Thumbprint

Thumbprint Review

“It’s a fine example of the craft of detective writing in a period which some regard as the golden age of crime fiction.”—The Sunday Telegraph

The death of a traveling salesman appears to be an open and shut case. Studer is confronted with an obvious suspect and a confession to the murder. But nothing is what it seems. Envy, hatred, and the corrosive power of money lie just beneath the surface. Studer’s investigation soon splinters the glassy façade of Switzerland’s tidy villages and manicured forests.

Diagnosed a schizophrenic, addicted to morphine and opium, Friedrich Glauser spent the greater part of his life in psychiatric wards, insane asylums and prison. His acute observations conjure up a world of those at the margins of society.

Title:Thumbprint
Edition Language:English

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  • Dani Jade

    3.5 starsHard to even tell it was an older book (published 1936 I believe), definitely stands the test of time....

  • Solistas

    Τον Glauser δεν τον γνώριζα αλλά για μήνες τον έβλεπα στα recommendations που βγάζει το GR βασισμένο στα βιβλία που έχεις ...

  • Karen

    Friedrich Glauser was born in Vienna in 1896, dying at aged forty-two after a tumultuous and way too short life. Diagnosed as schizophrenic, addicted to morphine and opium, he spent much of his life i...

  • Mel

    The best protagonists are always flawed, and Wachtmeister Studer is no exception. I read 1 or 2 of these in the original German when I was a kid and enjoyed them, so when I saw these new translations ...

  • Rob Kitchin

    Published in 1936 Thumbprint was the first in five Sergeant Studer novels written by the troubled Fredrich Glauser, who spent much of his life as an addict and in-and-out of prison or psychiatric ward...

  • Glenda

    "Wir haben alle einen Vogel im Kopf. Manche haben sogar eine ganze Hühnerfarm"...

  • Johnny

    There is a certain amount of expectation when the author's bio includes the information, "He was a morphine and opium addict much of his life and began writing THUMBPRINT while at the Waldau asylum" A...

  • Joy

    10 stars!! A Swiss detective story which focuses as much on character development and setting as it does on the actual crime. I read this in January 2018, in preparation for my June 2018 trip to Switz...

  • Aurimas Naus?da

    Detektyvinė istorija tiriama seno, bet įžvalgaus policijos valdininko kalnuotose Šveicarijos vietose. Parodoksalūs herojų psichologiniai konfliktai, netikėta intriga, nekaltai apkaltinto žmoga...

  • Phan Ba

    Vụ án Erwin (tựa nguyên bản Schlumpf Erwin Mord, sau đó là Wachtmeister Studer) là tác phẩm trinh thám đầu tiên của Friedrich Glauser. Nó cũng là một cột mốc đầu tiê...