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      ROSA - JONATHAN RABB

Several murders take place in Berlin in 1918.  It looked as though a serial killer committed the murders.  Each woman had a similar design carved into her back.  Detective Inspector Hoffner is in charge of the investigation.  The clues did not seem to amount to much or point to anyone.

However, when another victim is found, Inspector Hoffner realizes something is different.  The body is that of Rosa Luxemburg a socialist revolutionary.  The mark on her back does not match that of the other victims.  Did someone else murder Rosa and make it look like the serial killer did it?

Hoffner becomes very involved, almost to the point of being obsessed with Rosa and her killer.  Is Hoffner successful at finding Rosa's killer?

Jonathan Rabb has done an excellent job of combining the history of post World War I Germany with fiction.  He does an outstanding job in creating his characters to the point where they seem real.  This is a must read book for anyone who loves history blended with a great story.  Jonathan Rabb shows the reader that he is a skilled writer.  This is an entertaining police procedural book.   Don't pass on this one - it is highly recommended.

REVIEWED BY NANCY EATON

DO NOT REPRINT WITHOUT PERMISSION OF THE REVIEWER, NANCY EATON

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