the help of his colleague Maschke from the vice squad and Lt MacDonald from the British military, Stave has to find out why - in the wake of a wave of atrocity, the grim Nazi past and the bleak attempts by his German countrymen to re-create a country from the apocalypse - someone is still dedicated to murder.
A spine-tingling portrayal of pure evil, with multiple twists, turns and subplots. What, or who, will rise from the ashes?


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Customer Reviews

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A wonderful new find

Would you listen to The Murderer in Ruins again? Why?

So happy i found this book. Listened to it and immediately bought the new one, The Wolf Children. Please Audible, buy the English translations of the rest of the author's books.

The story was compelling but what i loved the most is having the story set in a time and place that i knew little about, namely early post WWII Germany.

I am hooked. And i don't often take time to write a review.

What did you like best about this story?

The setting.

What does Mark Meadows bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

He didn't get in the way of the story.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?


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- Ann

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-27-2017
  • Publisher: Audible Studios