It 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:
- The End of the World in Breslau (Koniec świata w Breslau, 2003), English edition: MacLehose Press, 2009, Spanish edition: Fin del mundo en Breslau, Alamut, 2008.
- Phantoms in Breslau (Widma w mieście Breslau, 2005), English edition: MacLehose Press, 2011, Spanish edition: Espectros en Breslau, RBA 2011.
- Fortress Breslau (Festung Breslau), 2006
- Plague in Breslau (Dżuma w Breslau), 2007. Peste en Breslau, RBA 2010.
- The Minotaur’s Head (Głowa Minotaura, 2009), English edition: MacLehose Press, 2012,
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 Website (in Polish)