IN HÖCHSTEN TÖNEN. WIE DER KOSMAK FAST SEINEN ERSTEN MORDFALL ÜBERHÖRT HÄTTE/
IN HIGHEST TONES. HOW KOSMAK ALMOST FAILED HEARING ABOUT HIS FIRST MURDER CASE
A Crime Novel
Ca. 300 pp.
Chief superintendent? Now it’s time for building superintendent Kosmak!
The start of a new series of Austrian crime novels: grumpy, endearing, and witty
Paul Kosmak of all people, who is always running about wearing a beanie, is supposed to solve a murder case in the music archive of a top Viennese orchestra. While Kosmak likes women and eggs with mayonnaise, he is by no means a lover of classical music.
The dead man was by chance a childhood friend. Masking as the murdered archivist’s successor, Kosmak infiltrates the concert hall. Hopefully nobody with notice that he has no inkling at all about what is going on …
born in Vienna. Aside from drinking coffee and reading newspapers, his training as a crime novelist included the following – mostly involuntary – activities: archivist, recorder teacher, cookie salesman, composer, private tutor, music copyist, opera librettist, parcel deliver, tenor in the choir of St. Stephan’s Cathedral, playwright, flyer distributor. He systematically avoids steady work, whereby he has a strong resemblance to his protagonist Paul Kosmak.
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