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The Empty Mirror (2009)

by J. Sydney Jones(Favorite Author)
3.38 of 5 Votes: 2
0312383894 (ISBN13: 9780312383893)
Minotaur Books
Karl Werthen (Viennese) Mystery
review 1: I really really enjoyed this one! If you are a fan of Sherlock Holmes, you'll love this. Werthen and Gross resemble Sherlock and Watson and everything is set in the 19th century Vienna. The author gives us very interesting historical details about the city and there are references to other famous persons like Mark Twain and Freud. I am not sure how historically accurate everything is, but I really enjoyed the mystery with a bit of romance in it.
review 2: Bored lawyer Karl Werther and his psychology professor Hans Gross follow a case of street murders in Vienna into a rotten conspiracy at the heart of the declining Habsburg Empire--were the deaths of the Empress Elisabeth and her syphilitic son Rudolph really political assassinations? With cameo appearances b
... morey Arthur Schnitzler, Gustav Klimt, Sigmund Freud, Richard von Krafft-Ebbing and a particularly obnoxious Mark Twain visiting as a tourist. less
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Bland and boring, with flat characters and little feel for the setting.
The Empty Mirror by J. Sydney Jones (2008)
Slow at first, but then picked up nicely.
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