Marek Krajewski

Marek 071It wasn’t my intention but I had the opportunity yesterday to buy the first two books in the series featuring detective Eberhard Mock. Hardback editions at less than € 6.00 each. And I could not resist the temptation.

Marek Krajewski (born 4 September 1966, in Wrocław) is a classical literature scholar and a lecturer at the University of Wroclaw, where he teaches Latin. His debut novel Death in Breslau (Śmierć w Breslau, 1999), English edition: MacLehose Press, 2008. Spanish edition: Muerte en Breslau, Alamut, 2008, is the first in a muder mysteries series set in the pre-World War II German city of Breslau, now Wroclaw in Poland. The following books are:

You can find HERE and HERE a two parts interview with Marek Krajewski at Crime Scraps Review, an excellent blog, by the way. Norman has reviewed at Crime Scraps The End of the World in Breslau and Phantoms in Breslau and in Euro Crime: Death in Breslau, and The Minotaur’s Head.

The Breslau series in plot chronological order is as follows:

  • Phantoms of Breslau, is set in 1919.
  • Plague in Breslau, happens in 1920.
  • The End of the World in Breslau, takes us to 1927.
  • Death in Breslau, takes place in 1933.
  • The Minotaur’s Head, the only novel which is not set in Breslau, but in Lwów – now Lviv and part of Ukraine, a Polish city in 1939.
  •  Fortress Breslau, is set during the last days of WWII.



Marek Krajewski at Wikipedia

Marek Krajewski Website (in Polish)  

2 thoughts on “Marek Krajewski”

  1. José Ignacio – I don’t blame you for not resisting; I wouldn’t have been able to say, “No” either. I hope you will enjoy the novels and I’m looking forward to your reviews.

  2. Jose Ignacio, thanks for the kindly mentions. Plague and Fortress haven’t been translated into English but I am hoping they will be in due course.

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