A Death in Vienna by Frank Tallis

Genre: Mystery
Subject: psychoanalysis, psychology
Setting: Vienna, Austria
Main Characters: Rheinhardt, Liebermann
Series: The Liebermann Papers (1)
Dates Read: December 21 - January 1
Number of pages: 459
Off the Shelf (pre-2012)? Source?: yes, Barnes & Noble
Category for 12 in 12 challenge: Lunchtime, foreign languages

The beginning of this book is somewhat disjointed trying to introduce characters, their relationships at the same time as identify the murder of a well-known physic. If the book had continued to progress in the same manner, I probably would have abandoned it, but once all the factors were in place, the story definitely improved. However, as interesting as the story was, the characters still lacked some dimension.

The setting in Vienna around the turn of the century 1900 with Sigmund Freud as a background character was just a part of the draw of this book. This locked door mystery is worth the time even if there was room for improvement.

No comments: