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Book Information: Chinaman, the

Chinaman, the (1939) [Novel]
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Series: Sergeant Studer

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When, in later years, Sergeant Studer told the story of the Chinaman he also called it the story of the three places as the case unfolded in a country inn, in a poorhouse and in a horticultural college, all in Pfründisberg, a Swiss village. Three places but also two murders. Anna Hungerlott, supposedly dead of a gastric influenza, left behind handkerchiefs with traces of arsenic. And one foggy November morning the enigmatic James Farny, nicknamed the Chinaman by Studer, was found lying on Anna’s grave. Murdered, a single pistol shot to the heart that did not hole his clothing.

Did the fact that the poorhouse inmates had to survive on watery cabbage soup while the Warden drank vintage wines have anything to do with the murders? Perhaps. Studer must reconstitute the Chinaman’s story, a voyage through asylums, reform schools and institutions for the destitute that, incidentally, were an integral part of Glauser’s short life.

Original title: Der Chinese
Original languages: German

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Genre: FictionCrime and MysteryDetective Story and DetectivesPolice Procedural

Edition #1: The Chinaman

The Chinaman (2007)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Mike Mitchell
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The Chinaman (2007)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Bitter Lemon Press
ISBN: 9781904738213
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Pages: 229

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