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The Resource The hour of the jackal, Bernhard Jaumann ; translated by John Brownjohn

The hour of the jackal, Bernhard Jaumann ; translated by John Brownjohn

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The hour of the jackal
Title
The hour of the jackal
Statement of responsibility
Bernhard Jaumann ; translated by John Brownjohn
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Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Review
Jaumann's police procedural (the first of his works to be translated into English) suffers from overly dramatic storytelling and clunky sentence structure, though the latter could be blamed on a poor translation. The book investigates a series of murders that all relate to the real-life 1989 assassination of Namibian independence leader Anton Lubowski. The heroine is the plucky Clemencia Garises, a 31-year old detective who is hot on the trail of the murderers. Throughout the book, Clemencia follows an anonymous killer plagued with a mysterious malady. Clemencia eventually deduces that the killer is suffering from a terminal illness, basing her conclusion on the weak supposition that such a "mixture of desperation, determination and utter ruthlessness" would only belong to someone without a future. A dramatic bedside confrontation, the release of an abducted spouse, and a passionate confession should lead to an intriguing story, but the awkward and affected writing style make this book a chore to get through. (Nov.) --Staff (Reviewed January 16, 2012) (Publishers Weekly, vol 259, issue 03, p)
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10081966
Cataloging source
UKMGB
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1957-
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Jaumann, Bernhard
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the German
Literary form
fiction
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Brownjohn, John
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True
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  • Namibia
  • South Africa
Label
The hour of the jackal, Bernhard Jaumann ; translated by John Brownjohn
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Maps on enpapers
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
838426
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
267 pages
Isbn
9781906780425
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781906780425
  • (OCoLC)751755839
Label
The hour of the jackal, Bernhard Jaumann ; translated by John Brownjohn
Publication
Note
Maps on enpapers
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
838426
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
267 pages
Isbn
9781906780425
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781906780425
  • (OCoLC)751755839

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