Inspector Bronstein and the Anschluss: 1938
Vienna, March 1938. The Nazis are about to seize Austria, and the tottering regime of Chancellor Kurt Schuschnigg is trying to save the country through a hastily arranged referendum about Austria’s independence. Just at this time Inspector David Bronstein is called to the scene of a crime. A high-ranking Nazi has been violently murdered. And while Bronstein is attempting to solve this murder – and another one as well – indications of an imminent annexation, an “Anschluss,” of Austria to the Third Reich are growing more and more clear. For Bronstein a double battle against time...With Inspector Bronstein and the Anschluss:1938, Pittler has completed the final volume in Pittler’s “Bronstein Pentalogy,” depicting here with a wealth of atmosphere and nuance the last hours of Austria and once again mobilizing the protagonists of his saga about the First Austrian Republic.
Andreas Pittler, born in Vienna in 1964, studied history and political science at the University of Vienna and then turned to journalism. Since 1985 he has published twenty-three non-fiction books, mostly on historical subjects, including biographies of Bruno Kreisky and Samuel Beckett. Beginning in 2000, he has additionally published a total of ten novels and three volumes of short stories.
Vincent Kling teaches German and comparative literature at La Salle University in Philadelphia and has published translations of German, Austrian, and Swiss authors.
Ariadne Press is planning to publish more of the novels in the Inspector Bronstein series.
- Author: Andreas Pittler
- Title: Inspector Bronstein and the Anschluss. Tsuris 1938
- Binding: Trade Paperback
- Translation by: Vincent Kling
- Afterword by: Vincent Kling
- Publishing House: Ariadne Press
- Pages: 204
- Date Published: 2013
- ISBN: 978-1-57241-188-3