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Bottini, Oliver

Zen and the art of murder : a Black Forest investigation / Oliver Bottini ; translated from the German by Jamie Bulloch. - London : Maclehose Press, Quercus, 2018. - 296 p. ; 24 cm

Louise Boni, maverick chief inspector with the Black Forest crime squad, is struggling with her demons. Divorced at forty-two, she is haunted by shadows from the past. Dreading yet another dreary winter weekend alone, Boni receives a call from the departmental chief which signals the strangest assignment of her career: to trail a Japanese monk as he wanders through the snowy landscape to the east of Freiburg dressed only in sandals and a cowl. She sets off reluctantly, but when she catches up with him she finds he is injured, fearfully fleeing an unknown evil. When her own team comes under fire, the investigation takes on a terrifying dimension, the repercussions of which will change the course of her own life.

9780857057662 hbk

German fiction--Translations into English.--21th century

Black Forest (Germany)--Fiction

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